Tuition & Fees

$45,078

$45,078

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
39%
500-599
38%
400-499
13%
300-399
1%
700-800
7%
600-699
26%
500-599
52%
400-499
14%
300-399
1%
30-36
24%
24-29
33%
18-23
29%
12-17
11%
6-11
3%
30-36
7%
24-29
45%
18-23
35%
12-17
13%
30-36
13%
24-29
46%
18-23
31%
12-17
10%
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undergraduateRatios

33%

male

67%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,758
Declined + 414
Total Received 4,172
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Private (nonprofit)

2,876

undergraduate students

812

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 3,688
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)

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Seattle, WA

41-acre, urban campus in Seattle (population: 724,745); 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
43%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
91%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
1%
Top 1/4
2%
Top 1/2
12%
Bottom 1/2
88%
Bottom 1/4
55%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
39%
500-599
38%
400-499
13%
300-399
1%
700-800
7%
600-699
26%
500-599
52%
400-499
14%
300-399
1%
30-36
24%
24-29
33%
18-23
29%
12-17
11%
6-11
3%
30-36
7%
24-29
45%
18-23
35%
12-17
13%
30-36
13%
24-29
46%
18-23
31%
12-17
10%

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 3,758
Declined + 414
Total Received 4,172

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

Financial Aid

80%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$38,601

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $44,604
Room & board $12,285
Additional fees $474
Books & supplies $900
Total $58,263
Average Financial Aid - $38,601
Total with Avg. Aid $19,662
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 737-8826
F: 206 281-2835
sfs-info@spu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Jordan Grant
Director of Student Financial Services
grantj@spu.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, bowling, cross-country, floor pickleball, hockey, soccer, table tennis, volleyball, weight lifting

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Athletic Directors

Jackson Stava (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

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

3,688

total students

58%

in-state

42%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

78%

2,876
students

Female
67%
1,919

Male
33%
957

22%

812
students

Female
71%
580

Male
29%
232

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

2,781
students

Female
68%
1,865

Male
32%
916

4%

95
students

Female
57%
54

Male
43%
41

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Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
51%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
8%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

89%

Transfer applicants accepted

46%

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

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

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 48
Countries most often represented China
Indonesia
Mexico
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
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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