SPU Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Seattle Pacific University
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into SPU and can I get accepted? The school has a 91% acceptance rate ranking it #16 in Washington for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,355 out of 3,692 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 difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 40 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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SPU SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT78%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||580|
|SAT Math 25th||550|
|SAT Composite 25th||1130|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||690|
|SAT Math 75th||650|
|SAT Composite 75th||1340|
|Average SAT Score||1240|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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 36 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 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 1020. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 out of 1600. The school ranks #8 in Washington for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 78 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1340 and Above||Good||>95%|
|1235 to 1340||Avg +||91%-95%|
|1130 to 1235||Avg -||86%-91%|
|1025 to 1130||Reach||78%-86%|
|Less than 1025||Low||<78%|
SPU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT39%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||21|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||26|
|ACT Math 75th||29|
|ACT Composite 75th||27|
|Average ACT Score||24|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into SPU?
Admission data indicates that SPU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 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 #9 in Washington for highest average ACT composite score. 39 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Seattle Pacific University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|27 and Above||Good||>95%|
|24 to 27||Avg +||91%-95%|
|21 to 24||Avg -||86%-91%|
|18 to 21||Reach||78%-86%|
|Less than 18||Low||<78%|
Avg. High School GPA3.55
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need very good grades in high school to get into Seattle Pacific University. 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 91% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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|
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)||19%||21%||19%|
Applications are DueFeb 1, 2020
Days left to Apply137
Applicants have 137 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to SPU before the Feb 1 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Oct 5||Oct 18|
|Nov 2||Nov 15|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Oct 26||Nov 14|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
What are the requirements for admission to Seattle Pacific University and what considerations affect 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.