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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: there are way more girls than guys. Technically it is against school rules to be gay but people are open about it and the school never inforces punishment. I think its just an old rule they've never taken out of the rule book. People over all are super nice at SPU but its easy to feel awkward and lonely if you are more into partying and being a normal teenager. If your looking to find people, guys specifically to hook up with spu is not the place. That being said its a small nice community, great for someone not into big campus life.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The male to female ratio is 3:7 so there are not very many guys on campus. Majority are already in relationships but there are some really great guys.

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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: The typical student here at SPU is pretty hipster. That being said there are a lot of very wealthy kids here who dont wear just sweats to class. The ratio of girls to guys here is 70:30 so when people are all hanging out its like the girls are vying so hard for any guys attention.

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5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Everyone is super friendly! There are more girls than boys, but most of the student population is above average looks wise and in smarts. SPU is a pretty casual school with love of clubs and student organizations.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone is friendly. Not much racial diversity but it's fun.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 46th
    Most Religious Guys
  • 69th
    Most Creative/Artsy Girls
  • 79th
    Most Religious Girls
  • 128th
    Most Creative/Artsy Guys
  • 131st
    Smartest Guys

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Kylie Kenyon
Paso Robles, Calif.
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There's a saying at SPU, and it goes like this: "The odds are good, but the goods are odd." This refers to the sex ratio, which is roughly three women to every one man. Stated simply, men are a novelty. They get way more attention than is due to them, and many of them get awarded mini-celebrity status. There is an event put on in the dorms called "Roomies," and it requires that students find a date for their roommate and plan for the roommate and date to do something fun like attend a Mariners game or go to a corn maze. Naturally, if you're the roommate, you pay for both you and your date. Some girls don't ever get asked to go to a "Roomies" date event, but most guys on campus will go to several a quarter.

There are weird social dynamics on campus, where girls start to compete for guys and guys become very inactive in the initial dating process, instead opting to sit back and let girls fight it out. Then, once a girl has showcased herself convincingly enough, a guy will suddenly decide to be active and begin his "pursuit." Both parties will adopt a false view that the guy in the scenario really went out on a limb and worked hard to win the girl's heart. Such are the dilemmas of dating at Seattle Pacific, which is why dating outside the University is very strongly encouraged, unless you want to get married immediately following graduation and live in a house with a picket fence.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
Considering premarital sex is frowned upon, birth control is not available.
Social Scene
There are lots of opportunities to meet new guys and girls, particularly while living in the dorms. Every floor has a corresponding brother/sister floor, with which they plan activities, raids, or other events. Also, almost every quarter a floor will host an event called "Roomies," where students are responsible for finding their roommate a date for a planned event.
Hookups or Relationships?
"Ring by spring" is an overused phrase at Seattle Pacific. Many of the students are looking for future spouses and take dating very seriously, often ending up engaged before they graduate.
Dress Code
Seattle Pacific girls have a habit of coming to class in their sweatpants, as if they just didn't have time to put anything else on. This is funny, considering their makeup is flawless and their hair is either curled or straightened. North Face fleeces are all the rage, for both sexes.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 22 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 21 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 24 responses

  • 31% Long-distance relationship
  • 28% None
  • 16% Casual dating at your school
  • 6% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 3% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 3% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 3% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 3% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 3% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 3% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 25 responses

  • 32% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 36% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 28% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 4% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 10 responses

  • 50% Friendly
  • 40% Female
  • 10% Learning

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 5 responses

  • 60% In the Student Union Building or coffee shop
  • 40% Classes

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 6 responses

  • 71% Your floor in your dorm
  • 29% Attend CHA or dorm events


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