SU

Seattle University

901 12th Avenue, Seattle, United States
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  • Currently Enrolled
    45
  • Previously Enrolled
    98

Overview of Seattle University (SU)

About this school

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:4,647
    • Men:1,775 (38.2%)
    • Women:2,872 (61.8%)

Location

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Admission Information (SU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Seattle University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
2
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
July 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for admission ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
902 12th Avenue, PO Box 222000
City, State, Zip
Seattle, WA  98122-1090
Phone
(206) 296-2000
Fax
(206) 296-5656
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$55
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins March 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
December 23

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
-

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
74% of 8,576 applicants were admitted
Women
73% of 5,631 applicants were admitted
Men
75% of 2,945 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,372 (22%) of 6,329 admitted students enrolled
Women
861 (21%) of 4,125 admitted students enrolled
Men
511 (23%) of 2,204 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3660
375 And Above
40%
3.50 - 3.74
26%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
607 average |560-660 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
13%
• Score 600 - 700
40%
• Score 500 - 600
42%
• Score 400 - 500
5%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
619 average |570-670 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
13%
• Score 600 - 700
49%
• Score 500 - 600
35%
• Score 400 - 500
2%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
27 average |24-29 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
24%
• Score 24 - 29
55%
• Score 18 - 23
21%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (SU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $42,885 (71.94624792390155%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,072 (20.252654889526397%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (2.01318637072827%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,450 (5.787910815843777%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Seattle University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification Date
On or about March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003790
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
820 (86.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
630 (76.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
630 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
86 (13.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$35,825
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 562 (89.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,853
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 471 (74.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,421
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 433 (68.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
96 (10.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,043

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,066 (70.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,517 (82.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,515 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
321 (12.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
65%
Average Award
$36,167
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,294 (91.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $25,021
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,891 (75.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,585
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,301 (51.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
175 (4.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,628

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
67%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$28,848
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
8.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, Members of Minorities, Religious Affiliation

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,657

Academics & Instruction (SU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Quarter

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


520

Part-Time Faculty


216

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


62%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 17% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 44% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 26% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 11% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 18% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 58% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 25% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
857,398

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
467
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Seattle University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


84.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


63.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


72.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


74.0%

Programs & Majors (SU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (68)


  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Computer Science
  • Conservation Biology
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Criminalistics and Criminal Science
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International/Global Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Stringed Instruments
  • Western European Studies
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Engineering

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Professional Accounting, Master of Science in Computer Science, Master of Software Engineering, Master of Arts in Psychology, Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling, Master of Not-for-Profit Leadership, Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Finance, Master of Education, Master of Arts in Transforming Spirituality, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership, Master in Teaching, Master of Science in Business Analysis, Master of Sport Administration and Leadership

Master's Programs of Study (32)


  • Accounting
  • Adult Education
  • Adult Nursing
  • Arts Administration
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Database Systems
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English as a Second Language
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Finance and Banking
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Nurse Midwifery
  • Nursing--General
  • Organizational Management
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Education
  • School Psychology
  • Software Engineering
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Theology
  • Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology

Campus Life (SU)

Location & Geography

Population


634,535

Nearest Metropolitan Area


50 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Seattle

Weather


Temperature
35.2 average low in January, 69.9 average high in September
Rain
151 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
10 mile(s) from campus in Seattle
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Seattle
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Seattle

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


45% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


55%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Redhawks
School Colors
Scarlet and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, field hockey, football, rock climbing, soccer, softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Seattle University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, student government of seattle university (sgsu), student events and activities council (seac), redzone, dance marathon, hui 'o nani hawaii club

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


4,383

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
4,647
Women
2,872
Men
1,775

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 18.0% Asian
  • 3.2% Black/African-American
  • 13.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 9.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 1.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 49.0% White
  • 6.1% Unknown

International Students


10.2% from 101 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


2,631

Student Resources (SU)

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