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Seattle Pacific University

Seattle, Washington

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Overview

Student Population
3,601
Seattle Pacific University overview
Location Seattle, Washington
Online spu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation Free Methodist
Seattle Pacific University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Seattle, Washington, Seattle Pacific University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Free Methodist faith. In the most recent statistical year 3,923 prospective students applied, and 3,555 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 655 enrolled in the school.  2,967 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 634 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $46,728 plus fees of $516. SPU is ranked 287 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

7/10
Overall
6/10
Academics
8/10
Resources
7/10
Outcomes
8/10
Value

SPU is rated within the top 38% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Seattle Pacific University within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Moderate
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SAT 1010/1160
ACT 20/27
GPA 3.58
Applications Accepted
90.6% 
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Applications Due Nov 15, 2021
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$46,728
Costs for Seattle Pacific University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$930
Other Fees$516
Room and Board $12,687
Budget for Other Expenses$3,783
Total One Year Cost$64,644

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$50,400 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
74% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Seattle Pacific University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 13%
Social Sciences 11%
Visual and Performing Arts 11%
Health Professions 9%
Psychology 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=236577 IPEDS survey data for Seattle Pacific University.

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