Southeastern University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Southeastern University
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Southeastern University Admissions Overview:

Southwestern University admits just under half of applicants each year, but students with good grades and test scores still have a pretty good chance of being accepted. If your grades are B-average or better, and you have scores within or above the ranges posted below, you are on track for admission to SEU. Along with an application, prospective students will need to submit high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, and a personal essay. For complete instructions, be sure to visit the school's website.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Southeastern University Acceptance Rate: 46%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Southeastern University Description:

Founded in 1935 as Alabama Shield of Faith Institute, Southeastern University is a private Christian university located in Lakeland, Florida. Orlando and Tampa are each within an hour's drive, and Florida Southern College is just a couple of miles away. The university is affiliated with the Assemblies of God but welcomes students from other Christian denominations (students are required to be Christian to attend SEU). Southeastern students can choose from over 50 degree programs with fields in religion and the social sciences being among the most popular. High achieving students should look into the Honors Program for perks such as special classes, extra scholarships, and early course registration. Southeastern is a residential university with active student life. Students can choose from a range of clubs, organizations, and intramural sports. The university also takes its Christ-centered identity seriously, and students have a range of options for chapel services, worship, and mission work. The university also hosts an annual conference featuring Christian speakers. Potential applicants should be aware that the university believes that "human sexuality is between one genetic male and one genetic female within the covenant of marriage" (see Southeastern's statement on human sexuality). On the athletic front, the Southeastern University Fire competes in the NAIA Sun Conference. The university fields nine men's and seven women's intercollegiate teams.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 5,804 (5,055 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 77% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $24,160
  • Books: $1,600 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,724
  • Other Expenses: $2,400
  • Total Cost: $37,884

Southeastern University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 92%
    • Loans: 72%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $12,131
    • Loans: $6,625

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business, Communication, Elementary Education, Film Production, Human Services, Ministerial Leadership, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 71%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 8%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 28%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 41%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Tennis, Softball, Volleyball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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