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Seattle Pacific University
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  • 4 Year
  • SEATTLE, WA

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade C
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade A minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

3307 3RD AVE W
SEATTLE, WA 98119
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Northwest Athletic Conference
From Seattle Pacific University

Seattle Pacific University has faith in students: Faith in providing them with opportunity, community, challenge, and an affordable path to a college degree.

Located in the leading city of Seattle, SPU gives students countless opportunities. Our students grow in skill, gain experience, and apply Christian faith to prepare for careers and engage the world’s needs.

SPU is ranked among the best universities in the nation. And with a 12:1 student-faculty ratio, our classes help students reach their goals. Students take part in life-changing, diverse community with thriving dorm life, events, intramurals, student clubs, and more. SPU is home to 12 NCAAII teams.

In response to the rising cost of college across the nation, SPU offers incredible scholarship opportunities and commitment to keep tuition as low as possible.

The result? SPU students graduate informed, skilled, and resilient — ready to change the world.

Visit campus to see what it’s like! View options at spu.edu/visit

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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

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
92%
SAT Range
1050-1300
ACT Range
20-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$26,153 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$37,230 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 55 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 71 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 71 responses

Majors

Mentor Program

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Do you have questions about what your future looks like? The SPU Mentor Program connects you with leading Seattle area professionals in your chosen career field for job shadowing, one-on-one guidance, and support. For many SPU students, this experience paves the way to dream jobs and thriving careers after graduation.

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    20%
  • On Campus
    79%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,329 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
76
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 59 responses
  • Conservative, middle class, and friendly.
    27%
  • Female
    27%
  • Friendly
    24%
  • Learning
    10%
  • Conservative
    3%
  • Family
    3%
  • Stressed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
62%
Poll
94%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 72 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 114 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 56 responses
  • Community-oriented
    39%
  • Private
    34%
  • Cool
    5%
  • Progressive
    5%
  • Rigorous
    5%
  • Important
    4%
  • Adaptable
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 45 responses

Seattle Pacific University Reviews

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