The acceptance rate at SPU is 91%. It ranks #16 in Washington for lowest rate of acceptance. Seattle Pacific University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 3,555 out of 3,923 applicants were admitted.
The school has moderate admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 54 percent (SAT 1010/1160 ACT 20/27). Seattle Pacific University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.58. 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The SPU application fee is $50 and applications are due by Nov 15.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Seattle Pacific University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||510|
|SAT Math 25th||500|
|SAT Composite 25th||1010|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||590|
|SAT Math 75th||570|
|SAT Composite 75th||1160|
|Average SAT Score||1090
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Seattle Pacific University?
Seattle Pacific University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 59 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 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 930. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. SPU ranks #11 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.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|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 #8 in Washington for highest average ACT composite score. 38 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Seattle Pacific University.
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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 3.58 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #8 in Washington for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.58 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as SPU accepts 91% of all applicants.
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|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||32.0%||Avg +|
|3.50 to 3.74||26.0%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.49||17.0%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.24||12.0%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.99||6.0%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.49||0%||Low|
|1.00 to 1.99||0%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||18%||19%||18%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 15, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Seattle Pacific University is $50.
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.
91% of those who apply are granted admission to SPU. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1010 and 1160. 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.