Seattle University

Seattle, WA

Seattle University

Seattle, WA

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Undergrad Catholic

Tuition & Fees

$48,390

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
660
25th
570
75th
670
25th
560
75th
31
25th
23
75th
28
25th
23
75th
30
25th
24
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,587
Declined 1,327
Total Received 7,914
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Private

5,086

undergraduate students

2,937

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a private, Jesuit-affiliated, comprehensive institution. Its 50-acre campus is located in Seattle.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 8,023
Established in 1891
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic

Social Networks

50-acre, urban campus in Seattle (population: 724,745); branch campus in Bellevue. Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city

Seattle University
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA
98122-1090

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
51%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
93%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
28%
Top 1/4
64%
Top 1/2
92%
Bottom 1/2
8%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
660
25th
570
75th
670
25th
560
75th
31
25th
23
75th
28
25th
23
75th
30
25th
24

Admissions Facts

Application fee $55
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) January 15
School has early action program Yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,587
Declined 1,327
Total Received 7,914

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

91%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$26,094

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $47,565
Room $8,730
Board $4,800
Additional fees $825
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $63,120
Average Financial Aid - $26,094
Total with Avg. Aid $37,026

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 206 296-2000
F: 206 296-5755
financialservices@seattleu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Golf yes yes
Rowing yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes

Club Sports - Men's

lacrosse, rugby, soccer, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

lacrosse, rugby, soccer, volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, dodgeball, flag football, indoor soccer, miniature golf, racquetball, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball (indoor/outdoor)

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division I)

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching. yes
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General. yes
Anthropology, General. yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General. yes
Asian Studies/Civilization. yes
Biochemistry. yes
Biology Teacher Education. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Business/Commerce, General. yes
Business/Managerial Economics. yes
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology. yes
Chemistry Teacher Education. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Civil Engineering, General. yes
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist. yes
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services. yes
Commercial and Advertising Art. yes
Computer Engineering, General. yes
Computer Science. yes yes
Computer Software Engineering. yes
Conservation Biology. yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Creative Writing. yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes yes
Criminalistics and Criminal Science. yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia. yes
Divinity/Ministry. yes yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Economics, General. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Environmental Science. yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes yes
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing. yes
Film/Cinema/Media Studies. yes
Finance, General. yes yes
Financial Mathematics. yes yes
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other. yes
Fine and Studio Arts Management. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing. yes
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration. yes
History, General. yes
Humanities/Humanistic Studies. yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes yes
International/Globalization Studies. yes
Journalism. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Management Science. yes yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes yes
Multicultural Education. yes
Music, General. yes
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management. yes
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes yes
Organizational Leadership. yes
Pastoral Studies/Counseling. yes
Philosophy. yes
Photography. yes
Physical Sciences, General. yes
Physics Teacher Education. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes yes
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other. yes
Public Administration. yes yes
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing. yes
Reading Teacher Education. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
School Psychology. yes
Social Work. yes yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes
Stringed Instruments. yes
Structural Engineering. yes
Superintendency and Educational System Administration. yes
Systems Engineering. yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other. yes
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels. yes
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor. yes
Theology/Theological Studies. yes
Visual and Performing Arts, General. yes
Women's Studies. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Management
  3. Liberal Arts

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine

8,023

total students

45%

in-state

55%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

63%

5,086
students

Female
60%
3,058

Male
40%
2,028

37%

2,937
students

Female
64%
1,891

Male
36%
1,046

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

4,708
students

Female
61%
2,863

Male
39%
1,845

7%

378
students

Female
52%
195

Male
48%
183

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Student Break-down

11%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
17%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
39%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
8%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

3%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.20
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: August 15

Winter: November 10

Spring: February 25

Summer: May 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

135

quarter hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

quarter hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 59
Countries most often represented China
Indonesia
Japan
Saudi Arabia
Taiwan
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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