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Seattle U Demographics & Diversity

Seattle, Washington

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Seattle U are predominantly White with a smaller Asian population. The school has very high racial diversity. 55% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Seattle University students
Race Percent of Students
White 44%
Black 3%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 16%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 7%
International 11%
Race Unknown 9%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 66% more female students than male students enrolled at Seattle University with a gender ratio of 62% women to 38% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Seattle U has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Seattle University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 38%
Women 62%
Enrollment by gender for Seattle University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,646
Women 4,404

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Seattle U serves a high number of out-of-state students with 56% of the student body residing outside of Washington or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Seattle University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 44%
Out of State 53%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$70,785 per year

19% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 7.1%
Part time Undergrads 4%

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