Seattle University
Seattle, WA 98122-4340

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Quarter
Total enrollment 7,487
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Student to faculty ratio 12:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 2,145 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
No
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
No
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

74%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Seattle University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 8,141 applications and 5,994 students were granted admission. Seattle University is at the #72 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 42% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 56% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1070 to 1290
ACT25 to 30

Application Fee

$55
Undergrad students
$55
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Seattle University's tuition was $40,500 for all students regardless of residency (51.2% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$35,627
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $22,127
$40,500
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
$40,500
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 96% of Seattle University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 18% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,493 (which is 2.1% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Seattle University in 2016-2017, was 584, which is 59% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,459 (which is 7.4% below the national average.)

$4,493
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,400
$5,459
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,895
96%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Seattle University has enrolled a total of 7,487 students (5,886 students full-time and 1,601 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 7,487 students, 355 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 39% men and 61% women and 4,657 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 2,830 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 27 students for distance studies.

7,487
Total Enrollment
355
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 48%

Asian: 15%

Non-resident alien: 10%

Hispanic: 10%

Two or more races: 7%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%

Black/African American: 3%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Seattle University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 27% 302
Legal Professions And Studies 21% 234
Theology And Religious Vocations 11% 128
Psychology 7% 78
Visual And Performing Arts 5% 59
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 5% 54
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 3% 38
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 2% 28
Education 2% 20
Health Professions And Related Programs 1% 14

Graduation & Dropout Rates

75%
Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Seattle University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

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Still enrolled
25%
Dropout rate
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Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$35,900
Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Seattle University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $35,900. Last year, out of the total 1,047 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 974 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,116 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 960 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $35,900 $47,200
Employment Rate 93% 86%
Total Graduates 1,047 1,116

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

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0.9 mile away
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6.8 mile away
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8.9 mile away