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Seattle Pacific University (SPU)

3307 3rd Ave W, Seattle, WA

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SPU, a nonprofit private institution, offers a large number of educational opportunities, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Seattle, Washington, the school offers an urban setting for students to study in. The Free Methodist affiliation of this school is an important part of the history, education and curriculum that defines the school. SPU has a yearly student enrollment of nearly four thousand.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Education
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Psychology

To be considered for admissions, applicants may be required to fill out an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit test scores or other school records, which are then reviewed by the admissions staff. Students may submit either the SAT or ACT exam scores to be considered for admissions at SPU. A score in a range of 1550 - 1875 on the SAT, or 22 - 28 for the ACT is common among admitted students. Approximately 70% of all applicant were admitted at this school, with 23% of those accepted choosing to attend.

The cost of tuition is nearly $33,000 annually. Tuition prices may change for a variety of reasons, and that is why students should use the school's price of attendance calculator to get a better idea of their cost of attendance. On-campus housing is available for students and costs approximately $5,400 per year. Students enrolled at SPU may be eligible for aid which is generally loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The Seattle Pacific University "Falcons" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered may include the following:

  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division II)
  • Gymnastics (NCAA Division II)

Students should visit the Seattle Pacific University website to see a complete list of areas of study, financial aid details, and more.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give an overview of the applicants SPU accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Seattle Pacific University is about 4,200, with undergraduate students making up about 77% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $37,000-$44,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
  • Part time students pay in the range of $1,000 to $1,200 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid99%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships99%$22,131
Receiving Student Loans63%$7,363
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Seattle Pacific University may provide student services like:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

SPU has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 69%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years54%
Graduating in 5 Years12%
Graduating in 6 Years3%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Dietetics Program
  • Music Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Seattle Pacific University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (Great Northwest Athletic Conference)
  • Track and Field (Great Northwest Athletic Conference)
  • Gymnastics
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Seattle Pacific University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Social Sciences

Theology and Religious Vocations

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Seattle Pacific University for official up-to-date information.

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
81.61%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
99%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
15:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
2

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$20,357