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Seattle University

Seattle University

901 12th Ave Seattle, WA USA 98122

Seattle University is rooted in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition however it welcomes students of all religious and spiritual identities. It is one of just 28 Jesuit colleges in the U.S. and 100 in the world. It is an inclusive university committed to helping students explore and deepen their faith. Seattle University is “where innovation meets humanity.” The acceptance rate at the university is 83% and the graduation rate is 74%.

The university was founded in 1891 on 50 acres in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. There are more than 7,200 students enrolled across the undergraduate and graduate programs.

All students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships, starting at $8,000. All scholarships are renewable for four years. More than 92% of students at Seattle University are provided some form of financial aid. In total, more than 125 million dollars in employment assistance, loans, grants, and scholarships are awarded each year. Tuition at Seattle is $49,335.

At Seattle University, 11.1% of the student body are international students. 44% undergraduate students are from Washington state. The average class size was just 18 students and the student to faculty ratio at the university is just 11 to 1. 41.2% of students are of minority backgrounds and 60% are women.

The average first year retention rate is 85%. Students have an average GPA of 3.62, an average SAT score of 1,227, and an average ACT score of 27.

Standardized tests are now an optional part of the admissions process (as of fall 2021). For students who do submit SAT or ACT scores, the highest sub-scores on both tests will be used as a part of the admissions decision as well as for scholarship decisions and some course placements freshman year.

At Seattle University, there are eight colleges and schools which offer more than 120 different undergraduate majors, certificate programs, and graduate degrees.

There are many study abroad options at Seattle University. Students can travel to one of 47 different countries, engaging with different cultures, and building their own professional development.

There are also many student organizations on campus including religious groups, athletics, ROTC, and so much more. Three of every four students participate in community service while enrolled, which is three times the national average.

97% of all graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months of their graduation from Seattle. The median salary of alumni from Seattle is $59,800. The median salary ten years after graduation is 36% above the national average.

Seattle has been named the number one destination city for college students by the 2022 Axios-Generation Lab. 70% of graduates stay in Washington state after graduation. However, alumni reside in more than 97 countries.

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