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Seattle U Says...

Seattle University is committed to qualitative decision making based upon evaluations of students as a whole. Decisions are based primarily upon individual course selection, performance, and trends. The expected academic program comprises 16 units of coursework, including 4 years of English, 3 years of social studies or history, 2 years of a foreig... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

Admissions Office

901 12th Ave

Seattle, WA 98122-1090

United States

Phone: 206-296-2000

Fax: 206-296-5656

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Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 81
SAT:
% Submitting Score:82%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:530 - 630
     Math Middle 50%:530 - 630
     Writing Middle 50%:530 - 640
ACT:
% Submitting Score:39%
     ACT Middle 50%:24 - 29
     Math Middle 50%:24 - 28
     English Middle 50%:23 - 30
     Writing Middle 50%:23 - 30
Average High School GPA:3.58
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:32%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:30%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:22%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:11%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:4%
     % with GPA 2.0 - 2.49:0%
     % with GPA 1.0 - 1.99:0%
     % with GPA 1.0 of lower:0%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:23%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:62%
Students in Top Half of HS Class:90%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:66%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 7,159
Total applicants who are accepted: 5,243
Total of accepted students who enroll: 958
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 86%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $50.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Early Action Application Deadline: 11/15
Early Action Notification Date: 12/23
Early Action Plan Restrictive: No
Notification Begins: 03/01
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Housing Deposit Deadline: 5/1
Housing Deposit Amount: $300.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: No
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 1 year
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Considered
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Very important
Application Essay:Important
Recommendation(s):Important
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Important
Talent / Ability:Considered
Character / Personal Qualities:Very important
First Generation:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Considered
State Residency:Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Considered
Volunteer Work:Considered
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Important
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Total Academic Units:17
     English:4
     Mathematics:3
     Science:2
     Lab Science:2
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:3
     History:1
     Academic Electives:2
Academic Units Recommended:
     Total Academic Units:17
     English:4
     Mathematics:3
     Science:2
     Lab Science:2
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:3
     History:1
     Academic Electives:2
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    81
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    530 - 630
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    530 - 630
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    530 - 640
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    24 - 29
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    24 - 28
  •      English Middle 50%:
    23 - 30
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    23 - 30
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.58
  • Early Action Application Deadline:
    11/15
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