Seattle University has a strong educational standard for new students.

Seattle University is a Jesuit Catholic university founded in 1891. As of 2013, it is home to over 7,700 students. Seattle University indicates that it doesn't have a minimum grade-point requirement for applicants, but for freshmen entering the school in the fall of 2011, the middle 50% of entering students' GPA was 3.3 to 3.9.

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The GPA range on the school's site means that 50 percent of admitted students in 2011 scored between 3.3 and 3.9. The average GPA likely fell in the middle of this range, around 3.6. Seattle University admitted 25 percent of students with a GPA at or below 3.3. Additionally, the top 25 percent of admitted students had GPAs at or above 3.9.