#4 Best Private Colleges in Washington

Seattle Pacific University

Seattle, Washington

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Student Population
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 Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Seattle, Washington, Seattle Pacific University is a mid-size 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 4,172 prospective students applied, and 3,758 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 714 enrolled in the school.  3,125 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 563 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $42,480 plus fees of $459. SPU is ranked 315 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



SPU is rated within the top 37% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1030/1240
ACT 20/27
GPA 3.55
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Nov 15, 2020
Applicant Competition Very Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Seattle Pacific University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$870
Other Fees$459
Room and Board $11,796
Budget for Other Expenses$3,189
Total One Year Cost$58,794

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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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