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Southeastern University Overview

Located in Lakeland, Florida, Southeastern University is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Southeastern University Known For?

1,073 Undergraduate Awards
$34,594 Avg Cost After Aid
53% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at SEU.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Southeastern University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at SEU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Theology & Religious Vocations Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Theological & Ministerial Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Online Theology & Religious Vocations Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Online Sacred Music Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Online Theological & Ministerial Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Sacred Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Most Popular Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Southeastern University?

Location of Southeastern University

Contact details for SEU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1000 Longfellow Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33801-6034
Phone: 863-667-5000
Website: www.seu.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seuniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/seuniversity

How Do I Get Into SEU?

You can apply to SEU online at: www.seu.edu/apply/

Admission Requirements for SEU

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

How Hard Is It To Get Into SEU?

53% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
42% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 53%, SEU does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 52%, and the acceptance rate for women is 54%.

Average Test Scores

About 42% of students accepted to SEU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 600. Math scores were between 460 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Southeastern University  ( 490 to 600 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Southeastern University  ( 460 to 570 )
200
800
SEU received ACT scores from 46% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 24. Math scores were between 17 and 24. Composite scores were between 18 and 24.

ACT English Scores for Southeastern University  ( 17 to 24 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Southeastern University  ( 17 to 24 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Southeastern University  ( 18 to 24 )
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36

Can I Afford Southeastern University?

$34,594 Net Price
65% Take Out Loans
7.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of SEU is $34,594. 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 SEU, approximately 65% of students took out student loans averaging $6,287 a year. That adds up to $25,148 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SEU is 7.3%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Southeastern University Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,974 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,717 undergraduate students at SEU, with 4,974 being full-time and 3,743 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  SEU

There are also 1,177 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,974 full-time undergraduates at SEU, 42% are male and 58% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  SEU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of SEU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 73
Black or African American 638
Hispanic or Latino 1,073
White 2,915
International Students 63
Other Races/Ethnicities 212

Geographic Diversity

Florida students aren't the only ones who study at Southeastern University. At this time, 45 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 39 countries are represented at SEU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Brazil, Bahamas, and Colombia.

Online Learning at Southeastern University

1,351 Took All Classes Online
4,343 Took At Least One Class Online
10.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 7 bachelor’s degree and 4 master’s degree programs available online at SEU. In 2017-2018, 4,343 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 32nd most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of SEU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Southeastern University was 10.5%. This is the #1,302 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SEU regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of SEU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 19%
Business, Management & Marketing 14%
Communication & Journalism 25%
Communication & Media Studies 7%
Community Organization & Advocacy 67%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 56%
Liberal Arts General Studies 56%
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 75%
Public Administration & Social Service 8%
Sacred Music 56%
Theological & Ministerial Studies 88%
Theology & Religious Vocations 34%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at SEU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at SEU.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Human Services #28
General Psychology #84
Theology & Religious Vocations #106
Public Administration & Social Service #111
Psychology #117
Criminal Justice & Corrections #200
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #227
Liberal Arts General Studies #227
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #228
Business Administration & Management #427

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%.

Southeastern University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 132 195 0 76 5 408
Business Administration & Management 0 0 132 15 66 1 214
Social Work 9 0 31 0 35 0 75
Health & Physical Education 0 0 71 0 0 0 71
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 29 0 39 0 68
Special Education 0 0 22 12 29 0 63
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 54 0 0 0 0 54
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 32 19 51
General Psychology 0 0 40 0 0 0 40
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 13 0 19 0 0 0 32
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 27 0 0 0 27
Nursing 0 0 27 0 0 0 27
Human Services 0 0 13 0 14 0 27
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 23 0 0 0 23
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 23 0 0 0 23
Marketing 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 15 0 2 0 17
Sacred Music 0 2 14 0 0 0 16
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 15 0 0 0 15
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 14 0 0 0 14
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 13 0 0 0 13
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0 13 0 13
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 13 0 0 0 13
International Business 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
General English Literature 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Arts & Media Management 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Journalism 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
General Biology 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Teaching English or French 3 0 0 0 4 0 7
History 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 0 0 0 6 0 6
Accounting 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Music 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
English Literature (Other) 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Mathematics 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Biblical Studies 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Writing Studies 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Statistics 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
TOTAL 25 188 860 27 318 25 1,443

References

*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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