|Admission Standards||Very High|
|Applicant Competition||Very 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.
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.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||580|
|SAT Math 25th||570|
|SAT Composite 25th||1150|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||660|
|SAT Math 75th||660|
|SAT Composite 75th||1320|
|Average SAT Score||1240|
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
|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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|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||32|
|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 #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
|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%|
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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
62% 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||23%|
|Top 25% of class||62%|
|Top 50% of class||90%|
|Bottom 50% of class||10%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||14%||17%||15%|
Applicants have 228 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are 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?
|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.
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.
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.
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.