Seattle University

Women's WCLA Contact: Molly Cohen
7 / 10
4,685 Undergrads / 7,291 Students
10 / 10
$35,569 Net Price
2 / 10
78% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    WCLA Div. 2

  • College Type

    4-year, Private non-profit

  • Campus Type

    City: Large

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
11 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
61% / 74%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Where Grads Live
  • Greater Seattle Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Portland Oregon Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Hawaiian Islands
  • Greater Denver Area
  • Greater San Diego Area
  • Phoenix Arizona Area
  • Spokane Washington Area
  • Indonesia
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Orange County California Area
  • Greater Boston Area
Where Grads Work
  • Boeing
  • Microsoft
  • University of Washington
  • Amazon
  • T-Mobile
  • Starbucks
  • City of Seattle
  • Swedish Medical Center
  • Seattle Public Schools
  • Nordstrom
  • King County WA
  • AT&T
  • Seattle Children's
  • Expedia Inc.
What Grads Do
  • Education
  • Operations
  • Sales
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Engineering
  • Program and Project Management
  • Healthcare Services
  • Community and Social Services
  • Information Technology
  • Consulting
  • Marketing
  • Media and Communication
  • Administrative
  • Human Resources
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Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
540 - 640
570 - 660
1160 - 1350
23 - 32
23 - 28
24 - 30

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 530 - 630 for SAT; 8 - 10 for ACT

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This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 7,968 2,705 5,263
% Admitted 78% 79% 78%
% Admits That Enroll 15% 17% 14%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.61
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  • Waitlisted
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Business (25%)
    Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (13%)
    Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (11%)
    Finance, General (8%)
    Engineering (7%)
    Psychology (6%)
    Psychology, General (6%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (5%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (4%)
    Communication & Journalism (4%)
    Marketing/Marketing Management, General (4%)
    Social Sciences (4%)
    Accounting (4%)
    Liberal Arts & Sciences (3%)
    English Language & Literature (3%)
    Criminal Justice & Law Enforce (3%)
    Computer Science (3%)
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for all students (private non-profit and for profit institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$46,590
    Books & Supplies$1,200
    Cost of Living$12,531
    Personal Expenses$3,600
    Sticker Price$63,921

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    98% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship96%$25,594
    Federal Grants20%$8,511
    Pell Grants19%$4,789
    Other Federal14%$6,000
    State & Local Grants9%$10,531
    Institutional Grants96%$22,834
    Student Loans63%$7,052
    Federal Loans62%$5,301
    Other Loans5%$21,366

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $241 Million $33,080

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $22,637.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $18,425 $241

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 1.8%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 2,036 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $56,500

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 5.54 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 61% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 2 2
    Fondling 1 1
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery - -
    Aggravated Assault 2 2
    Burglary 12 9
    Motor Vehicle Theft 3 3
    Arson - -

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
    Undergrad InstructionProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: Professional-dominant
    Enrollment ProfileMajority undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, more selective, higher transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, medium, primarily residential

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