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Seattle University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1891
Affiliation: Roman Catholic (Jesuit)
Academic calendar: Quarter
Undergraduate student body: 4,160
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $182,290,000
Admissions Address

901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122-4340

Website

http://www.seattleu.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@seattleu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.6
Send application by: July 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Michael McKeon
Admissions office telephone: (206) 296-2000
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: July 1
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 4 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $45
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.seattleu.edu/home/prospective_students/freshmen/how_to_apply/application_instructions/ Tuition deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $100 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Lab 2 3
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 3 4
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 2 2
Total academic units N/A N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: July 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: July 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Important
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 65%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 65%
Total applicants: 4,532
Total acceptances: 2,933
Total freshman enrollment: 787
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 1,751
Male acceptances: 1,049
Male freshman enrollment: 287
 
Female applicants: 2,781
Female acceptances: 1,884
Female freshman enrollment: 500
Out-of-state freshmen: 51%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 401
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 258
Students enrolled from waiting list: 5

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 32%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 64%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 93%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 59%
Average high school GPA: 3.6
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 98%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 89%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 530 – 640
Math: 520 – 630
Combined: 1050 – 1270

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 9.6% 6.6%
600-699 34.5% 34.7%
500-599 42.5% 43.8%
400-499 12.6% 14.6%
300-399 0.9% 0.4%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 35%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 22 – 27
Math: 22 – 28
Composite: 22 – 27

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 9.5% 15.0% 8.4%
24-29 55.5% 48.2% 56.2%
18-23 33.9% 32.5% 31.0%
12-17 1.1% 4.0% 4.4%
6-11 0.0% 0.4% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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