If you are applying to Seattle University, the regular decision application deadline is January 15 and the application fee costs $55.
Here is an overiew of some of Seattle University's admissions stats.
|Seattle University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.6|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||16%|
|Mean SAT Score||1230|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||56%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||42%|
These are the application deadlines for Seattle University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||November 15||––|
|Regular Decision||Yes||January 7||––|
Seattle University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15.
➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
In 2022, Seattle University waitlisted 150 students and 67 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 67 eventually got off the waitlist.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important 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 apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you're strong.
What does Seattle University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Important|
Make sure to check with Seattle University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Seattle University, all applicants 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)|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.5|
Students admitted to Seattle University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.
Out of all students that were admitted, 34% submitted a class rank. At Seattle University 16% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 49% were in the top 25% and 85% were in the top 50%.
At Seattle University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||27%|
|3.50 and 3.74||29%|
|3.25 and 3.49||19%|
|3.00 and 3.24||10%|
|2.50 and 2.9||2%|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
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 Seattle University directly.
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.
Seattle University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Seattle University has 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.
In 2022, 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 aim to earn between 1120 and 1320 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Seattle University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1320 and 25% of scored lower than 1120, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Seattle University student is 1230.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Seattle University students scored 670 or higher and 75% of students scored 550 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 550 or higher.
To be most competitive at Seattle University, you should strive to earn between 24 and 31 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 31 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Seattle University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 31, and three out of four students scored lower than 31 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
• Winter Term
• Spring Term
• Winter Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Seattle University?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Seattle University.
Does Seattle University accept transfer credits?
✅ Seattle University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Seattle University accepts:
• CLEP subject tests
Does Seattle University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Seattle University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Seattle University?
❌ No, Seattle University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Seattle University's acceptance rate?
✅ Seattle University has an acceptance rate of 83%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Seattle University?
❌ Seattle University does not offer early decision.
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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.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer 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
31 and Above
24 to 31
24 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Seattle University is 28. Students with an ACT score of 31 and above have a good chance of getting into Seattle University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 24 and 31 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
1320 and Above
1120 to 1320
1120 and Less
The median SAT score for Seattle University students is 1230. Applicants with SAT scores of 1320 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Seattle University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1120 to 1320 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1120 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Seattle University.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Seattle University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.62. 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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