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Seattle University

Seattle, Washington

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Student Population
Seattle University overview
Location Seattle, Washington
Online seattleu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Seattle University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Seattle, Washington, Seattle University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Roman Catholic faith. In the most recent statistical year 7,968 prospective students applied, and 6,253 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 930 enrolled in the school.  5,904 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,387 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $45,765 plus fees of $825. Seattle U is ranked 133 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Seattle U is rated within the top 24% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Very High
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SAT 1150/1320
ACT 24/30
GPA 3.58
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jun 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $55

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Seattle University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$825
Room and Board $12,531
Budget for Other Expenses$3,600
Total One Year Cost$63,921

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$60,400 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
71% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Seattle University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 27%
Health Professions 13%
Social Sciences 8%
English and Literature 5%
Psychology 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=236595 IPEDS survey data for Seattle University.

Current students may use the Seattle University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.