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Seattle University Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Seattle University, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is January 15 and the fee for the application costs $55. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Students who apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than March 1.

Considering Applying Early to Seattle University?

Seattle University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is November 15, which is coming up fast! Seattle University will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 23.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Seattle University?

Seattle University is amoderately difficult school to get into. Seattle University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, Seattle University **accepted 83% of students, around 6,587 of the 7,914 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Seattle University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to upper-level nursing, engineering, diagnostic ultrasound, honors programs is program very difficult.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult. In 2021, Seattle University waitlisted 515 students. Of those, 262 eventually received an admissions offer.

What's Most Important to Get In to Seattle University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Seattle University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Application Essay Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Considered

Seattle University Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Seattle University must submit the following items. Double check with Seattle University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Seattle University?

Students admitted to Seattle University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 37% submitted a class rank. At Seattle University 24% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 55% were in the top 25% and 91% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Seattle University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 37%
3.75 and 3.99 28%
3.50 and 3.74 26%
3.25 and 3.49 15%
3.00 and 3.24 11%
2.50 and 2.9 4%
2.00 and 2.49 0%
Seattle University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Seattle University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 56% of Seattle University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 42% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Seattle University?

To be competitive with other Seattle University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1130 and 1310 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Seattle University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1310 and 25% of scored lower than 1130, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Seattle University students scored 670 or higher and 75% of students scored 570 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Seattle University students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 570 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Seattle University?

To be most competitive at Seattle University, you should strive to earn between 24 and 30 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Seattle University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.

A 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Seattle University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to Seattle University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Seattle University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 7.

Transfer students can enroll in Seattle University during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Winter Term Summer Term

Seattle University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Seattle University?

Students who are admitted to Seattle University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does Seattle University accept transfer credits?

Seattle University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Seattle University accepts:

Does Seattle University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Seattle University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Seattle University?

No, Seattle University is test optional, so you can choose whether or not to send your ACT or SAT scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..

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Seattle University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

83%

How hard is it to get into Seattle University? Seattle University is a somewhat selective institution. The Seattle University acceptance rate is 83%. This means that the institution accepts 83 out of every 100 applicants.

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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 ACT Scores

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ACT Range

24 - 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

30 and Above

Good

24 to 30

Avg

24 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Seattle University is 27. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into Seattle University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 24 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 24 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Seattle University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1130 - 1310

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Math SAT Range

560 - 670

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Reading SAT Range

570 - 660

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Seattle University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.63

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Seattle University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.63. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

7,050

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

83%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$48,510

Out-of-State

$48,510

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
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