Southeastern University Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Southeastern University

Southeastern University is a private Christian institution situated in Lakeland, Florida. Southeastern students can select from over 50-degree programs, and a robust student/faculty ratio supports academics. Also, professors take a personalized approach to the teaching and learning process. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via the university’s many clubs and organizations. The Southeastern University Fire plays in the NAIA Sun Conference. The university sponsors nine men’s and seven women’s intercollegiate teams.


  • Total Enrollment: 8,759 (7,708 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male/57% Female
  • 63% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $25,870
  • Books: $1,600
  • Room and Board: $9,832
  • Other Expenses: $2,400
  • Total Cost: $39,702

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 95%
    • Loans: 65%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $11,212
    • Loans: $6,621

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Theology and Religious Vocations; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Public Administration and Social Service Professions; and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 72%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 4%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 26%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 41%

NCAA Athletic Programs

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

Overview of Southeastern University Admissions

Southwestern University admits just under half of the applicants each year. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. This institution has a robust admissions process that involves a multitude of academic measures. Applicants must complete an online application. A persuasive essay and glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside of the admissions offices mean range. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices. Students should make a campus visit to determine if the institution is a good fit for them.

Admissions Data                        

  • Southeastern University Acceptance Rate: 48%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 490/600
    • SAT Math: 460/560
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 18/24
    • ACT English: 17/25
    • ACT Math: 17/23

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Southeastern University, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If Southeastern University is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, California State University Fresno, California State University Stanislaus, California State University Bakersfield, California State University East Bay, Kean University, California State University Los Angeles

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Southeastern University, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Montclair State University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of California, Merced, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, La Salle University, Liberty University, Texas A&M University-Commerce

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Southeastern University. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, then you’ll be a competitive candidate for these schools.

University of Alabama, Ohio University, University of North Texas, California State University Long Beach, Pace University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Washington State University

Applying to Southeastern University

Application Deadline: Rolling

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