Seattle University

Seattle, WA 98122

Seattle University is a privately run, not for profit institution, located in Seattle, Washington. It offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

The total number of students who applied in FALL 2016 was 8141 and 5994 students were accepted.

Seattle University in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $40,500 and fees $765. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $40,500 and $765 respectively.

College Overview

Campus LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio-
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate-

Available Nursing Programs

BSN (2017 NCLEX passrate: 98.33%)

The Seattle University School of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science Degree for students seeking to be employed in a range of healthcare facilities. The program prepares students for National Council of Licensure licensing examination for Registered Nurses.

Students are accepted as freshman students and are not required to reapply for admission to the nursing program as long as they are able to maintain a 2.75 GPA for all courses and a 3.0 for program prerequisite courses.

Seattle University offers a large clinical laboratory with high tech simulation capabilities to enable students to get hands on experience and to acquire confidence before coming into contact with real patients.

Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to apply  to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination to become a licensed Registered Nurse.

Admission Requirements:

  • High School Transcripts or GED Equivalency Certificate
  • College Transcripts (if applicable)    
  • A minimum of a 2.0 GPA for all college level coursework
  • Pre-requisite General education and science courses

Successful applicants to the program will be required to submit documents for immunization series, current CPR certification for health care providers, criminal background check, and proof of having acquired personal liability insurance.   

Accelerated MSN
Masters program tracks: MSN
Doctoral program tracks: DNP

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Seattle University

Seattle Pacific University
3.37 miles away
Northwest University
6.81 miles away
Pacific Lutheran University
32.62 miles away
Saint Martin's University
45.53 miles away
Heritage University
124.44 miles away
Concordia University-Portland
141.79 miles away
University of Portland
142.06 miles away
Linfield College-School of Nursing
144.63 miles away
George Fox University
162.19 miles away


Institutional Accreditation
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
04/01/1935 - Current
Specialized Accreditation
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
06/21/2012 - Current
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
01/28/2010 - 06/21/2012
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/28/2002 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/28/2002 - Current



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading540 to 640
SAT: Math530 to 650
SAT: Writing530 to 630
ACT Composite25 to 30
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Cost (Net Price)


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$25,958
30k to 48k$26,422
48k to 75k$30,783
75k to 110k$32,995
Over 110k$37,298
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Financial Aid & Loan




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Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Seattle University
900 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122

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