Seattle University
Seattle, WA, USA


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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
  • Coed

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Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
Acceptance Rate
Students Applied
Transfer Acceptance Rate
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

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SAT Subject Tests
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AP Course Credit
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Dual Enrollment
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Important Deadlines

Application TypeApplication DeadlineReply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier.November 15
Fall Regular DecisionJanuary 15
Spring Regular DecisionFebruary 15
Winter Transfer Deadline
November 1
Test Optional
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Application Fee
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
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Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
Out-Of-State Students
US States Represented
Countries Represented
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Average ACT Composite: 28
Average SAT Composite: 1251
SAT Percentiles

Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
Top 25%
Top 50%

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-426-7123
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

-Apply for the Sullivan Scholarship (competition to select 9 students to award full-rides to in each incoming class).

-Apply for PLENTY of outside scholarships. Though SU gives generous grants, they have few supplementary scholarships available until students are Juniors. Without outside scholarships, SU would have still been out of reach for me even with their assistance.

-Find a job early, preferably before even moving to Seattle. You will be hurting if you wait until Winter Quarter to work.
Kevin from Lacey, WA
Come to the school if you can! You will learn a lot more from being here than looking at the school through your computer screen. Take a campus tour, and talk to some of the student you see on campus. Most of them will be more than happy to talk to you and share there experiences.
Taylor from Seattle, WA
Tip number one: if you are from places like California, Texas, Hawaii, Florida (like me) or any other place in which the hot climate never really changes, be prepared for a culture shock when you hit Washington. There's a reason why they call it the Seattle Freeze.
Tip number two: choose your classes wisely. If you choose a class with a hard or boring professor, or even one you think you won't mesh with, GET OUT. Your GPA WILL suffer. You need to pick classes and a major/minor that you are truely interested, invested, and excited about. Don't try to make it work because I've tried that, and it is almost impossible to fake enthusiam and interest in an academic setting.
Kinsey from Brandon, FL
1. Come check out campus.
2. Do a tour--and ask questions.
3. Talk to students--ask for what they like and dislike.
4. Listen--students will tell you honestly what they think.
5. Talk to a professor or two. They are all very approachable.
6. If you can sit in on a class in your program of study. I have seen other students do this, and it can give you an idea of what the work level is like.
7. Look around--SU is by far the most goregous campus I have ever been on.
Dana from Seattle, WA
Students planning to come to Seattle, if they do not already know the place, should very well make sure to plan for an adventure. Seattle University is at the heart of Seattle and does an amazing job of blending in. Make sure you bring comfortable, warm clothes and have a pair of shoes that you don't mind walking everywhere in. The campus is small enough to get around by walking which eliminates the need for any bikes and boards, but it will indeed benefit you. Freshman 15? Seeing as you walk pretty much everywhere you go you may actually be losing 15. A big tip is to be open to the city around you. The city is absolutely amazing and is less than a mile or two away! You can find all the shopping places you need, so you definitely wouldn't need to bring you entire house with you. Although it may be wonderful here the whether is extremely bipolar. One day it may be sunny, and the next it can rain. One year may have snowfall, and the next Seattle decides not to have a White Christmas. Make sure you love the cold when you come here because you will easily start to feel like cool drafts if you haven't already!
College Freshman from HI
Work hard! You only take three classes a quarter, but that's because they are all five credits which means that they are a larger workload than most other schools. All of my classes have been amazing so far though and all of the professors are incredibly accessible for students to talk to.
Ciera from Seattle, WA
Get involved on campus to ensure a great college experience. I joined as many clubs as I could my freshman year and it was an amazing way to meet people who were passionate about the same things as I was.
Sufia from Mission Viejo, CA
There are no tips that can help a student prepare for life at college. No matter how prepared you are to face independent life away form your friends and family, rigorous homework that keeps you up late, and new people, tips will not help you. College is something you have to experience and work at constantly. You can prepare your brain for something, but never your heart. The one thing you should remember is to make new mistakes and learn from them, not always make the same mistakes.
Apply for as many scholarships as possible and make sure it is the right choice for you before committing.
Kea - Lynnae from Green Bay, WI
Honestly, go here if you want a complete education and meet really great people.
Sarah from Bremerton, WA