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Seattle University (Seattle U)

900 Broadway, Seattle, WA

Campus image of Seattle University

Seattle U. is a nonprofit private institution located in Seattle, WA and provides a large number of degree programs for students. The Roman Catholic affiliation of this school is an important part of the history, education and mission that defines the school. Enrollment at Seattle U. is nearly 7,800 yearly.

Areas of study available at Seattle University include but are not limited to:

  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Education
  • Psychology

Students applying for admission are usually asked to submit an application, transcripts, standardized test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by the admissions office. Students may provide either the ACT or SAT exam scores to be considered for admissions at Seattle U.. A score in a range of 1580 to 1890 on the SAT, or 24 to 28 for the ACT is usually submitted among admitted students. 71% of applicants are admitted to Seattle U., of which 20 percent choose to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is approximately $36,000, but may change yearly. Students are encouraged to visit the school's tuition calculator to better understand their personal tuition costs. Student housing is available for students and costs around $9,900 annually. Students attending this school may be eligible for aid which is typically loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The Seattle U. Redhawks participate in a number of athletic programs, as part of the NCAA organization. Available sports offered may include the following:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AAA)

Students who wish to get more about Seattle University can check out their website at http://www.seattleu.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give an overview of the candidates Seattle U accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Seattle University has a total student population of about 7,400. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 13% enrolling as graduate students and 62% as undergraduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $39,000-$47,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
  • Per unit charges are around $950 for part time students

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid93%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships93%$19,407
Receiving Student Loans55%$7,396
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Seattle University may offer services like:

  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation Rates

Seattle University has a high graduation rate when compared to similar schools nearby.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years59%
Graduating in 5 Years16%
Graduating in 6 Years2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: Seattle University

  • Law Program
  • Nurse Midwifery Education Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
  • Theology (Ministry) Program

Campus: Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry Alaska MAPS

  • Theology (Ministry) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (since 2010)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Seattle University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-AAA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Western Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Western Athletic Conference)
  • Track and Field (Western Athletic Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Seattle University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Theology and Religious Vocations

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Seattle University for official up-to-date information.

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
73.02%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
93%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
11:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$19,891