Graduate prepared to succeed and serve the world
Welcome to the city of the future, brimming with opportunity. Seattle is leading in technology, industry, business, science, and the arts. From this metropolitan hub, Seattle Pacific University equips students to join in. Our students grow in knowledge and skill, gain experience, and apply the Christian faith to prepare for their careers and engage the world’s deepest needs.
Ranked a “Best National University” by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Pacific graduates students who are informed, skilled, and resilient—ready and able to change the world.
Make Seattle your campus
Living and studying in metro Seattle’s beautiful Queen Anne neighborhood, Seattle Pacific students call the vibrant city of Seattle their campus. Numerous internship and work opportunities provide priceless real-world experience in organizations such as Amazon, Boeing, Google, Microsoft, Nordstrom, REI, and the Seattle Seahawks. From art museums to global nonprofits to airplane production plants, you will find exceptional learning experiences in every neighborhood. The Pacific Northwest region also offers unparalleled opportunities for outdoor adventures, including boating, camping, hiking, rock climbing, scuba diving, and skiing.
Explore or go deeper in your faith
The world doesn’t just need skilled graduates—it needs leaders motivated by Christian compassion and understanding. Inside and outside the classroom, we encourage questions and discussion so you can cultivate your own educated and resilient faith. You’ll be challenged to live a life of compassion and service and to see the world from a broader perspective. This faith doesn’t stay on campus either. It propels students into the world to serve, advocate, and confront inequality and suffering on local and global scales.
This faith perspective adds depth and purpose to SPU’s 71 majors and 59 minors, linking academic and career competence with personal character formation. With an average of 21 students per class and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1, you’ll learn from experienced professors who know you by name. In rigorous classes taught with a faith-based perspective, you will prepare for your future with professors and classmates who support and challenge you.
The results are exciting. Seattle Pacific students spend thousands of hours serving and empowering people throughout the city and around the world. A recent survey found that 93% of SPU graduates were employed or in graduate school within one year of graduation, and 90% or more of SPU’s alumni who apply to medical schools are accepted.
An investment in you
The tuition you pay at SPU is a prime investment in your future—and it’s more affordable than you think. We are committed to creating financial packages that work for you. Financial assistance averages $38,601 per student, and in 2018–2019, we awarded $110 million in financial aid. Plus, SPU graduates are well prepared to jump-start their careers and succeed financially.
Come and see
Consider this your official invitation to visit us. Seattle Pacific offers visit events during the year, or you can schedule an individual visit. Visits can include a campus tour, an admission counselor appointment, class visits, and dining hall meals. Go to spu.edu/visit now to schedule your visit and see what sets Seattle Pacific apart.
Our online story hub, SPU Voices, shares the stories of SPU students, faculty, and alumni. It’s also a great source for helpful articles to answer your questions about the application process, paying for college, and more. Visit spu.edu/voices.