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Seattle University

Seattle, WA, USA
4.03 Average Rating

Seattle University is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and the largest independent university in the Northwest. SU consists of eight colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in over 120 academic majors and minors. As a Catholic institution, SU celebrates mass six days per week at the Chapel of St. Ignatius as well as Reconciliation on Sundays. Utilizing its location, SU provides access to downtown Seattle as well as nearby mountain climbing and kayaking opportunities.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Roman Catholic
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
76%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020
Spring Regular Decision February 15, 2020
Other November 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
32%
Out-Of-State Students
65%
39%
Submitting ACT
74%
Submitting SAT
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
7,291
Total Number of Undergrads
4,764
Academic Calendar

Quarter

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
62%
20-39 Students
35%
40-99 Students
2%
0
100
61%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
74%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$35,577
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$46,590
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$46,590
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,531
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

0
100
81%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
97%
Average Aid Per Year
$23,666
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
97%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$7,257
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$21,762

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
64%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,521
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$22,637
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$241
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
39%
61%
Student Organizations
145
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
45%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Redhawks
School Colors
Red/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Seattle
San Francisco
Portland
Los Angeles
New York
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
73%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$56,500
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What Students Are Saying

4.03 Average Rating
Seattle University is a wonderful school that not only gives you the tools to succeed academically but also experience tremendous personal growth. The university's focus on social justice allows you to utilize your growth to become a valuable member to the community you live in as well as the global community. The people, professors, and resources all make for an amazing college experience.
Sufia from Mission Viejo, CA
Seattle University is a Jesuit school that is right in the middle of the city. Just because Seattle University is Jesuit does not mean you have to believe in a certain religion. It just means they pride themselves in helping you become a smart graduate, not just a smart student.
KID
Seattle University is an amazing college focused on the holistic approach to teaching. Although it is a bit pricey, the food, small class sizes, and one-on-one time with your professor is well worth it.
Kea - Lynnae from Green Bay, WI
This school is very small, so you meet everyone. It is near downtown, so you are able to be very mobile and independent. The classes are also very interesting and fun.
Sarah from Bremerton, WA
It is challenging, to say the least. A jesuit school, that tries not to impress upon people it's own regilious background (however ethics and theology courses are required in the CORE studies). Overall a good, well-rounded school.
Kinsey from Brandon, FL
Seattle University is by far a University to honor in its dedication to educating the whole student. Life here is extraordinary and the scene here with the music in Seattle and the city life just astounds you and captivates you beyond your belief. Of course this school can seem, like any other, like it is not for everyone, but it does one amazing job at making you question that.
College Freshman from HI

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