Seattle Pacific University

Seattle, WA

Seattle Pacific University

Seattle, WA

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Undergrad Christian Life

Tuition & Fees

$47,244

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
35%
500-599
42%
400-499
15%
700-800
7%
600-699
30%
500-599
47%
400-499
14%
300-399
2%
30-36
13%
24-29
39%
18-23
34%
12-17
13%
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undergraduateRatios

33%

male

66%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,975
Declined 412
Total Received 4,387
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Private

2,717

undergraduate students

812

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 3,529
Established in 1891
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Free Methodist

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.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Seattle-Tacoma International

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
55%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Centurions
  • Falconettes
  • forensics organization
  • Amnesty International
  • University Players

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Spring Picnic
  • Ivy Cutting Event
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Other security measures
  • closed-circuit TV monitors

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
35%
500-599
42%
400-499
15%
700-800
7%
600-699
30%
500-599
47%
400-499
14%
300-399
2%
30-36
13%
24-29
39%
18-23
34%
12-17
13%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Application deadline February 1
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.52

Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,975
Declined 412
Total Received 4,387

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
academic GPA
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
first generation
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
geographical residence
class rank

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Crew
Cross-country running
Gymnastics
Soccer
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Archery, Basketball, Bowling, Cross-country running, Football, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Weight lifting

Intramural Sports Women

Archery, Basketball, Bowling, Cross-country running, Football, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Apparel and Textiles, General
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemistry, General
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Design and Visual Communications, General
Development Economics and International Development
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Ecology
Economics, General
Education, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
European Studies/Civilization
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
General Studies
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
History, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Interior Design
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Management Information Systems, General
Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Mathematics, General
Music Therapy/Therapist
Music, General
Philosophy
Physical Sciences
Physics, General
Physiology, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religious Education
Russian Language and Literature
Sociology
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Theology/Theological Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

3,529

total students

60%

in-state

40%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

77%

2,717
students

Female
66%
1,801

Male
33%
909

23%

819
students

Female
73%
598

Male
27%
221

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

2,636
students

Female
68%
1,769

Male
32%
867

3%

74
students

Female
44%
32

Male
56%
42

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 80%
Student 4 year graduation rate 53%
Student 5 year graduation rate 13%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
48%
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

176

Transfer students enrolled

5%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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