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Seattle University - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Seattle University

Seattle University

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Seattle University Description:

Located on a 48-acre campus in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, Seattle University is a private Jesuit university that offers 61 undergraduate and 31 graduate programs. Students come from all 50 states and 76 other countries. The university ranks highly among universities in the West. Classes tend to be small with an average size of 19, and the university has a healthy 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio. The university has an interesting 15-course core curriculum that culminates in students applying their education to contemporary social problems. In athletics, Seattle University recently moved from Division II to Division I NCAA competition, where they compete in the Western Athletic Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 7,484 (4,589 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41% Male / 59% Female
  • 95% Full-time

Scholarships for Seattle University (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $34,800
  • Books: $1,485 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,296
  • Other Expenses: $4,029
  • Total Cost: $50,610

Seattle University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 96%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 96%
    • Loans: 61%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $15,246
    • Loans: $7,525

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Criminal Justice, Finance, Humanities, Marketing, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 87%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 62%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 78%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Seattle University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.seattleu.edu/about_seattle_university/mission/

"Seattle University is dedicated to educating the whole person, to professional formation, and to empowering leaders for a just and humane world."

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