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Seattle University
Seattle, WA
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 4,776
   Women 2,919 (61.1%)
   Men 1,857 (38.9%)
Graduate Students 2,701
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 74% of 8,149 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.61
SAT Math 588 average
530-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 588 average
540-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 27 average
25-30 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $58,434
  Tuition and Fees $41,265
  Room and Board $11,499
Average Percent of Need Met 73%
Average Freshman Award $32,663
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 512
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 43% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Seattle Population 634,535
Nearest Metropolitan Area Seattle
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 93% of freshmen, 46% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Redhawks
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
17.9% Asian
2.9% Black/African-American
11.5% Hispanic/Latino
8.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
1.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
49.1% White
8.5% Unknown
International Students 10.9% from 102 countries
First-Year Students Returning 87.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 64.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 64%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 14.0%