#6 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 4,387 prospective students applied, and 3,975 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 638 enrolled in the school.  3,125 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 563 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $44,604 plus fees of $474. SPU is ranked 343 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



SPU is rated within the top 39% 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 1020/1250
ACT 19/26
GPA 3.55
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Nov 15, 2021
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$900
Other Fees$474
Room and Board $12,285
Budget for Other Expenses$3,189
Total One Year Cost$61,452

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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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