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Seattle Pacific University - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Seattle Pacific University Clock Tower

Seattle Pacific University Clock Tower

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Seattle Pacific University Description:

Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University is a private university affiliated with the Free Methodist Church of North America. The school strongly identifies itself as a Christian university, but students come from over 50 different Christian denominations. Seattle Pacific's 43-acre campus sits in an attractive residential neighborhood just 10 miles from downtown Seattle. The school also owns property on Blakely Island and Whidbey Island. Undergraduates can choose from about 60 majors with professional fields such as business and nursing being among the most popular. The university has a 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and the majority of classes have under 30 students. In athletics, the SPU Falcons compete in the NCAA Division II Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC).

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 4,095 (3,238 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 33% Male / 67% Female
  • 96% Full-time

Scholarships for Seattle Pacific University (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $32,067
  • Books: $999 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,492
  • Other Expenses: $2,889
  • Total Cost: $45,447

Seattle Pacific University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 97%
    • Loans: 68%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $17,148
    • Loans: $7,227

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Business, Communication Studies, English, Nursing, Psychology, Sociology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 84%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 56%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 72%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Seattle Pacific University Mission Statement:

mission statement from the Seattle Pacific University website

"Seattle Pacific University seeks to be a premier Christian university fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becoming people of wisdom, and modeling grace-filled community."

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