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.
NCAA Division II (without football)
Great Northwest Athletic Conference
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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.61 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.61 responses
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.62 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.104 responses
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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 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.
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.