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Tuition & Fees

$40,893

$40,893

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
30%
24-29
35%
18-23
28%
12-17
7%
30-36
7%
24-29
52%
18-23
33%
12-17
8%
30-36
16%
24-29
52%
18-23
30%
12-17
2%
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undergraduateRatios

33%

67%

male

female

1
13

teacher

students

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Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,355
Declined + 337
Total Received 3,692
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Private (nonprofit)

2,911

undergraduate students

902

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Business Administration
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 4694
ACT 4476

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School Facts

Seattle Pacific University, founded in 1891, is a private, church-affiliated, comprehensive university. It was founded in 1891, adopted coeducation in 1910, and gained university status in 1977. Its 43-acre campus is located in downtown Seattle.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,813
Established in 1891
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Methodist
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NWCCU (Northwest Comm. on Colleges and Universities)

Seattle, WA

41-acre, urban campus in Seattle (population: 704,352); 965-acre wilderness campus at Blakely Island in San Juan, and 150-acre campus at Camp Casey on Whidbey Island. Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

Seattle Pacific University
3307 Third Avenue, W
Seattle, WA 98119-1997

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
53%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
94%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
30%
24-29
35%
18-23
28%
12-17
7%
30-36
7%
24-29
52%
18-23
33%
12-17
8%
30-36
16%
24-29
52%
18-23
30%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,355
Declined + 337
Total Received 3,692

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence

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Admissions Contact

Ineliz Soto-Fuller
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 800 366-3344
F: 206 281-2669
admissions@spu.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $4,456,482
State $3,823,254
Institutional $42,731,128
Other external $3,195,903
Total $54,206,767

Non-need-based

Federal $7,077
State $156,406
Institutional $13,519,667
Other external $2,769,317
Total $16,452,467

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
crew
cross-country
gymnastics
soccer
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Great Northwest Athletic Conference, Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, Pacific West Conference
Mascot
Falcon
School colors
maroon and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art
Art Education
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Christian Theology
Classics
Clinical Psychology
Clothing/Apparel/Interiors
Communication
Computational Mathematics
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Curriculum/Instruction
Dietetics
Divinity
Economics
Educational Leadership
Educational Ministries
Electrical Engineering
Engineering Science
English
European Studies
Exercise Science
Family/Consumer Sciences
Food/Nutrition Science
French
General Science Education
General Studies
German
History
Home Economics Education
Language Arts Education
Latin
Latin American Studies/Spanish
Linguistics
Literacy
Management Information Systems
Marriage/Family Counseling
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Music
Music Education
Nurse Practitioner
Nursing
Nursing Leadership
Organizational Psychology
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Pre-Law
Professional Studies
Psychology
Russian
School Counseling
School Psychology
Science Education
Social Sciences Education
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Student Designed Major
Teaching
Teaching English as a Second Language
Theatre
Theology
Visual Communications
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

76%

2,911
students

Female
67%
1,938

Male
33%
973

Graduate

24%

902
students

Female
73%
662

Male
27%
240

undergraduateFull-time

95%

2,783
students

Female
67%
1,861

Male
33%
922

undergraduatePart-time

5%

128
students

Female
61%
77

Male
39%
51

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
55%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
9%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

72%

Transfer applicants accepted

47%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 1

Winter: November 15

Spring: March 1

Summer: May 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

quarter hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

quarter hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Internships
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 42
Countries most often represented China
Indonesia
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Taiwan
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes

International Student Contact

Lisa Hirayama
International Counselor
800 366-3344
international@spu.edu

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