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Seattle University: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees $24,615 $26,325 $28,260 $29,340 3.8%
Books and supplies $1,260 $1,305 $1,350 $1,440 6.7%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board $7,503 $7,860 $8,340 $8,805 5.6%
Other $3,504 $3,652 $3,738 $3,913 4.7%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
On Campus $36,882 $39,142 $41,688 $43,498 4.3%

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Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2009
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 5,310 2,013 3,297
Percent admitted 66% 64% 68%
Percent admitted who enrolled 21% 21% 21%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA   X
Secondary school record X  
Completion of college-preparatory program X  
Recommendations X  
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X  
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X  
Test Scores: Fall 2009 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 646 88%
ACT 314 43%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading 520 640
SAT Math 530 640
SAT Writing 520 620
ACT Composite 23 29
ACT English 23 30
ACT Math 23 28
  • Seattle University is committed to qualitative decision making based on a holistic review of each application. Primary consideration is given to applicants’ course selection and performance; other factors taken into consideration include the applicant’s personal statement, letters of recommendation, standardized test results, academic trend and extracurricular accomplishments.

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities 4/1/1935 -   Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / Program Periods of Accreditation Status
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools 1/1/1994 -   Accredited
American College of Nurse-Midwives, Division of Accreditation
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses 1/28/2010 -   Pre-Accredited
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology 7/1/1993 -   Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels 9/28/2002 -   Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels 9/28/2002 -   Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools 1/1/1965 -   Accredited