If you are planning on applying to Seattle Pacific University, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is July 11 and the application fee costs $50.
Students who apply to Seattle Pacific University for fall should receive an admissions decision no later than November 15.
The following is an overiew of some of Seattle Pacific University's admissions stats.
|Seattle Pacific University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.5|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||21%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||11%|
These are the application deadlines for Seattle Pacific University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Yes||Info Not Available||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Seattle Pacific University offers early decision but not early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
Some students apply early to college in hopes that it will help their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of being admitted, since it shows your interest in a school.
➡️ Explore a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
In 2022, Seattle Pacific University waitlisted 286 students and 98 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 24 eventually got off the waitlist.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.
Wondering what factors are considered by Seattle Pacific University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
Make sure to check with Seattle Pacific University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Seattle Pacific University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Seattle Pacific University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.5|
Students admitted to Seattle Pacific University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Seattle Pacific University looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Seattle Pacific University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 21% of Seattle Pacific University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 11% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Seattle Pacific University students scored 640 or higher and 75% of students scored 530 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Seattle Pacific University students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 530 or higher.
To be most competitive at Seattle Pacific University, you should strive to earn between 20 and 28 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Seattle Pacific University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.
A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Seattle Pacific University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Seattle Pacific University.
Transfer students can enroll in Seattle Pacific University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Winter Term
• Spring Term
• Winter Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Seattle Pacific University?
❌ Students who are admitted to Seattle Pacific University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.
Does Seattle Pacific University accept transfer credits?
✅ Seattle Pacific University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Seattle Pacific University accepts:
• CLEP subject tests
Does Seattle Pacific University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Seattle Pacific University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Seattle Pacific University?
❌ No, Seattle Pacific University is test optional, so you can decide whether to submit your test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Seattle Pacific University's acceptance rate?
✅ Seattle Pacific University has an acceptance rate of 92%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Seattle Pacific University?
✅ Seattle Pacific University offers early decision but the school has not provided an acceptance rate.
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How hard is it to get into Seattle Pacific University? Seattle Pacific University is a somewhat selective institution. The Seattle Pacific University acceptance rate is 92%. This means that the institution accepts 91 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
28 and Above
20 to 28
20 and Less
Composite SAT Range
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Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Seattle Pacific University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.53. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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