Seattle Pacific University (SPU)

Seattle, WA

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Seattle Pacific University

Seattle Pacific University Student Essentials

Seattle Pacific University Student Essentials
Region: Northwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Free Methodist
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Falcons
Website: www.spu.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $29,976
Out-of-State Tuition: $29,976
Retention Rate: 88%
Enrollment: 3,985
Year Established: 1891

About SPU

Seattle Pacific University began its history in the late 19th century as the Seattle Seminary. A member of the Christian College Consortium, SPU maintains its roots in the Free Methodist Church while catering to the diverse needs of its student body.

Seattle Pacific’s extensive academics include over 50 undergraduate programs, from Christian theology to food and nutritional sciences. At SPU, you can also design your own major. This program is mainly intended for particularly driven students interested in interdisciplinary study.

The university’s graduate school offers nearly 20 programs, many of which are geared toward education, psychology, and theology. Among these is the unique Master of Education in Literacy, which focuses exclusively on the mastery and teaching of reading.

SPU supports its students with abundant financial aid. Many of the institutional scholarships are based on academics, but there are also ministry service, performing arts, and athletic scholarships available.

Student life at Seattle Pacific includes several student organizations and programs. For example, the Center for Career and Calling exists to help students organize their career aspirations after school. The school has four residential halls, as well as apartment-style housing, so there are plenty of options for on-campus living.

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SPU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 57 Reviews

61% of students gave Seattle Pacific University 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

what i like most about this school is the class sizes.On average there is about twenty students per class, which allows each student to interact in class with their professors and, each other. I love the campus dinning services however, if you are a commuter like me there is also a commuter lounge with fireplace, comfy sofas, computers, and a kitchen all free.Overall, Spu provides everything you need to succeed here.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

This is a fun campus with lots of activity going on. There are some awesome opportunities in which to get involved, such as playing Intramurals or serving the community by getting involved in the Urban Development department. We have our own radio station-- KSPU, where students can DJ, etc. Overall, at this university you will have the opportunity to get to know your professors, which is a really cool thing! The teachers here genuinely care about us and really want us to achieve our goals. They're really great about giving us time to talk outside of class about class material or really anything.


SPU Map & Location

Seattle Pacific University
3307 Third Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119


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Getting Around SPU

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

8/10
walk

Transit

Good transit. This area has adequate public transportation.

7/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Seattle, WA

Winter
Dec
46
36
Jan
47
37
Feb
50
37
Spring
Mar
54
39
Apr
59
43
May
64
48
Summer
Jun
70
52
Jul
76
56
Aug
76
57
Fall
Sep
71
53
Oct
60
47
Nov
51
41

SPU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 3,007
Freshman Class 784
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 3,985

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 3%
  • African American: 3%
  • Caucasian: 75%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 9%
  • Unknown and Other: 9%
Latino 3%
African American 3%
Caucasian 75%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 9%
Unknown and Other 9%

Undergraduate 75%
Graduate 25%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 69%
Men 31%
International 2%
Domestic 98%

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