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SEATTLE PACIFIC UNIVERSITY - [SPU], SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

Seattle, WashingtonLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1891Established Year
  3783Enrollment

Seattle Pacific University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Seattle Pacific University was founded in 1891 by the Free Methodist Church of North America and is a private university. It has a 43-acre campus on the north slope of Queen Anne Hill and is home to over 3,500 students.

Seattle Pacific has been influencing students with its comprehensive undergraduate and graduate courses and was initially accredited by the Washington State Board of Education from 1921 to 1936 and later by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). The university is a member of the Christian College Consortium and a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

Seattle Pacific University Campus

Seattle Pacific University Ranking

Seattle Pacific University has been conferred the following ranks by different ranking agencies:

  • US News:
    • #192 in National Universities (tie)
    • #176 in Top Performers on Social Mobility (tie)
    • #68 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (tie)
  • Times Higher Education: #396 in US Rankings 2020

Highlights

Institution TypePrivate
Campus SettingUrban
Endowment100 USD million
Cost of Attendance56,370 USD
Campus Housing Capacity52%
Admission Helpdesk206-281-2021, 800-366-3344;
admissions@spu.edu
Student Retention Rate82%

Seattle Pacific University Campus

  • SPU has its main campus on the north slope of the Queen Anne Hill, downtown Seattle with a field station and wilderness camp on Blakely Island and a retreat facility on Whidbey Island.
  • The campus has a variety of facilities for the students such as
    • 5 residence halls and 16 apartments
    • Interbay Stadium, Art Center, Ames Library, Nickerson Studios
    • Mailing and Copying Services
    • Bank and Bookstore
    • Administration Offices
    • a number of parking lots
  • The downtown Seattle is only a 10-minute bus ride from the campus along with other sites such as the open lawns, gardens, and a canal.
  • The campus has its own currency called the Falcon Funds which can be used all across the campus in bookstores, diners etc.

Seattle Pacific University Residence

  • There are 5 residence halls namely; Arnett Hall, Ashton Hall (the largest residence hall), Emerson Hall, Hill Hall, and Moyer Hall (in the centre of the campus)
  • The residence halls have elevators, fitness centres, vending machines, cable TVs and laundry services.
  • Small refrigerators are permitted in the rooms, heating equipment and cooking appliances are prohibited in rooms but are available in the lounge and kitchens.
  • Students are requested to bring their own laptops, a strong network is available on campus.
  • Students living in the residence halls must choose a Weekly Block Plan while the students living in campus houses or apartments are not required to do so but they may choose to get the Block Plan.
  • Students interested in shifting outside the residence halls can find a variety of off-campus housing options in the USA that too at affordable rates.

Seattle Pacific University Programs

  • There are 71 majors and 59 minors offered in the undergraduate degree while the graduate degree offers 31 programs, doctoral offers 5 and there are 8 programs in graduate certificates.
  • The undergraduate degree is of two types Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science. For professional schools, students have to clear the preparatory program.

Seattle Pacific University Application Process

Students interested in taking admission at Seattle Pacific University need to note the following points before making an application:

  • Application Process
  • Student Class Profile:
    • Total Enrolment- 3,529, UG- 2,717, Post-baccalaureate- 21, PG- 791
    • International Students: UG- 140, PG- 50
  • Standardised Tests:
    • UG Students: SAT: 1154, ACT: 23-28 (not compulsory)
    • Graduate Students: GRE scores or GMAT scores as per the program requirement.
  • English Proficiency Tests-
    • UG: TOEFL- 79 (internet-based), 550 (paper-based), IELTS- 6.5, PTE Academic- 56, EIKEN (for native Japanese speakers)- Pre-level 1
    • PG: TOEFL paper, internet and computer-based, IELTS (not accepted by all programs)
  • Supporting Documents- transcripts in English, Declaration of International Student Finances Form, recommendations, work experience.

Seattle Pacific University Costs of Attendance

Students studying Seattle Pacific University need to incur the following expenses, on average, every academic year depending upon their level of study.

Undergraduate Estimated Fee Structure (Per Academic Year)

Tuition46,728 USD
Student Activities and Technology Fees (Mandatory)516 USD
Room and Meal Plan (traditional residence-hall double with a Weekly Block plan)12,687 USD
Miscellaneous4,713 USD
Total64,644 USD

Graduate Average Fee Structure (Nine Month Expense)

Tuition19,035 USD
Room and Board12,285 USD
Book Supplies900 USD
Transportation1,200 USD
Miscellaneous2,400 USD
Average Loan Fee199 USD
Total36,019 USD

Seattle Pacific University International Scholarships

  • There are a number of scholarships offered by the university on the bases of academics. Some of them are listed below
Scholarship NameGPA RequiredAmount Given
Trustees’ Scholar AwardGPA: 4.0 Or GPA: 3.8, SAT: 1310+ or ACT: 28+26,000 USD
President’s Scholar AwardGPA: 3.5+ and SAT: 1220+ or ACT: 25+ or GPA: 3.2+ and SAT: 1270+ or ACT: 27+ or GPA: 3.8+24,000 USD
Dean’s Scholar AwardGPA: 3.2+ and SAT: 1130+ or ACT: 23+ or GPA: 3.0+ and SAT: 1220+ or ACT: 25+ or GPA: 3.5+22,000 USD
Academic Scholar AwardGPA: 3.07,500 USD

Note: Only one of these scholarships is applicable in one academic year.

Seattle Pacific University Alumni Network

  • Alumni stay connected through SPU Voices Podcast, Switchboard and events through the years.
  • Some of the events held through the academic years are reunions, showcases and summer camps.
  • Some of the benefits offered to the alumni are insurance programs, library card, licence plate, and tuition scholarships for dependents.

Seattle Pacific University Placement

Alumni from the university take up jobs in a variety of positions such as creative designer, journalist, graphic designer, account manager, tax associate, admissions counsellor, associate engineer, clinical lab assistant, exercise specialist etc. According to statistics reported by the college

  • 92% of alumni were employed in a field related to their major.
  • 85% of alumni were employed within the 6 months of graduating
  • 75% of alumni sought guidance from university departments or related individuals for their jobs
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Seattle Pacific University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population4512
FAFSA Code003788
Application Cost$50
Accreditation NWCCU
Average Cost of Attendance$42,480 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

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April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

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Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-79- -
IELTS-6.5- -
PTE-56- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score117010601280 78%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing595540650-
Mathematics575520630-
ACTCheck Detailed Score242127 39%
English232026-
Mathematics252129-

Seattle Pacific University Acceptance Rate

90.9%

Acceptance Rate

3692

Total Applicants

4512

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

30.9%

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Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program90.9%
Total Applicants3697
Total Enrolled3359
Graduate
Graduate Programs90.9%
Total Applicants1269
Total Enrolled1153

Seattle Pacific University Enrollment

Enrollment
Seattle Pacific University Enrollment4512
Undergraduate Enrollment3359
Graduate Enrollment1153
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate71.2%

Attendance Cost

$42,480

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$42,480 / Year
Post Graduate Program$20,400 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$840 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$11,232 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$3,520 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$11,232 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$3,520 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$2,916 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$3,520 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Program Wise Accreditations
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Psychology ProgramsAmerican Psychological Association
ProgramsAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
607031312939-
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    10/10academic
    10/10infrastructure
    9/10placements
    9/10faculty
    9/10extracurricular
    9/10accommodation

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    As an international student, I didn't have any geographical inclinations to base my decision on. Seattle Pacific University offered me a handsome scholarship. To get the admission, I applied to the university through the common application, I also paid $50 as an application fee.


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    The Business Administration course curriculum provided me a broad education in the fundamental theories, principles, and practices of modern business. I learned the standards of professional and ethical behavior, along with technical expertise. We are also presented with the opportunity to gain vital industry experience by participating in the SBGE internship program.

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    Book Store

    Book Larder1.35 Km
    Queen Anne Book Company1.63 Km
    Open Books A Poem Emporium2.74 Km
    Secret Garden Bookshop2.79 Km
    Comics Dungeon3.07 Km
    University Book Store3.84 Km
    East West Bookshop4.41 Km
    Twice Sold Tales4.53 Km
    Barnes & Noble4.54 Km
    Ada's Technical Books and Cafe4.71 Km
    Christian Science Reading Room4.73 Km
    Left Bank Books Collective4.79 Km
    Golden Age Collectables4.81 Km
    The Elliott Bay Book Company4.99 Km
    Third Place Books Ravenna5.07 Km
    Sugarlump5.68 Km
    Math 'n' Stuff5.93 Km
    Kinokuniya Seattle6.37 Km
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    Shopping Mall

    Fishermen's Terminal1.56 Km
    Ballard Blocks1.74 Km
    Wallingford Center2.31 Km
    Queen Anne Marketplace2.76 Km
    Rainier View Marketplace3.68 Km
    University Way Offices3.95 Km
    Ravenna Plaza4.21 Km
    Broadway Market4.26 Km
    Roosevelt Square4.42 Km
    Pacific Place4.53 Km
    Westlake Center4.55 Km
    Issaquah Commons4.56 Km
    Sunglass Hut at Macy's4.57 Km
    Melrose Market4.61 Km
    Harvard Market4.99 Km
    Bio Rejuvenation5.67 Km
    Kobo Shop & Gallery6.18 Km
    Northgate Mall6.84 Km
    Pier 36 Exchange6.87 Km
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    Airport

    Lake Union Seaplane Terminal2.85 Km
    Lake Union Heliport2.89 Km
    Seattle Seaplanes3.23 Km
    Port of Seattle4.01 Km
    WT224.82 Km
    Emegency Helistop4.82 Km
    1001 Fourth Avenue Plaza Heliport5.26 Km
    Harborview Medical Center Heliport5.87 Km
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    Train Station

    King Street Station6.17 Km
    Sounder Station - South Entrance6.25 Km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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