Seattle University

Seattle, Washington

#265 National Colleges

78.48% Admission Rate
Least Selective

4,618 Undergraduates Enrolled

  • Private nonprofit
  • Doctoral/Professional Universities
  • Four-year, full-time, more selective, higher transfer-in
  • Four-year, medium, primarily residential
  • Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Seattle University (SU) is a private Jesuit university in Seattle, Washington. SU is the largest independent university in the Northwestern United States, with over 7,500 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools.

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Seattle, Washington

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City: Large (population of 250,000 or more)

Far West (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)


Predominant Degree Awarded
Predominantly bachelor's-degree granting

Highest Degree Awarded
Graduate degree

Most Popular Fields

Field % Students
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 25.8%
Health Professions And Related Programs 13.0%
Engineering 7.1%
Psychology 6.0%
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 5.8%
Visual And Performing Arts 4.9%
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 4.8%
Social Sciences 4.4%
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 3.9%
English Language And Literature/Letters 3.8%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 3.7%
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 3.6%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 2.5%
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 1.9%
Natural Resources And Conservation 1.8%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1.7%
Mathematics And Statistics 1.7%
History 1.3%
Physical Sciences 0.7%
Philosophy And Religious Studies 0.5%
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 0.5%
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 0.4%



Percentage Students Receiving Aid

Average Net Cost After Aid


SAT Scores

1251 Composite Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 660 615 570
Verbal 660 620 580

ACT Scores

27 Cumulative Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 28 26 23
English 32 28 23