SPU Admission RequirementsSeattle, Washington
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 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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SPU SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT84%
|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|
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 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. 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|
|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%|
SPU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT38%
|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|
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 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.
|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%|
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 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|
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%|
Applications were DueFeb 1, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2020.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.