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Colleges / Southeastern University

Southeastern University

Lakeland, FL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate45%
Acceptance Rate45%

About Southeastern University

The mission of Southeastern University is to equip students to discover and develop their divine design to serve Christ and the world through Spirit-empowered life, learning and leadership. SEU partners with Ignite Church in Williston, Vermont as an extension site to offer students an affordable online experience while earning their degree right from the comfort of their home for approximately half the cost of the on-campus tuition listed below. Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission in Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact us today at office@ignitechurchvt.com or call 802-862-2108 to learn more about getting your education at SEU through Ignite Church.

Southeastern University Overview

Southeastern University is a private, religious school in the suburban setting of Lakeland, Florida. Southeastern University was founded in 1935 and currently enrolls around 9,365 students per year year, which includes 8,118 undergrad students. Southeastern University ensures on-campus housing for students. The majority of students live on campus.

📆 Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2023 is May 1. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should hear from Southeastern University by June 1.

Student Activities at Southeastern University

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Southeastern University's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Southeastern University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Southeastern University, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Southeastern University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Southeastern University on the Student Life page.

2022 Southeastern University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 45%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 8%
Tuition $28,848
Percent of Need Met 59.3%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $18,232

Is Southeastern University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better sense of what Southeastern University offers and if the school seems like the right college for you.

Southeastern University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is not difficult to get into Southeastern University. Around 45% of applicants get into Southeastern University each year. Out of 4,924 applications received in 2022, 2,223 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Southeastern University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 66% of students who start at Southeastern University return the next year. 51% of Southeastern University undergrads graduate within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Southeastern University Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Southeastern University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Southeastern University

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Southeastern University meets 59.3% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Southeastern University full-time are awarded $18,232 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $26,374 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Southeastern University.

Based on this information, does Southeastern University seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Southeastern University a good school for you?

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Where is Southeastern University?

Southeastern University is located in the suburban setting of Lakeland, Florida, less than an hour from Tampa and Orlando.

If you would like to see Southeastern University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 4 to Lakeland, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Tampa International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Southeastern University and Lakeland are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1000 Longfellow Boulevard Lakeland, FL 33801-6099

Campus Setting: Suburban

Southeastern University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

May 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Southeastern University is May 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Southeastern University is Jul 1.

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

Southeastern University ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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Southeastern University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

980 - 1150


Math SAT Range

460 - 580


Reading SAT Range

500 - 610

Southeastern University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Southeastern University is like? There are approximately 9,365 students enrolled at Southeastern University, including 8,118 undergraduate students and 1,247 graduate students. 57% percent of students attend school full-time, 50% percent are from FL and 50% percent of students are from other states.


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