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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
About Seattle Pacific University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Address
3307 3rd Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119
Website

Seattle Pacific University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
87%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
990-1230
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$29,174/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,530/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,357/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,150/ year
  • $76-110k
    $29,247/ year
  • $110k+
    $33,206/ year
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Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.54 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.58 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.58 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,998Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Female
    35%
  • Conservative, middle class, and friendly.
    30%
  • Friendly
    22%
  • Learning
    7%
  • Family
    4%
  • Conservative
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
93%
of students say they don't have Greek life.59 responses
Poll
72%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.101 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 43 responses
Report
  • Community-oriented
    44%
  • Private
    33%
  • Cool
    7%
  • Important
    5%
  • Progressive
    5%
  • Rigorous
    5%
  • Adaptable
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.43 responses
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Seattle Pacific University Reviews

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My experience at Seattle Pacific University has been so awesome. Since we are a small school, that means we have smaller classes and our professors are able to build closer relationships with us. The support, challenge, and care I received from my professors were what made my first year so worth it. Many of our professors are Doctors in their fields and teach from a place of great experience and knowledge. It is very evident in their teaching! In smaller classes, it is also so much easier to make friends with colleagues and build closer relationships with them as well. Campus life is great. All of the dorms have great communities and our dining hall is known by other colleges to be really good. Although you will reach a point where you get tired of dining hall food, it is at the end of the day, pretty good for a college cafeteria. Altogether, I love SPU and look forward to the rest of my years here.
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I really like the small school atmosphere of the place. You make good friends that you most likely will have multiple classes with so it makes it easier to study and makes class more fun. The teachers have a lot of knowledge and are very receptive to feedback. Campus is beautiful and really well taken care of! The only down fall is that since they are a Christian school you are required to take quite a few in depth theology classes, regardless of your major. This takes up a lot of time, credits, and money for classes that may not be applicable for some people.
I have immensely enjoyed my time at Seattle Pacific University. Although the campus is small, it is a beautiful oasis nestled in the affable Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle, with plenty of city to explore! The food--Gwinn--is amazing, and you'll love the buffet-style cafeteria featuring amazing cookies you can stash in your backpack for later. I have learned so much during my time at SPU, due to the excellent academics and engaging professors. Give it a chance and I promise you'll love it just as much as I do!