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Science & Engineering Profile

Engaging the culture and changing the world.

Seattle Pacific University students, faculty, and alumni are “engaging the culture and changing the world.” They’re building clean water filters for families in Guatemala, developing computer languages for the Internet, practicing law in the inner city, and creating nutrition programs for senior citizens. They’re bringing knowledge, skill, faith, and hope to communities across the globe.

Scholarship with a difference
SPU offers students a unique opportunity to live, learn, and work in one of the nation’s most beautiful and exciting cities: Seattle. Located only 10 minutes from downtown, Seattle Pacific has been designated one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S.News & World Report and one of the “Best College Values” in the West. SPU is committed to offering students the finest science education available. The results are exciting. Consistently, 90% or more of SPU’s pre-med students are accepted to medical schools.

Because SPU is a teaching university, students learn from experienced professors, not teaching assistants, and even work alongside professors to publish original research. Our $28 million science facility, Eaton Hall, and a $5.4 million renovation of Otto Miller Hall have enhanced student learning in all of the sciences. 

Our clear Christian commitment also brings depth to the classroom, linking academic competence with the formation of personal character. The University aims to help students graduate with a deep, thoughtful faith—and the desire for Christian leadership and service.

SPU engineers ready to serve, lead, and engage
Seattle Pacific is committed to the dry sciences, including computer science and engineering. SPU engineers have the know-how, the experience, the drive, and the support to make a positive difference in the world. In the engineering program, students can focus on electrical, computer, mechanical, or appropriate and sustainable engineering. 

The computer engineering, electrical engineering, and general engineering programs at Seattle Pacific are accredited by the engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. SPU also offers several engineering scholarships. Find out more at

Get the inside scoop
SPU’s magazine, etc, is more than a name—it’s SPU’s vision: to engage the culture and change the world. Serving as a bridge between the SPU community and high school and college students, etc tells the stories that make us uniquely SPU. Read it by visiting


Denominational affiliation: SPU is an independent university founded in 1891 by the Free Methodist Church of North America. Students and faculty represent more than 50 Christian denominations. 

Location: SPU’s 43-acre campus is located in a residential neighborhood on the north slope of Queen Anne Hill, 10 minutes from downtown Seattle. SPU also owns and operates a wilderness campus and field station on Blakely Island and a seaside campus/retreat facility on Whidbey Island.

Total enrollment: 4,217