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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 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 4,359 prospective students applied, and 4,008 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 580 enrolled in the school.  2,840 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 603 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $35,100 plus fees of $546. SPU is ranked 297 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2023 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
Seattle Pacific University overview
SAT 1050/1300
ACT 20/28
GPA 3.53
Applications Accepted
Seattle Pacific University overview
Applications Due Nov 15, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Seattle Pacific University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$942
Other Fees$546
Room and Board $13,404
Budget for Other Expenses$3,774
Total One Year Cost$53,766

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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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