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Seattle Pacific University

Seattle, Washington
Peterson Hall credit: Joe Mabel
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
2,998 Undergraduates
87% Admissions Rate
City: Large
Mostly Women
Private
Expensive
Region: West
Division 2
Size: Small
Doctoral
Seattle Pacific University
3307 3rd Ave W
Seattle, Washington
98119-1997
(206) 281-2000
www.spu.edu

Seattle Pacific University, a private university located in Seattle, Washington, is one of the top 155 institutions of higher learning in the United States. Free Methodist pioneers founded in the school in 1891, and it was previously called Seattle Seminary. It became Seattle Pacific University in 1977. Today, it sits on more than 40 acres of land in an urban setting, is still affiliated with the Free Methodist Church and is part of the Christian College Consortium. Its motto is “Engaging the Culture, Changing the World.” Notable alumni include runner Doris Brown Heritage, computer programmer Larry Wall, scholar Eugene Peterson, game show host Jeff Probst, co-founder of In-N-Out Burger Esther Snyder, American basketball coach Ken Bone, artist David A. Boxley and Mayor of Omaha Jean Stothert. The school’s colors are maroon and white, its mascot is Talon the Falcon and its teams are nicknamed the Falcons. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division II – GNAC, and the school has 12 varsity teams. Varsity sports offered by Seattle Pacific University include men’s basketball, cross country, soccer and track and field, and women’s basketball, cross country, gymnastics, rowing, soccer, track and field and volleyball.

Location

Seattle is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 725,000 residents as of 2018, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. More from Wikipedia...

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Students
32%

Men

68%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

89%

Live On Campus

212

New Transfer Students

Admissions
87%

Acceptance Rate

19%

Enrollment Yield

990-1230

SAT Range

4,034

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$29,174

Typical Cost

$40,893

Average Tuition

98%

Recieve Financial Aid

94%

Have Loans

$20,875

Median Debt

Academics
14.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

Business Economics

Top Major

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 50 to choose from

Greek Life:

None

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Great Northwest Athletic Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Great Northwest Athletic Conference

Basketball Division:

2

Track Division:

2

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