Seattle Pacific University

927 reviews
  1. Seattle, WA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A-
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 ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

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
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.38 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.38 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 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 28 responses
Report
  • Female
    36%
  • Friendly
    29%
  • Conservative, middle class, and friendly.
    25%
  • Conservative
    4%
  • Family
    4%
  • Learning
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
93%
of students say they don't have Greek life.40 responses
Poll
74%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.82 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Community-oriented
    38%
  • Private
    33%
  • Cool
    14%
  • Important
    10%
  • Adaptable
    5%

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%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses

Reviews

927 reviews
  • Excellent
    197
  • Very Good
    331
  • Average
    293
  • Poor
    60
  • Terrible
    35
If you're looking for a University that has a mix of the Christian life with the local life, then SPU is it. There's a lot of local places to visit since it's located in the Seattle area, and the campus is very nice for a small University. The diversity of the school is not as unique, but the people are friendly nonetheless. If you like climbing up hills, this would also be a suitable place. The athletics that are available are very limited, as most are introduced as recreational activities, but students make the most of it.
  • Sophomore
  • 17 days ago
Professors are both humble and helpful in learning
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago
Since my school is pretty small, private, and relatively religious, it's not a diverse or super rigorous academic community. While there are academic challenges and our programs are great given our resources, we're still a small school and our students come from a pretty well established middle-class conservative and evangelical niche.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago