933 reviews
  1. Seattle, WA
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
Seattle Pacific University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
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
83%
SAT Scores Range
1030-1245
ACT Scores Range
22-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Seattle Pacific University

Cost

Net Price
$26,584/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,004/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,346/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,802/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,966/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,601/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.54 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.56 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,107Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Female
    34%
  • Conservative, middle class, and friendly.
    30%
  • Friendly
    23%
  • Learning
    7%
  • Family
    5%
  • Conservative
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
93%
of students say they don't have Greek life.57 responses
Poll
72%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.99 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Community-oriented
    44%
  • Private
    32%
  • Cool
    7%
  • Important
    5%
  • Progressive
    5%
  • Rigorous
    5%
  • Adaptable
    2%

After Seattle Pacific University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.43 responses

Seattle Pacific University Reviews

933 reviews
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The most disappointing aspect of this school was the blatant lies I was told to get me attend. It turned out to be a sales pitch for as awful a product as are often featured in infomercials. Their school can't be very good if they have to lie about their product to get attendees. I asked very specific questions, which upon attendance, proved completely untrue.
Ideologically speaking, this school advertises as conservative, but practices an oppressive hostility towards any ideas different than their liberal ideas.
The majority of professors are unprofessional with arbitrary and unequitable grading methods. When speaking with a veteran of the school, my third year in, s/he told me to take professors, not classes. I got nothing out of most of my classes, with the exception of two or three professors.
The on campus "amenities" such as commuter accommodation, food options, exercise, are all mediocre at best.
If I had a choice, knowing what I know now, I doubt I would attend.
My experience at Seattle Pacific University so far has been wonderful. The professors and other faculty members are very friendly and helpful and are always very available to explain any confusions or just talk. The community of students is very tight knit and welcoming and there are always events and clubs to be involved in. There is a wide diversity of students who all have different interests and the dorm life is a very fun and positive community. The academics here are rigorous and challenging, but they are very beneficial and students are provided with a wonderful well-rounded liberal arts education.
I absolutely love Seattle Pacific University and I feel right at home here. Since my aunt graduated with the class of 2013, I have plenty of connections through her and have been in touch with so many wonderful and outstanding people willing to help me through my college transition. Through many of the programs and things to do, I have met so many great students like myself who want to be or do something great in this world. Overall, I would not trade this experience for the world. The only reason I give it one less, is because of the price of school here, which is not too bad but I have to get a job to cover my expenses because my family cannot help me very much. So I am kind of on my own to work things out financially for myself. I've done it before so I can definitely do it again!