Seattle Pacific University


Seattle Pacific University is located on a 43-acre campus in the quiet north Queen Anne neighborhood in the thriving world-class city of Seattle, which is a major trade center and a popular tourist destination. The Seattle Pacific University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).


Information Summary

Ranks 10th in Washington and 447th overall. See the entire top 2,000 colleges and universities list
Overall Score (about) 87.4
Total Cost On-Campus Attendance $58,794
Admission Success rate N/A
ACT / SAT 75%ile scores 27 / 1240
Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty 15 : 1
Retention (full-time / part-time) 80% / 60%
Enrollment Total (all students) 3,688


Seattle Pacific University is comprised of six schools: College of Arts & Sciences, School of Health Sciences, School of Business & Economics, School of Psychology, Family & Community, School of Education, and School of Theology. The most popular undergraduate programs of the Seattle Pacific University include business administration, psychology, biology, nursing, communication, and political science.

  • The College of Arts & Sciences offers undergraduate majors in 18 different disciplines and two graduate programs. The college has various divisions such as Fine and Performing Arts, Humanities, Science and Engineering, and Social and Behavioral Sciences.
  • The School of Business & Economics offers majors in Accounting, Business Administration, and Economics with concentration in areas such as Finance, Information Systems, Marketing, Social Enterprise, Developmental Economics, and Economic Policy. Graduate courses offered include M.B.A. and Master’s in Information Systems Management.
  • The School of Education offers programs in teacher certification with special education majors in Elementary, Secondary, General, and Educational Ministry. The graduate programs include master’s in Educational Leadership, Teaching and Counseling.
  • The School of Health Sciences offers the B.S. degree with nursing major and the R.N. to B.S. degree completion program.
  • The School of Psychology, Family & Community offers undergraduate B.A. and B.S. programs with a major in Psychology.
  • The School of Theology offers undergraduate programs with majors in Educational Ministry and Christian Theology.

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Seattle Pacific University is a member of the Common Application program. High school graduates seeking admission to Seattle Pacific University are required to fill out the Common Application and submit their high school transcripts. Students who have completed college coursework in high school are required to submit their college/university transcripts. ACT/SAT scores also need to be submitted.

International students must also submit the Common Application along with a certificate of finances to demonstrate availability of funds to finance their educational expenses for a year. They are also required to submit their high school and college transcripts and provide evidence of their proficiency in English by submitting their TOEFL scores.

Financial Aid

Seattle Pacific University provides financial aid to students to help them meet their educational expenses. The different forms of financial aid available to SPU students include grants, work-study opportunities, scholarships, and student loans. To apply for financial aid at Seattle Pacific University, students are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the U.S. Department of Education. The university recommends a priority deadline of March 1 to apply for aid.

Different types of need-based financial aid available to students of the Seattle Pacific University include the federal Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Academic Competitiveness Grant, SMART and TEACH grants, and State Need Grant. Students can also apply for the SPU Grant. Students may also be eligible for various loan options, such as Stafford (Subsidized and Unsubsidized) loans, Perkins loans, Grad PLUS loans, SPU Institutional loans, and Parent PLUS loans.

Different student employment options include on-campus employment and federal work-study jobs, off-campus employment, community service, state work-study, and other regular part-time jobs.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 3211th for the average student loan amount.
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Seattle Pacific University believes in the philosophy that learning occurs both within and outside the classrooms.

Student Clubs and Organizations

Student government on campus is known as the Associated Students of Seattle Pacific (ASSP). It is responsible for formulating student welfare policies and fostering a supportive environment on the campus. There are a variety of clubs on campus to provide numerous opportunities for connecting with others and getting involved in the campus culture. Some popular clubs on the campus of Seattle Pacific University include Beta Alpha Psi, Circle K, Seattle Pacific Outdoor Club, Fashion Group, Jane Austen Club, and the Habitat for Humanity. The University Ministries provide opportunities to connect with small community groups and worship together.

Student Services and Programs

The Center for Career and Calling provides important information to students about career choices and counseling, job search, and interview preparation. Seattle Pacific University also offers a Mentor Program in which students form a beneficial collaborative partnership with people from various businesses and professions.

On-Campus Housing and Campus Facilities

Seattle Pacific University believes that residential experience is an integral part of a student’s college education. The university offers a two-year guarantee of housing to first-time freshmen. The housing options are available in the form of residence halls, apartments, and houses. Ashton, Hill, and Moyer are the residence halls available for students in the Seattle Pacific University. These residence halls offer two- and three-person rooms and common bathroom facilities. The rooms are furnished with single beds, mattresses, desks, chairs, dressers, cable television service, and Internet access. Apartment-style living is also available for the students in the Wesley at Seattle Pacific.

The dining options available at Seattle Pacific University include Crossroads at Gwinn Commons and Falcon’s Landing. The Crossroads offers a restaurant-style atmosphere and an extensive menu to accommodate student preferences.

The Seattle Pacific University bookstore offers textbooks, computer software, apparels, gifts, supplies, and bags.

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Seattle Pacific University is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II. The intercollegiate sports teams include men’s and women’s crew, basketball, cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field, soccer, and women’s gymnastics and volleyball. Seattle Pacific University’s mascot is the falcon, and school colors are maroon and white.

Students are also encouraged to participate in intramural competitions and recreational sport activities such as badminton, cross country, pickelball, weightlifting, and basketball.


  • Seattle Pacific University. Student Financial Services. Web. 27 July 2011.
  • Seattle Pacific University. Student Handbook. Web. 27 July 2011.
  • Seattle Pacific University. Undergraduate Catalog 2010-2011. 2010. Print.

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