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
I absolutely love Seattle Pacific University and I feel right at home here. Since my aunt graduated with the class of 2013, I have plenty of connections through her and have been in touch with so many wonderful and outstanding people willing to help me through my college transition. Through many of the programs and things to do, I have met so many great students like myself who want to be or do something great in this world. Overall, I would not trade this experience for the world. The only reason I give it one less, is because of the price of school here, which is not too bad but I have to get a job to cover my expenses because my family cannot help me very much. So I am kind of on my own to work things out financially for myself. I've done it before so I can definitely do it again!
  • College Freshman
  • Oct 16 2015
The professors in my major are the best, they are nice, they teach well, and are available for help outside of class hours. Other teachers that I have had aren't the best instructors, yet they grade as if they make everything perfectly clear. I also had a teacher who I felt was biased in their grading. An english major in my group was gettign B's on her papers. I got B's on my papers! I know she should be getting at least an A- on those assignments. This lead me to question if he was biased on his grading.
  • College Sophomore
  • 12 months ago
Funny how there are reviews saying the campus is diverse or the sports are good. Totally inaccurate. I have never seen a campus with such a large percentage of white students. There is no football team; sports at the school feel non-existent, just like the clubs. The tuition is very high, yet the school has very little to offer. The facilities are pretty lousy and the food is bad. Course offerings are very limited. The worst thing about the school is the community. The students are very immature and sheltered. Vast majority are very preppy, cliquey, stuck up and very unkind. I have had a very sad experience at this campus and I really have lost all respect for the school.
  • Senior
  • 14 days ago