Seattle University (Seattle U.)

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Seattle U. can be found in Seattle, WA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around eight thousand students enrolled each year at Seattle U..

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores within the range of 1570 (25th percentile) to 1900 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 24 (25th percentile) to 29 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants accepted to Seattle U.. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Seattle U. average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.28 - 3.57. Approximately 70 percent of all students which applied were accepted at Seattle University, and from those that were granted acceptance around 19 percent continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Seattle U. Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Seattle University was reported as 73.2% in Fall 2013 with over 7,160 college applications submitted to Seattle U.. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Seattle U. SAT Scores: 1570 - 1900
  • Seattle U. ACT Scores: 24 - 29
  • Seattle U. Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into Seattle University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Seattle University has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Seattle U. has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 66.3%
  • 2010-2011: 70.9%
  • 2011-2012: 70.5%
  • 2012-2013: 71.5%
  • 2013-2014: 73.2%
  • Projected Seattle U. Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 71.5%

How Does Seattle U. Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Seattle University is thirty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Seattle Pacific University72.1%
Northwest University97.2%
University of Washington-Bothell Campus75.7%
University of Puget Sound85.2%
University of Washington-Tacoma Campus85.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Seattle U. (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading520 - 640
Math530 - 630
Writing520 - 630
Total Score1570 - 1900
ACT®Score Range
English23 - 29
Math23 - 29
Composite Score24 - 29
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