Seattle U Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Seattle U? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 5,700 out of 7,806 applicants or 73% were admitted making Seattle U a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. Seattle University typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 5,051 2,755 7,806
Accepted 3,740 1,960 5,700
Acceptance Rate 74% 71% 73%
Enrolled 660 342 1,002
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 17% 18%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Seattle University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Seattle U regularly accepts students with ACTs of 25 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 23 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 27 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. 50 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Seattle University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1150 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1050. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1250 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 75 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1150 1350
SAT Reading 590 690
SAT Math 560 650
ACT Composite 25 29
ACT English 24 32
ACT Math 24 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >82%
27 to 29 Avg + 73%-82%
25 to 27 Avg - 61%-73%
23 to 25 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 23 Low <48%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1350 and Above Good >82%
1250 to 1350 Avg + 73%-82%
1150 to 1250 Avg - 61%-73%
1050 to 1150 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 1050 Low <48%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Seattle University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Seattle University was 3.58 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Seattle U accepts 73% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 33% Good
3.50 to 3.75 30% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 22% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 11% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 4% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Seattle University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=236595 IPEDS survey data for Seattle University.

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