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Chances of getting into Seattle University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
78.5%
Admission Difficulty for Seattle University
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Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Seattle U and can I get accepted? The school has a 78% acceptance rate ranking it #10 in Washington for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,253 out of 7,968 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 30 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.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Seattle University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Seattle U SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1150-1320
Applicants Submitting SAT
75%
SAT Scores for Seattle University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1150
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 1240

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Seattle University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 32 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1150 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 1060. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

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 >86%
1235 to 1320 Avg + 78%-86%
1150 to 1235 Avg - 68%-78%
1065 to 1150 Reach 55%-68%
Less than 1065 Low <55%
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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 23
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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Seattle University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >86%
27 to 30 Avg + 78%-86%
24 to 27 Avg - 68%-78%
21 to 24 Reach 55%-68%
Less than 21 Low <55%
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Seattle U GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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 3.58 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 78% of all applicants.

 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Seattle University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,263 2,705 7,968
Accepted 4,124 2,129 6,253
Acceptance Rate 78% 79% 78%
Enrolled 570 360 930
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 17% 15%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jun 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 1, 2021.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Seattle University is $55.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Seattle University and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does Seattle University prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Seattle University?

78% 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.

What SAT score is required for Seattle University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1150 and 1320. 75% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Seattle University?

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.