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Reviews 786 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: not all sports and club are big, but my favorite sport soccer is a big point at Seattle Pacific University. One of my close friends just got a scholarship for soccer at this school, which makes it even better for me to attend with him.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The area is pricey because its a desired location, which means its hard to find one that works with a school minded budget.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: not many places immediate from campus, but with a drive there are some more options.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: I don't live on campus so it doesn't really affect my daily life, but i would say i dont mind a strict campus sense it keeps people inline.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: they instantly applied scholarships that i was eligible for, but the overall price of the school is still steep so more finical aid and scholarships are needed.

1 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I don't party myself, but i've never heard of big or great parties around my schools area.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Options are okay, but limited and the surrounding area isn't great either.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: To be honest, I don't know much about the athletics at our school.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is a lot cheaper than living in the dorms and you get a lot more freedom to do whatever you would like, rather than in the dorms.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of different food places around campus that you can just walk to!

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Dorm life kind of sucks because of floor hours. The hours are if there is class the next day, different gender can be on the floor from 12pm-11pm. If there is no class the next day, its 12pm-12pm. I'm not a big fan of floor hours at all, so this is the only thin affecting my answer.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It's pretty easy once you send in your FASFA!

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I am not a partier. Our campus is a dry campus meaning no alcohol, no drugs, no anything. Which, I love, because I would rather make quality friendships than meet new friends when they are drunk or high etc..

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Gwinn is pretty good, but there isn't a lot of variety sometimes. Its the same stuff everyday with a few different items. Gwinn is easy to go to and have your food prepared already though.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorms are really good at SPU. If you put yourself out there a bit, your floor will come together and make you feel like a family. First day of school, a lot of people are in the same boat and trying to make new friends. The best options are Emerson and Arnett for niceness, and they have private bathrooms. Ashton and Hill share a crazier and outgoing atmosphere, and Moyer is probably the worst. There is a four year challenge of not going into Moyer the entire time you are at SPU. But, the people who do live in Moyer are still great. Housing is really easy and if you have roommate problems, its easy to switch rooms. Cost is pretty good, but living off campus is a little cheaper. You should be in the dorms until sophomore year to get a base community of friends, though.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Gwinn commons is usually hit or miss for lunch and dinner. Sometimes they have good food, but in my opinion the food is just okay. On specialty nights thought Gwinn can sometimes bring out the good stuff. As for the other places to eat around campus I think they're pretty decent. I recently got into Sandella's and I've been a fan of the Falcon Grill since my freshman year. You can use your points at these places so its pretty convenient when you want a change from Gwinn.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I have the privilege of living in the new dorm, Arnett Hall and I have to say its really spacious and nice. Since it's the first year everything is new so that's a plus, but overall I like the suite style bathrooms and roomy rooms. Sure the lights are automatic and the water pressure in the showers isn't the greatest, but I think it's worth the trade off.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports are important, but not that much of a big deal. At least in the circles I run in.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have not lived off-campus, but my friends who do say that the added freedom and no requirement to have a meal plan are a definite plus. There are many "off-campus" appartments that are literaly right beside the dorms, or just across the street.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: SPU is next to Freemont, so there are plenty of options for eating out. The vegeterian and vegan resturants are all the rage around here, and pretty good, even if you are an omnivore.

5 College Sophomore

Administration: Spu is strict, but still gives students plenty of freedom to do their thing.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I come from a very low income family. The fact that I can attend this school at all is a testament to the generosity of SPU's financial aid. However paying tuition every quarter is still a harrowing experience. My family and I basical scrape every penny just to pay.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: It's a private Christian school, so things don't get too crazy. However there are plenty of wholesome ways that students can have fun, whether it is watching a movie with friends in the movie lounge, going out to dance, or having floor/dorm wide activities.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food and dining options on campus are pretty decent. Gwinn has one of the best school cafeterias that I have ever had the pleasure of eating in. There is plenty of variety. While most of Gwinn's food is good, it's still a school cafeteria and sometimes the food is dull and unappealing. Sandella's and Einstine's Bagles are other great places to eat.

My biggest complain is that the meal plan, that all students living on campus are required to have, is really, really expensive. I wish that it was optional. The money otherwise used for the meal plan would help a lot with paying tuition.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I live in Moyer, the oldest dorm. It is the least expensive, and when it comes to things like the kitchen, bathroom and other admenities, it definitly shows. The kitchen is tiny. It is basically a closet with terrible fridge and a burnt stove/oven. The other dorms have much better bathrooms and kitchens, but Moyer has a great social atmosphere, really great events, and it's cheep.


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Seattle Pacific University is unique. Students do not have to fit a specific prototype to find their experience rewarding and worthwhile. While SPU does not boast a particularly diverse student body, the education and experience offered truly could accommodate one. For those who seek spiritual growth, there are loads of activities and classes to nurture their souls. For those who aren’t interested, a few Christian scripture classes with surprisingly open-minded professors will suffice. Unlike many religiously-affiliated universities, SPU does not have mandatory chapel services.

Scholarships are distributed generously, which means it won’t take a miracle to finance school if the attendee is comfortable with moderate school loans upon graduation. Plus, students can complete their degree in four years—no sweat. For students who desire a close-knit community, small class sizes and on-campus housing are available and ready to smother them with warm fuzzies. For the more independent, adventurous type, there is a bustling city full of character to be explored—just a walk or bus ride away. Whatever activity or subculture is not represented on campus, it can surely be found in Seattle. As a whole, Seattle Pacific University and Seattle are extraordinarily thoughtful communities, as they both rub off on each other in many ways, leaving a permanent but beautiful mark on all of those who come in contact with them.

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