4,647
Students
Financial aid thermometer
36,167
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
73
73%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

Seattle University is a Comprehensive institution located in Seattle, WA, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 902 12th Avenue, PO Box 222000
Seattle, WA  98122-1090
United States

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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European Studies (Western) Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Cell And Molecular Biology Checkmark
Conservation Biology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management Checkmark
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Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
E-commerce Checkmark
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International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Organizational Leadership Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Digital Communication And Media/multimedia Checkmark
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Public Relations, Advertising, And Applied Communication Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Web Page, Digital/multimedia And Information Resources Design Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Biology Teacher Education Checkmark
Chemistry Teacher Education Checkmark
Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
Physics Teacher Education Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Civil Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
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Environmental/environmental Health Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
English Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
French Checkmark
Spanish Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Diagnostic Medical Sonography And Ultrasound Technology Checkmark
Health/medical Preparatory Programs Related Checkmark
Prenursing Studies Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/safety Checkmark
Criminalistics And Criminal Science Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology Checkmark
Economics Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
Sociology Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Commercial And Advertising Art Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Film/cinema/video Studies Checkmark
Fine Arts Related Checkmark
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Music Checkmark
Photography Checkmark
Stringed Instruments Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

8,576
Applied
6,329
Accepted
4,647
Enrolled
74%
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Female Admissions

5,631
Females Applied
4,125
Females Accepted
73%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,945
Males Applied
2,204
Males Accepted
75%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

55
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
A minimum high school GPA of 2.5
2 recommendations

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported March 1st Yes
Other early decision plan November 15th December 23rd
Transfer March 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 619 570 670
SAT Math 607 560 660
ACT Composite 27 24 29

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

43,785
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Fees

825
Full-time student fees
12,288
Room & board
8,238
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

36,167
Avg. Financial Aid Package
35,825
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
15,204
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
6,746
Avg. Loan Aid
14,628
Avg. Grant Aid
25,021
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
65%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
13%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

4,647
Total undergrad students
10%
International Students
59%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 11.81%
Black or African American 2.84%
White or Caucasian 44.01%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.32%
Asian 16.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.88%
Two or more races 8.24%
Other 5.49%

Gender

Male (38.2%)
Female (61.8%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 45%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Quadstock, Christmas Tree Lighting and Luau

Student Services

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Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Government of Seattle University (SGSU), Student Events and Activities Council (SEAC), Redzone, Dance Marathon and Hui 'O Nani Hawaii Club

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
bicycle patrols

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 1 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Checkmark Checkmark
Riflery Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Checkmark Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark Checkmark No
Track And Field No Checkmark Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Crew Checkmark Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Checkmark Checkmark
Riflery Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving No Checkmark Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark Checkmark No
Track And Field No Checkmark Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No

Faculty

736
Total Faculty
11:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 520
Part-time - 216
Male - 347
Female - 389