|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into SPU and can I get accepted? The school has a 90% acceptance rate ranking it #17 in Washington for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,758 out of 4,172 applicants were admitted making Seattle Pacific University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 52 percent. Seattle Pacific University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||520|
|SAT Math 25th||510|
|SAT Composite 25th||1030|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||630|
|SAT Math 75th||610|
|SAT Composite 75th||1240|
|Average SAT Score||1140|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Seattle Pacific University?
Seattle Pacific University typically requires applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 920. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1140 out of 1600. The school ranks #10 in Washington for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 84 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1240 and Above||Good||>94%|
|1135 to 1240||Avg +||90%-94%|
|1030 to 1135||Avg -||84%-90%|
|925 to 1030||Reach||76%-84%|
|Less than 925||Low||<76%|
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||28|
|ACT Math 75th||25|
|ACT Composite 75th||27|
|Average ACT Score||23|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into SPU?
Admission data indicates that SPU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #10 in Washington for highest average ACT composite score. 38 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Seattle Pacific University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|27 and Above||Good||>94%|
|23 to 27||Avg +||90%-94%|
|20 to 23||Avg -||85%-90%|
|17 to 20||Reach||78%-85%|
|Less than 17||Low||<78%|
What GPA do you need to get into Seattle Pacific University?
Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into SPU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Seattle Pacific University was 3.55 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #7 in Washington for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.55 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as SPU accepts 90% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||26%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||18%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||14%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||7%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||N/A%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
57% of Seattle Pacific University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||28%|
|Top 25% of class||57%|
|Top 50% of class||87%|
|Bottom 50% of class||13%|
|Bottom 25% of class||2%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||18%||20%||19%|
Applicants have 46 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Nov 15, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to Seattle Pacific University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=236577 IPEDS survey data for Seattle Pacific University.
84% of students submit their SAT scores to SPU. 38% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
90% of those who apply are granted admission to SPU. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1030 and 1240. 84% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 27. 38% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.