Seattle Pacific University

927 reviews
  1. Seattle, WA
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
Seattle Pacific University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Address
3307 3rd Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119
Website

Seattle Pacific University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
83%
SAT Range
1030-1245
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$26,584/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,004/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,346/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,802/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,966/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,601/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.54 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.56 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,107Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Female
    34%
  • Conservative, middle class, and friendly.
    30%
  • Friendly
    23%
  • Learning
    7%
  • Family
    5%
  • Conservative
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
93%
of students say they don't have Greek life.57 responses
Poll
72%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.99 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Community-oriented
    44%
  • Private
    32%
  • Cool
    7%
  • Important
    5%
  • Progressive
    5%
  • Rigorous
    5%
  • Adaptable
    2%

After Seattle Pacific University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.43 responses

Reviews

927 reviews
  • Excellent
    204
  • Very Good
    332
  • Average
    294
  • Poor
    60
  • Terrible
    37
Seattle, the City of Diversity – Seattle is one of the most diverse cities in the U.S., and includes the most diverse zip code in the country (98118). This means there is always something new to experience in Seattle. Want to try Ethiopian or Afghani food, or go to a traditional Hindu festival? You can do all these within a 15-mile radius. Also, if the city life is too busy (what with the tech companies like Microsoft, Amazon, and Nintendo, the amazing music scene, the Space Needle, and the Seattle Sounders FC), there are two mountain ranges (Cascades or Olympics) less than two hours away, and beautiful bodies of water to boat in (although probably too cold to swim in... brrrrrr), the Puget Sound and Lake Washington. Seattle has a stereotype for being eco-friendly and it is not undeserved! Also nearby are local farms and wineries, from which many restaurants ge the ingredients for their delicious meals.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • June 26 2012
Excellent Experience – I love being in my degree program! The classes are very interesting because they deal with the human body and how it works for specific functions. The workload is not too intense once you get past the main classes. The hardest part is learning and memorizing everything about the body, every bone, muscle, nerve and function. Past that part having that knowledge is so helpful in the other classes. The facilities are great; SPU offers great techniques and integrates hands on parts that help you learn the material. My degree program is amazing and I have already learned so much!
  • College Junior
  • June 26 2012
Hard to Adjust, but Easy to Stay in – Though SPU is definitely the most welcoming campus I've ever been on, it was still quite hard to adjust to as a commuter. The campus is very difference since I've always gone to schools with large diversity in religion and race. SPU is primarily Caucasian and Christian so adjusting wasn't easy in terms of population as well. But as time went on, I began to adjust properly as a happy student. I love the professors and staff who are willing to help you out whenever you need it. The campus is small but it's a perk in my opinion; not having to walk miles saves a lot of time inbetween classes. The campus is always taken well care of and it's beautiful and always spotless. It's a great school! I'm catholic and though it may seem a little threatening in a primarily Christian school, they are respectful of other religions. We do learn about Christianity, but it's very interesting and not suffocating. If I could change anything, it would be tuition. But I love it!
  • College Sophomore
  • Aug 13 2012