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Seattle University Overview

Seattle University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Seattle, Washington. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Seattle University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$43,486 Avg Cost After Aid
82% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Seattle U is 1%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The highest award offered at Seattle U is the doctor's degree.
  • In <nil>, 71% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Seattle U makes roughly $73,484 a year. This is 80% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • It takes the average Seattle U student 4.2 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

Where Is Seattle University?


Contact details for Seattle U are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 900 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122-4340
Phone: 206-296-6000

How Do I Get Into Seattle U?

You can apply to Seattle U online at:

Admission Requirements for Seattle U

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Seattle U?

82% Acceptance Rate
68% Of Accepted Are Women
26% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Seattle University is 82%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 32% of accepted students are men and 68% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 81%, and the acceptance rate for women is 83%.

Average Test Scores

About 26% of students accepted to Seattle U submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 660. Math scores were between 570 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Seattle University  ( 550 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for Seattle University  ( 570 to 670 )
Seattle U received ACT scores from 10% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 23 and 33. Math scores were between 23 and 29. Composite scores were between 24 and 31.

ACT English Scores for Seattle University  ( 23 to 33 )
ACT Math Scores for Seattle University  ( 23 to 29 )
ACT Composite Scores for Seattle University  ( 24 to 31 )

Can I Afford Seattle University?

$43,486 Net Price
54% Take Out Loans
0.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Seattle U is $43,486. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Seattle U, approximately 54% of students took out student loans averaging $7,017 a year. That adds up to $28,068 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Seattle U is 0.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Seattle University Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,098 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,241 undergraduate students at Seattle U, with 4,098 being full-time and 143 being part-time.


There are also 3,027 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,098 full-time undergraduates at Seattle U, 38% are male and 62% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Seattle University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 942
Black or African American 181
Hispanic or Latino 593
White 1,514
International Students 348
Other Races/Ethnicities 520

Geographic Diversity

Washington students aren't the only ones who study at Seattle University. At this time, 36 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 72 countries are represented at Seattle U. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Indonesia, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at Seattle University

916 Took All Classes Online
3,525 Took At Least One Class Online
2,218.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 3,525 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Seattle U has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 19th most popular in Washington for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Seattle U

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Seattle University was 2,218.8%. This is the #82 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Seattle U regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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