Seattle University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Seattle, WA

$48,390

Avg tuition

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About Seattle University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Catholic, Roman Catholic  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Seattle University is a medium-sized private university located on an urban campus in Seattle, Washington. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,050, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 83%. The university offers 83 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 73%, and a student-faculty ratio of 10:1. Tuition and fees for students are $48,390.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

83% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

82% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

73% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Required

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 24-30

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1130-1330

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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7k

Students enrolled

88%

Online student enrollment

10:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

43%

Asian

17%

Hispanic

12%

Non-U.S. Citizen

9%

Two or more races

8%

Unknown

5%

Black

5%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Female student population

62%

Socio-economic diversity

19% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

1

Total Online Enrollment

6,192

Student Location Breakout

88% 12%

Percent of Programs Online

100% On-campus

0% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's X Bold Not offered

Graduate Certificate X Bold Not offered

Master's Check Bold 2% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

20%

State Grant Aid

9%

Institution Grant Aid

97%

Pell Grant

19%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $8,771
State Grant Aid $10,841
Institution Grant Aid $23,911
Pell Grant Aid $4,748

Financial Outlook

$22k

Average student debt after graduation

$48k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.