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.
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.
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.
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.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
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||√|
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|
|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.
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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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.
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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
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..
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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First-Year Applications are Due
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
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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
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.
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