Seattle University School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Seattle, WA

$46,590

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 7,199, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 78%. The university offers 69 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 74%, and a student-faculty ratio of 11:1. Tuition and fees for students are $46,590.

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Admissions Breakdown

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.

Acceptance Rate Insight

78% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Test scores 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

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1150-1320

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 24-30

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

4%

Online Student Enrollment

11:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

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

Demographics

White

42%

Asian

15%

Hispanic

12%

Non-U.S. Citizen

10%

Unknown

8%

Two or more races

7%

Black

4%

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.

Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

1

Total Online Enrollment

268

Student Location Breakout

4% 96%

Percent of Programs Online

99% On-campus

1% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Not offered

Associate Not offered

Bachelor's Not offered

Graduate Certificate Not offered

Master's 2% online

Doctorate Not offered

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

20%

State Grant Aid

9%

Institution Grant Aid

96%

Pell Grant

19%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $8,511
State Grant Aid $10,531
Institution Grant Aid $22,834
Pell Grant Aid $4,688

Financial Outlook

$48k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$22k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. 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.