Seattle University
Seattle, WA 98122-4340

Admission Requirements

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.

Fall 2016 Admitted Students ACT Scores

Out of the total 986 enrollees 407 students submitted ACT score. Below is the score ranges of the submitted test scores.

25% 75%
English 24 31
Math 24 28
Composite 25 30

Fall 2016 Admitted Students SAT Scores

Out of the total 986 enrollees 552 students submitted SAT score. Below is the score ranges of the submitted test scores.

25% 75%
Critical Reading 540 640
Math 530 650
Combined (Math + Reading) 1070 1290

Admission Requirements and Recommendations

Seattle University uses the following list of admission requirements and recommended documents when evaluating students applications. All documents listed under the "Required" sections must be submitted with your application but those listed under the "Recommended" section are optional.

Please double check with the school to verify the current and complete admission requirements.


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)


  • Secondary school rank

Neither required nor recommended

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Fall 2016 Applicants Statistics

The following table details the number of students who applied, admitted and erolled in Seattle University, in Fall 2016.
Men Women Total National Avg.
Applicants 2,811 5,330 8,141
Admitted students 2,086 3,908 5,994
Enrolled students 331 655 986
Acceptance rate 74.2% 73.3% 73.6% 64%
Yield 15.9% 16.8% 16.4% 35%

Accepted Credits

The following table outlines which college prepartory work and life expreaince will earn you credits at Seattle University.

Advanced placement (AP) credits
Dual credit (college credit earned while in high school)
Not Accepted
Credit for life experiences

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students

Admission Deadlines

January 15

  • Regular application

March 1

  • Applicants notification date
  • Transfer application (priority)

May 1

  • Students must reply to acceptance offer
  • Housing deposit

June 1

  • Fall application

July 1

  • SAT Reasoning / ACT scores
  • SAT Subject score

August 15

  • Transfer application (regular)

November 15

  • Early action application

December 23

  • Early action applicants will be notified

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Seattle University.

Pinchot University
0.9 mile away
Northwest University
6.8 mile away
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8.9 mile away