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Seattle, Washington

Seattle U Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Seattle University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
73.8%
Admission Difficulty for Seattle University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Seattle U and can I get accepted? The school has a 74% acceptance rate ranking it #6 in Washington for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,329 out of 8,576 applicants were admitted making Seattle U a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 26 percent. Seattle University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Seattle U SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1200-1390
Applicants Submitting SAT
50%
SAT Scores for Seattle University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 620
SAT Math 25th 580
SAT Composite 25th 1200
SAT Scores for Seattle University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 690
SAT Composite 75th 1390
Average SAT Score 1300

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Seattle University?

Seattle University typically requires applicants to be in the top 24 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1200 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1100. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1300 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in Washington for highest average SAT composite score. 50 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Seattle University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1390 and Above Good >83%
1295 to 1390 Avg + 74%-83%
1200 to 1295 Avg - 63%-74%
1105 to 1200 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 1105 Low <50%
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Seattle U ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
24-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
49%
ACT Scores for Seattle University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for Seattle University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 26

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Seattle U?

Admission data indicates that Seattle U regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 in Washington for highest average ACT composite score. 49 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Seattle University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Seattle University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >84%
26 to 29 Avg + 74%-84%
24 to 26 Avg - 65%-74%
22 to 24 Reach 55%-65%
Less than 22 Low <55%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.58
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Seattle University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Seattle University was 3.58 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #6 in Washington for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Seattle U accepts 74% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Seattle University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 33% Good
3.50 to 3.75 30% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 22% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 11% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 4% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

62% of Seattle University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Seattle University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 23%
Top 25% of class 62%
Top 50% of class 90%
Bottom 50% of class 10%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Seattle University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,631 2,945 8,576
Accepted 4,125 2,204 6,329
Acceptance Rate 73% 75% 74%
Enrolled 620 337 957
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 15% 15%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Seattle University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Seattle University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Seattle University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

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