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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 minus
  4. Campus
    grade A minus
  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
  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 provides students with 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 13:1 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 13 NCAAII teams.

In response to the rising costs of college across the nation, SPU offers incredible scholarship opportunities and a cap on future tuition increases.

The result? SPU students graduate informed, skilled, and resilient — ready and able 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
91%
SAT Range
1010-1160
ACT Range
20-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$28,367 / 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
$32,384 / 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
9:1
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. 67 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 67 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
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
    59%
  • On Campus
    2%
  • Online
    39%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,606 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
96
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 55 responses
  • Female
    29%
  • Conservative, middle class, and friendly.
    27%
  • Friendly
    22%
  • Learning
    9%
  • Conservative
    4%
  • Family
    4%
  • Stressed
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
94%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 68 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 110 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 51 responses
  • Community-oriented
    39%
  • Private
    35%
  • Cool
    6%
  • Progressive
    6%
  • Important
    4%
  • Rigorous
    4%
  • Adaptable
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
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. 43 responses

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