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Seattle Pacific University

Seattle, WA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate92%
Acceptance Rate92%

About Seattle Pacific University

Seattle Pacific University Overview

Seattle Pacific University is a private, religious school in an urban setting in Seattle, Washington. Seattle Pacific University was founded in 1891 and currently enrolls around 3,443 students per year year, including 2,640 undergrads. Seattle Pacific University ensures housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! July 11, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by November 15.

Student Activities at Seattle Pacific University

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Seattle Pacific University's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Seattle Pacific University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Seattle Pacific University does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Seattle Pacific University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Seattle Pacific University on the Student Life page.

2022 Seattle Pacific University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Quarter
Overall Acceptance Rate 92%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED offered but % not available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 21%
Tuition $36,504
Percent of Need Met 82.2%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $34,818

Is Seattle Pacific University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how competitive a college is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better look at what Seattle Pacific University offers and if it might be a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Seattle Pacific University

Seattle Pacific University is moderately difficult to get into. Seattle Pacific University admitted 92% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 4,359 applications received in 2022, 4,008 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Seattle Pacific University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 82% of students who start at Seattle Pacific University come back the next year. Around 66% of students who started at Seattle Pacific University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. 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 for Seattle Pacific University Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Seattle Pacific University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Seattle Pacific University

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Seattle Pacific University meets 82.2% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $34,818 a year.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $29,270 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Seattle Pacific University.

Based on this information, how does Seattle Pacific University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! 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, be sure to 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

Campus Setting: Urban

Seattle Pacific University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 11

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Seattle Pacific University is Jul 11.

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

Seattle Pacific University ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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Seattle Pacific University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

520 - 640


Reading SAT Range

530 - 660

Seattle Pacific University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Seattle Pacific University is like? There are approximately 3,443 students enrolled at Seattle Pacific University, including 2,640 undergraduate students and 803 graduate students. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 73% percent are from WA and 27% percent of students are from other states.


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