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- Party SceneC+
- Campus FoodB-
- Student LifeA-
Seattle Pacific is an above-average private, Christian university located in Seattle, Washington. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,781 undergraduate students. The Seattle Pacific acceptance rate is 90%. Popular majors include Education, Business, and Psychology. Graduating 68% of students, Seattle Pacific alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,400.
NCAA Division II (without football)
Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Considered but not required
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Early Decision/Early Action
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.54 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.62 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.62 responses
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.63 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.105 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.43 responses
Seattle Pacific University Reviews
My first year here was absolutely horrible! It is extremely overpriced, especially if you are out-of-state. Don't be fooled by the great scholarships--they won't increase it with increasing tuition costs. And they don't care about minorities, it's pretty clear. I had two friends with very racist roommates have a very hard time leaving their dorm. One of them was paid off in order to stay in her dorm. The other had to move to a more expensive dorm. My first two roommates lied about me and left the dorm without telling me until the day of, showing how little SPU cares about student life. I can't transfer a lot of my credits from SPU either. Crappy advisors unless you know them and the system well enough. Could not discourage you more from this school. There's a reason why I spiraled into a deep depression here, just saying.
My first year at SPU was the best year of my life! Not only were the academics rigorous and stretching, I knew I was being taught by people who were very knowledgeable. I also like that they have freedom to teach the class how they want--each of my professors had unique, warm personalities and I sought help from them often. The community, however, is what makes SPU stand out. Everyone on campus is incredibly kind, and there is always something to go do somewhere on campus or in the surrounding area. Since it's a small school, too, it's easy to meet and know a lot of people and therefore easy to see people around campus and connect with them.
Seattle Pacific University is an exciting place where the professors care about your growth as a person, as well as your education. Many of the profs, as well as the deans, the student leaders, and the president of the University himself, wish to get to know you outside of the classroom. There is a lot of support. SPU has on campus security, as well, available 24 hrs a day to offer assistance or provide an escort around campus at night. The school encourages students to volunteer in the community, and they offer message boards to help find volunteer opportunities, jobs, and living situations. I was encouraged to grow in my faith, and given freedom to worship on campus, at the neighboring church, or find my own place of worship. I would recommend SPU to anyone seeking to make a difference in their community and world. SPU offers many mission experiences locally, and around the world. Diversity is celebrated, and Jesus is lifted up as the cornerstone for life.