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Seattle University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 23rd 2019By -  Supriya Sarkar

Seattle University allows admission in all 4 seasons – Summer, Winter, Fall, and Spring. It has an acceptance rate of 73.6% with students coming from more than 30 countries to the University. It has a total of 7500 students. The university offers 34 accredited graduate degree programs and 27 certificate options across various campuses.

  • International students make up 10% of the university’s population.
  • The graduation rate of the university is more than 75 %.
  • The average annual cost of attending the University ranges from 55000- 58000 USD.
  • The university has a 99% acceptance rate in the graduate programs.


Application portalCommon application/ University application portal
Application fee55 USD
Acceptance rate73.6%
Mode of paymentOnline using credit/debit card
SAT scoreOptional
ACT scoreOptional
International application deadlineFall Quarter: April 1
Winter Quarter: September 1
Spring Quarter: December 1
Academic calendarSemester
Intake seasonSummer, Fall, Spring, Winter

Note – SAT/ ACT is optional yet recommended to international students.

Seattle University Admission Deadlines

Early application ( SAT/ACT score)15 November
Regular Decision ( SAT/ACT score)15 January
Early application deadline15 November
Regular decision deadline15 January
Regular decision reply deadline1 March
The deadlines for graduate courses varies depending upon the choice of courses.

Seattle University International Admissions

Certain additional requirements are to be fulfilled by international students:

  • Transcripts
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Statement of Intent
  • Resume
  • English Proficiency Test Score
  • Declaration of finances

English language requirements

TestMinimum Score Required
TOEFL (PBT)520-579
TOEFL (IBT)68-91
ACT20+ in both reading and English

Seattle University Undergraduate Admissions

Submission of SAT/ ACT scores is optional for international students unless they are applying for a scholarship. While applying for a scholarship, submission of SAT/ACT test score is mandatory.

SAT SubsectionScore Range
Reading and Writing590 - 690
Math560 - 650

The university provides direct entry to students who select a major while applying.

For direct entry, some programs require a minimum SAT/ACT score. Following are some such programs.

Forensic Science57024
Business and Law64027
Business ( all the other majors)55023
All majors in Science and Engineering57024

The scores in case of an early application must be received before November 15. In case of a regular decision, they must be received the latest by January 15.

Transcripts, Certificates, Proof of English proficiency must be submitted along with the application. The exam options for the English proficiency test are IELTS and TOEFL.

The application fee for undergraduate courses is 55 USD.

Seattle University Graduate Admissions

The university has a high acceptance rate for graduate programs. 99% of the applicants for graduate programs are accepted by the university. Following is the information for admission in graduate courses.

CourseApplication PortalApplication DeadlineApplication FeeAcademic RequirementsMinimum English Language Proficiency
Professional MBACommon Application/ University WebsiteAugust 1, 201955 USD
GMAT score 595 or 154 in each section of GRE GPA – 3 and above
IELTS -( 7.0)
TOEFL(IBT)- 68-91
TOEFL (PBT)- 520-579
Mechanical EngineeringCommon Application/ University WebsiteAugust 20, 201955 USD
GMAT score 595 or 154 in each section of GRE GPA – 3 and above
IELTS -( 7.0)
TOEFL(IBT)- 68-91
TOEFL (PBT)- 520-579
Computer scienceCommon Application/ University WebsiteJuly 20, 201955 USDGMAT score 595 or 154 in each section of GRE GPA – 3 and aboveIELTS -( 7.0)
TOEFL(IBT)- 68-91
TOEFL (PBT)- 520-579
LawCommon Application/ University WebsiteMarch 1, 201955 USDPerformance on the Law School Admission Test, academic record, professional accomplishmentsIELTS -( 7.0)
TOEFL(IBT)- 68-91
TOEFL (PBT)- 520-579

Note*- Given are the priority deadlines for the popular subjects. The applicants must contact the office of graduate admission in case the priority deadlines have passed.

For professional MBA course at the university GMAT/ GRE waiver is provided to the applicant if they fulfill the following requirements:

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 with 5 years of relevant industry work experience.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.25 with 3 years of relevant industry work experience.
  • Master of science degree in science, technology, engineering, maths, finance or accounting with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Supporting Documents

  • Transcripts
  • Certificate
  • Statement of Intent
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume (in a few courses)
  • Declaration of finances
  • Test scores
  • Copy of passport

The applicants must follow the guidelines mentioned and ensure the application is 100% complete. International students are expected to submit the applications 6-9 months prior to the application quarter of their entry to allow visa processing.

To receive full consideration, make sure the documents are sent within priority deadlines. Late applicants may be considered by the university depending upon the space availability.

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