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Colleges / Seattle University

Seattle University

Seattle, WA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate82%

About Seattle University

Seattle University is a private, religious university in the city of Seattle, Washington. Seattle University was founded in 1891. The college enrolls around 7,268 students a year, including 4,301 undergraduate students.

Seattle University Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Seattle University. In 2022, Seattle University accepted 82% of applicants. In 2022, 7,012 out of 8,539 total applicants were accepted.

Seattle University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 82%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.6
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 56%

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Seattle University is located Seattle.

If you want to see Seattle University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 5 to Seattle, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Seattle-Tacoma International.

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College Info

902 12th Avenue, PO Box 222000 Seattle, WA 98122-1090

Campus Setting: Urban

Seattle University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 7

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Seattle University is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Seattle University is Aug 7.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Seattle University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1120 - 1320


Math SAT Range

570 - 670


Reading SAT Range

550 - 660

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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Estimated Chance

1320 and Above


1120 to 1320


1120 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Seattle University students is 1230. Applicants with SAT scores of 1320 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Seattle University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1120 to 1320 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1120 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Seattle University.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Seattle University is like? There are approximately 7,268 students enrolled at Seattle University, including 4,301 undergraduate students and 2,967 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 45% percent are from WA and 55% percent of students are from other states.


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