Seattle Pacific University is a Christian university fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becoming people of wisdom, and modeling a grace-filled community.
SPU’s 43-acre campus is located in the beautiful Queen Anne neighborhood of metro Seattle, minutes from downtown. SPU also owns and operates a 965-acre wilderness campus and field station on Blakely Island and a 330-acre seaside campus on Whidbey Island.
Total enrollment: 3,688
Undergraduate ethnic minority students: 44%
Middle 50% SAT score of entering freshmen: 1050–1250
Average unweighted high school GPA of entering freshmen: 3.27–3.82
Average college GPA of entering transfers: 3.19
National Merit Scholars enrolled: 11
States from which students originate: 42
Countries from which students originate: 48
Undergraduate majors: 71
Graduate areas of specialization: 31 master’s degree programs, six doctoral programs, and seven graduate certificate programs
Average class size: 21 students
Student-faculty ratio: 13:1
Faculty qualifications: 85% of full-time faculty members have a doctoral degree or other terminal degree in their field.
Learning resources: SPU’s facilities include a $28 million science building, a $10 million library, and a sophisticated campus computer network featuring online access to extensive campus services.
Financial assistance: SPU awarded nearly $110 million in scholarships and financial aid for 2018–2019.
Graduate study: Recent SPU graduates have been accepted into graduate schools such as Duke Divinity School, Harvard Law School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton University, and University of Washington School of Medicine.
Employment: 93% of recent SPU graduates surveyed were employed or in graduate school within one year of graduation.
All information is based on statistics from the 2018–2019 academic year unless otherwise noted.
Undergraduate Academic Offerings
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
Division of Arts and Humanities: Art; Art History; Asian Studies; Classics; Communication; Criminal Justice; English (Literature, Writing); Film Studies; French and Francophone Studies; History; Journalism*; Linguistics; Music; Music Therapy; Philosophy; Social Justice and Cultural Studies; Spanish Studies; Theatre; Visual Communication
Division of Sciences: Anthropology*; Apparel Design; Apparel Merchandising; Applied Human Biology; Applied Mathematics; Biochemistry; Bioethics and Humanities*; Biology; Cellular and Molecular Biology; Chemistry; Computer Engineering; Computer Science; Dietetics; Ecology; Electrical Engineering; Engineering (Appropriate and Sustainable, Mechanical); Exercise Science; Family and Consumer Sciences; Food and Nutritional Sciences; Human Development and Family Studies; Information Systems; Interior Design; Mathematics; Mechanical Engineering; Nutrition and Dietetics; Physics; Physiology; Sociology
Business, Government, and Economics: Accounting; Business Administration (Economics, Entrepreneurship*, Finance, Information Systems, International Business, Management, Marketing, Public Policy, Social Enterprise); Economics; Global Development Studies; Political Science (various); Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (various); Pre-law
Education: Elementary Education Certification; Secondary Education Certification; Special Education
Health Sciences: Exercise Science; Health and Fitness Education; Nursing
Psychology, Family, and Community: Psychology
Theology: Christian Mission; Christian Scripture; Christian Theology; Ecotheology*; Educational Ministry; Global and Urban Ministry*; Reconciliation Studies*; Youth Ministry*
Pre-dentistry; Pre-law; Pre-medicine; Pre-optometry; Pre-pharmacy; Pre-physical Therapy; Pre-veterinary
Costume Design and Production; General Studies; Professional Studies; Student-Designed Majors; Women’s Studies*
Find a complete list at spu.edu/majorsminors.
* Minor only