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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  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 is an above-average private, Christian university located in Seattle, Washington. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,783 undergraduate students. The Seattle Pacific acceptance rate is 91%. Popular majors include Education, Business, and Nursing. Graduating 69% of students, Seattle Pacific alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,400.
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
91%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1060-1280
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Test Prep

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Cost

Net Price
$31,078/ 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
$23,350/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
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.61 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.61 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,783Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
117
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • Female
    33%
  • Conservative, middle class, and friendly.
    29%
  • Friendly
    20%
  • Learning
    6%
  • Family
    4%
  • Stressed
    4%
  • Conservative
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
94%
of students say they don't have Greek life.62 responses
Poll
72%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.104 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Community-oriented
    43%
  • Private
    33%
  • Cool
    7%
  • Important
    4%
  • Progressive
    4%
  • Rigorous
    4%
  • Adaptable
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
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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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.
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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.
Seattle Pacific is a wonderful school if you are looking for a smaller school and a religious school. For a private school they are much more lenient on rules than other religious schools. There is no curfew but the opposite gender cannot spend the night in your dorm. Which is understandable for it being Christian. However, the amount of opportunity is amazing. You just need to be willing to look for it. Major companies are based in Seattle. Nordstrom, Amazon and Costco for example. Being in a city there are lots of commercial opportunity but SPU makes sure that you get a solid chance. Once accepted into your major, professors will give you more insight on what internships are like.