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Colleges / Southeastern University

Southeastern University

Lakeland, FL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate50%

Southeastern University Admissions

It is not difficult to get into Southeastern University. Around 50% of applicants get into Southeastern University each year. Out of 4,300 applications received in 2023, 2,134 students were offered admission.

If you are thinking about applying to Southeastern University, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 5/1 and the application fee is $40.

Southeastern University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Southeastern University's admissions stats.

Southeastern University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 12.07%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist No

Southeastern University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Southeastern University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 5 1

Applying Early to Southeastern University?

Southeastern University does not offer early decision or early action.

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

More on Southeastern University Admissions

How To Get Into Southeastern University

It is not difficult to get into Southeastern University. Southeastern University has open admissions, which means admission is not competitive and any applicants that met the basic requirements can enroll.

In 2022, Southeastern University accepted 50% of all applicants, approximately 2,134 from 4,300 applicants.

Schools that are not difficult to get into, like Southeastern University, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.

Transferring to Southeastern University

Transfer student admissions is not difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Southeastern University

Southeastern University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Southeastern University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Southeastern University

What does Southeastern University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

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

Make sure to check with Southeastern University for more information on admission factors.

Southeastern University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Southeastern University?

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

Out of all students that were admitted, 97.89% submitted a class rank. At Southeastern University 12.07% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 33.8% were in the top 25% and 61.31% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Southeastern University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 30.01%
3.75 and 3.99 16.82%
3.50 and 3.74 14%
3.25 and 3.49 12.19%
3.00 and 3.24 8.86%
2.50 and 2.9 10.57%
2.00 and 2.49 4.23%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Southeastern University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Southeastern University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to Southeastern University

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Southeastern University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Southeastern University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Southeastern University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Southeastern University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Southeastern University.

Does Southeastern University accept transfer credits?

✅ Southeastern University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Southeastern University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

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

✅ Southeastern University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Southeastern University?

✅ Southeastern University is not test optional.

What is Southeastern University's acceptance rate?

✅ Southeastern University has an acceptance rate of 50%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Southeastern University?

❌ Southeastern University does not offer early decision.

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Southeastern University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Southeastern University? Southeastern University is a less selective institution. The Southeastern University acceptance rate is 50%. This means that the institution accepts 49 out of every 100 applicants.


Southeastern University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

May 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Southeastern University is Continuous processing.

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

Southeastern University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Southeastern University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Southeastern University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.56. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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