Seattle University

Seattle, WA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 4,233
Graduate Enrollment: 3,027
Doctoral/Professional Universities
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic

Campus Details

Large City (>250k)
Four-year, medium, highly residential // full-time, more selective, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 82.12%

Male/Female: 35% / 65% (2017)

First generation college students: 19.4% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 4.7% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 1.3% (2011)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,246
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1120 - 1330

2022 Median Admit ACT: 28
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 24 - 31

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 83.6% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 73.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 63.2% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 53.8% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 36.9%
Black: 4.4%
Hispanic: 14.4%
Asian: 22.8%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.2%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1.4%
2+ races: 9.2%
Non-resident alien: 8.7%
Unknown race: 2.0%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $64,819
In-State tuition: $49,335
Out-of-State tuition: $49,335

Estimated books and supplies: $1,200 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $13,035 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $3,600 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $13,035 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $3,600 (2022)

Average Family Income: $114,209 (2017)
Median Family Income: $74,788 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 18.9%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 49.4%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $19,883 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $211 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $25,170
$30k-48k $27,078
$48k-75k $30,814
$75k-110k $40,351
$110k+ $39,822

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 65%
6-year graduation rate: 75%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 95.4% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $19,883 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $7,667 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $17,125 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $17,000 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 78.8% (2015)
@3 year 83.7% (2017)
@5 year 82.6% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 63.8% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 63.4% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $51,644 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $68,186 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Economics. 4
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 22 $20,250 $207 $33,330 ($2,778) $43,726 ($3,644)
Bachelor's Degree Area Studies. 2
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 5
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 24 $19,500 $207 $62,478 ($5,207)
Bachelor's Degree Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 36 $18,250 $185 $43,479 ($3,623)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 45 $24,980 $228 $84,762 ($7,064) $117,447 ($9,787)
Master's Degree Computer Science. 33 $134,887 ($11,241)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Computer Science. 37 $233
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 3
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 82 $19,500 $207 $34,958 ($2,913) $50,776 ($4,231)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 21 $631 $44,933 ($3,744) $52,051 ($4,338)
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 23 $728 $78,278 ($6,523)
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 47 $21,247 $209 $43,695 ($3,641)
Master's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 14 $466 $57,473 ($4,789) $70,318 ($5,860)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Criminal Justice and Corrections. 1
Bachelor's Degree Public Administration. 12
Master's Degree Public Administration. 40 $577 $67,345 ($5,612) $73,784 ($6,149)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Public Administration. 4
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 12 $34,681 ($2,890)
Master's Degree Social Work. 29 $463 $53,158 ($4,430)
Bachelor's Degree Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other. 1
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 5
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 11
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 21 $20,449 $207 $40,227 ($3,352) $52,211 ($4,351)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 20
Bachelor's Degree Visual and Performing Arts, General. 5
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 15 $23,792 $245 $19,406 ($1,617) $53,951 ($4,496)
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 6
Bachelor's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 20 $24,583 $252 $27,356 ($2,280) $34,643 ($2,887)
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 18
Bachelor's Degree Music. 2
Bachelor's Degree Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management. 5
Graduate/Professional Certificate Accounting and Related Services. 12
Bachelor's Degree Business/Managerial Economics. 21 $55,679 ($4,640) $100,895 ($8,408)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 5
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 116 $24,000 $244 $54,099 ($4,508) $70,076 ($5,840)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Finance and Financial Management Services. 20
Bachelor's Degree International Business. 21 $47,077 ($3,923) $72,119 ($6,010)
Graduate/Professional Certificate International Business. 7
Bachelor's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 20 $22,332 $248
Master's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 52 $112,025 ($9,335)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 15
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 69 $20,750 $217 $44,644 ($3,720) $65,906 ($5,492)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Marketing. 11
Bachelor's Degree History. 16
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 30 $23,319 $247 $20,402 ($1,700) $43,735 ($3,645)
First Professional Degree Law. 182 $1,644 $65,675 ($5,473) $84,607 ($7,051)
Master's Degree Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies. 20
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 25 $19,750 $207 $42,320 ($3,527) $45,774 ($3,815)
Bachelor's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 24 $24,500 $244
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 49 $23,500 $244 $33,207 ($2,767) $55,317 ($4,610)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 39 $22,417 $238 $32,672 ($2,723) $52,518 ($4,377)
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 9
Bachelor's Degree Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences. 15 $35,703 ($2,975)
Bachelor's Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 10
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 22 $23,281 $236
Master's Degree Applied Mathematics. 45
Bachelor's Degree International/Global Studies. 24 $20,500 $217 $27,727 ($2,311) $68,154 ($5,680)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 31 $17,494 $162 $30,313 ($2,526)
Master's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 16
Graduate/Professional Certificate Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 3
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 8
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 2
Master's Degree Theological and Ministerial Studies. 11 $57,486 ($4,791)
First Professional Degree Theological and Ministerial Studies. 6
Graduate/Professional Certificate Theological and Ministerial Studies. 1
Master's Degree Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries. 15
Graduate/Professional Certificate Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries. 2
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 6
Master's Degree Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management. 29 $466 $45,231 ($3,769) $50,799 ($4,233)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Health and Medical Administrative Services. 1
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 4 $27,775 $262 $89,107 ($7,426) $96,973 ($8,081)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 3
Bachelor's Degree Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 14 $90,085 ($7,507)
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 143 $25,000 $250 $74,940 ($6,245) $82,480 ($6,873)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 90 $1,202 $111,516 ($9,293)
First Professional Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 12
Graduate/Professional Certificate Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 3
Bachelor's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 2
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 61 $22,979 $233 $47,473 ($3,956) $70,134 ($5,845)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 185 $466 $93,071 ($7,756) $118,265 ($9,855)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Business Administration, Management and Operations. 63 $507 $112,440 ($9,370)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 53 $23,734 $241 $65,521 ($5,460) $91,473 ($7,623)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 30 $96,213 ($8,018)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Computer Software and Media Applications. 15
Master's Degree Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education. 9
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 36 $450 $56,977 ($4,748) $56,115 ($4,676)
First Professional Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 10
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 4
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 42 $700 $66,550 ($5,546) $73,132 ($6,094)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 82 $379 $68,792 ($5,733) $69,701 ($5,808)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 1
Master's Degree Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 10 $50,787 ($4,232)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 1
Bachelor's Degree Civil Engineering. 21 $24,000 $209 $66,600 ($5,550)
Master's Degree Civil Engineering. 5 $81,394 ($6,783)
Master's Degree Computer Engineering. 3
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 38 $25,000 $217 $76,343 ($6,362) $86,784 ($7,232)
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 29 $20,467 $234 $62,286 ($5,191) $81,022 ($6,752)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $88,578
Full time faculty: 71%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 11.0

School's endowment start of year: $238,887,506 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $311,296,767 (2022)