|Admission Standards||Very High|
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
The acceptance rate at Seattle U is 83%. It ranks #9 in Washington for lowest rate of acceptance. Seattle University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 6,587 out of 7,914 applicants were admitted.
The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 32 percent (SAT 1130/1330 ACT 24/30). Seattle University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.63. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 12% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The Seattle U application fee is $55 and applications are due by Jun 1.
Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Seattle University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 75% of students submitted SAT scores and 39% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||570|
|SAT Math 25th||560|
|SAT Composite 25th||1130|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||660|
|SAT Math 75th||670|
|SAT Composite 75th||1330|
|Average SAT Score||1230|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Seattle University?
Seattle University typically prefers 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. Seattle U ranks #5 in Washington and #202 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 75 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1330 and Above||Good||>89%|
|1230 to 1330||Avg +||83%-89%|
|1130 to 1230||Avg -||74%-83%|
|1030 to 1130||Reach||63%-74%|
|Less than 1030||Low||<63%|
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||23|
|ACT Math 25th||23|
|ACT Composite 25th||24|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||31|
|ACT Math 75th||28|
|ACT Composite 75th||30|
|Average ACT Score||27|
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 #5 in Washington and #204 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 39 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Seattle University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|30 and Above||Good||>89%|
|27 to 30||Avg +||83%-89%|
|24 to 27||Avg -||74%-83%|
|21 to 24||Reach||63%-74%|
|Less than 21||Low||<63%|
What GPA do you need to get into Seattle University?
Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Seattle U. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Seattle University was 3.63 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #5 in Washington for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.63 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Seattle U accepts 83% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||28.0%||Avg +|
|3.50 to 3.74||26.0%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.49||15.0%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.24||11.0%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.99||4.0%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.49||0%||Low|
|1.00 to 1.99||0%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
55% of Seattle University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||24%|
|Top 25% of class||55%|
|Top 50% of class||91%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||12%||13%||12%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 1, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Seattle University is $55.
What are the requirements for admission to Seattle University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Considered but not required|
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
75% of students submit their SAT scores to Seattle U. 39% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
83% 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 1330. 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.