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About Seattle Pacific University

Seattle Pacific University is a private, religious school in an urban setting in Seattle, Washington. Seattle Pacific University was founded in 1891 and now enrolls around 3,601 students a year, including 2,702 undergrads.

Seattle Pacific University offers housing for up to 1,779 students. Most students live off campus, either in nearby housing that is not owned by the college, or

There are 13 undergraduate students for every full-time Seattle Pacific University professor.

2021 Seattle Pacific University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Quarter
Overall Acceptance Rate 91%
Average GPA 3.6
Tuition $35,100

2022 Seattle Pacific University Regular Decision Application Deadline

Seattle Pacific University's regular decision application deadline is January 15. All regular decision applicants will receive an admissions decision by November 15.

Seattle Pacific University Early Admission

Seattle Pacific University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark Your Calendar!

The deadline to apply early to Seattle Pacific University is on November 1, 2021, which is coming up soon!

Seattle Pacific University Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Seattle Pacific University. Around 91% of applicants get into Seattle Pacific University each year. Out of 3,923 applications received in 2021, 3,555 students were offered admission . ### Seattle Pacific University Waitlist

Seattle Pacific University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Seattle Pacific University?

Seattle Pacific University is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Seattle Pacific University, applicants must submit the following items.

Seattle Pacific University Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for Seattle Pacific University

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to Seattle Pacific University is 3.6 /4.0.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Seattle Pacific University.

Seattle Pacific University Waitlist

In 2021, 257 applicants were waitlisted and 12 students were ultimately offered a spot off the waitlist.

Does Seattle Pacific University Require the ACT or SAT?

Seattle Pacific University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 80% submitted the SAT. 31% submitted the ACT.

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Does Seattle Pacific University Offer On-Campus Housing?

Yes! Seattle Pacific University provides on-campus housing for up to 1,779 students.

Seattle Pacific University students are active in the school's Centurions, Falconettes and forensics organization. Homecoming, Spring Picnic, and and Ivy Cutting Event are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Seattle Pacific University.

Financial Aid at Seattle Pacific University

Seattle Pacific University meets 77% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $35,578 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do..

Is Seattle Pacific University a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Seattle Pacific University

About 77% of students who start at Seattle Pacific University come back for their second year of college. Out of the 685 students who started at Seattle Pacific University as first-time freshman, 344 graduate within four years.

Seattle Pacific University's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 65%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Seattle Pacific University Grads

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $28,892 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Seattle Pacific University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Seattle Pacific University a good school for you?

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Where is Seattle Pacific University?

Seattle Pacific University is located in the urban setting of Seattle, Washington.

If you want to see Seattle Pacific University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 5 to Seattle, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Seattle-Tacoma International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Seattle Pacific University and Seattle are like without leaving home.

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College Info

3307 Third Avenue West Seattle, WA 98119-1997

Campus Setting: Urban

Seattle Pacific University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Seattle Pacific University is Jan 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Seattle Pacific University is Jul 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Seattle Pacific University ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 27

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Seattle Pacific University SAT Scores


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Math SAT Range

500 - 570


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510 - 590

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Seattle Pacific University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Seattle Pacific University is like? There are approximately 3,601 students enrolled at Seattle Pacific University, including 2,702 undergraduate students and 899 graduate students. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 62% percent are from WA and 38% percent of students are from other states.


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