Seattle Pacific University

Seattle, WA

Seattle Pacific University

Seattle, WA

Explore Seattle Pacific University's Featured Profiles:

Undergrad Christian Life

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 ReportSeattle 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. 

Academic excellence
This faith perspective adds depth and purpose to SPU’s 72 majors and 58 minors, linking academic and career competence with personal character formation. With an average of 19 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. Ninety-five percent of SPU undergraduates currently receive scholarships and/or need-based 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.

ACCOLADES

 

Ranked a “Best National University” | U.S. News & World Report

SPU At A Glance

Location
SPU’s 43-acre city campus is located in a residential neighborhood on the north slope of Queen Anne Hill, only 10 minutes from the heart of 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.

Enrollment
Total enrollment: 3,443
Undergraduate enrollment: 2,640
Post-baccalaureate enrollment: 43
Graduate enrollment: 760

Academics
Undergraduate majors: 72
Undergraduate minors: 58
Master’s degree programs: 28
Doctoral degree programs: 5
Graduate certificates: 15

Students
Student-faculty ratio: 13:1
Average class size: 19 (undergraduate)
Gender: Men: 31% / Women: 69%
Ethnic diversity: 54% (undergraduate)
Retention rate: 81% (based on first-year persistence)
Athletics: 12 NCAA Division II sports teams

An Inside Look