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Colleges / Southeastern University

Southeastern University

Lakeland, FL 4-Year Private

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 is a private, religous school located in the suburban setting of Lakeland, FL, less than an hour from Tampa, Orlando.

Founded in 1935, Southeastern University currently enrolls around 9,546 students a year, including 8,312 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Southeastern University's endowment was valued at $9,809,282 in 2021. The school spends $4,366 for each full-time student enrolled.

Admissions Facts About Southeastern University

Acceptance rate: 43%

Average GPA: 3.46

Mean ACT score: 21

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: May 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: June 1

Southeastern University Acceptance Rate

Admission to Southeastern University is minimally difficult. The acceptance rate at Southeastern University is 43 percent.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.46 out of 4.0. The mean ACT scores is 21.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Southeastern University a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Southeastern University, around 65 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 851 students who started at Southeastern University as first-time freshman, 260 graduate within four years.

Southeastern University's six-year graduation for undergrads is 44 percent. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $27,557 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Southeastern University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Southeastern University a good school for YOU?

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May 1 is the final deadline to submit an application for next Fall. All applicants should hear back from Southeastern University by June 1.

Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics and majors and more. Or, visit the College Confidential forums to join the conversation about Southeastern University and get personalized recommendations for more schools that might be a good fit for you.

College Info

1000 Longfellow Boulevard Lakeland, FL 33801-6099

Campus Setting: Suburban

Southeastern University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 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

18 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above


18 to 24


18 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Southeastern University is 21. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Southeastern University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Southeastern University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

470 - 570


Reading SAT Range

490 - 600

Southeastern University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Southeastern University is like? There are approximately 8,759 students enrolled at Southeastern University, including 7,708 undergraduate students and 1,051 graduate students. 64% percent of students attend school full-time, 51% percent are from FL and 49% percent of students are from other states.


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