Chances of getting into Seattle University

Seattle University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
75.6%
Admission Difficulty for Seattle University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Seattle U and can I get accepted? The school has a 76% acceptance rate ranking it #8 in Washington for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,536 out of 8,640 applicants were admitted making Seattle University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 32 percent. Seattle University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Seattle U SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1130-1320
Applicants Submitting SAT
75%
SAT Scores for Seattle University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1130
SAT Scores for Seattle University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 660
SAT Composite 75th 1320
Average SAT Score 1230

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

Seattle University typically requires applicants to be in the top 36 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 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 1030. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1230 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in Washington for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 75 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Seattle University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1320 and Above Good >84%
1225 to 1320 Avg + 76%-84%
1130 to 1225 Avg - 65%-76%
1035 to 1130 Reach 52%-65%
Less than 1035 Low <52%
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Seattle U ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
24-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
39%
ACT Scores for Seattle University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for Seattle University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 27

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 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 27 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #4 in Washington for highest average ACT composite score. 39 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
30 and Above Good >84%
27 to 30 Avg + 76%-84%
24 to 27 Avg - 65%-76%
21 to 24 Reach 52%-65%
Less than 21 Low <52%
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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 grades are above the average 3.58 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Seattle U accepts 76% of all applicants.

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Admission Statistics

Seattle University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,676 2,964 8,640
Accepted 4,242 2,294 6,536
Acceptance Rate 75% 77% 76%
Enrolled 652 431 1,083
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 19% 17%

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

75% of students submit their SAT scores to Seattle U. 39% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

76% of those who apply are granted admission to Seattle U. Admission competition is and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1130 and 1320. 75% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 24 and 30. 39% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.