Seattle Pacific University: Statistics

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#1978 of 14,131 In the World
#564 of 2,597 In North America
#515 of 2,496 In the United States
#10 of 57 In Washington
#3 of 11 In Seattle
#522 of 1,011 For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

Quick Review

Religion
Free Methodist
Acceptance rate
91%
Average SAT
1085
Average ACT
24
Avg. cost to attend
$28,367 /y
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
2,702
Graduates
899
Male:Female Ratio
31:69
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
spu.edu

Seattle Pacific University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 91% 88% 92%
Applicants 3,923 1,097 2,826
Admissions 3,555 966 2,589
Freshmen enrolled full time 651 184 467
Freshmen enrolled part time 4 4

1,971 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,418 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
526 or 80%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1010
or below

75% of them
had 1160
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Seattle Pacific University are 1010-1160 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
201 or 31%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 20
or below

75% of them
had 27
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Seattle Pacific University are 20-27 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 1800 (50%)
Hispanic 486 (14%)
Asian 471 (13%)
Two or more races 275 (8%)
Black or African American 217 (6%)
Nonresident Alien 194 (5%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 121 (3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 19 (0.5%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 2 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$28,367/year
Average aid awarded
$32,384
Students receiving aid
99%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $20,772
$30-48K $20,918
$48-75K $24,278
$75-110K $30,211
$110K+ $35,993

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $46,728$31,896
Tuition in-state $46,728$31,896
Tuition out-of-state $46,728$31,896
Fee in-district $516
Fee in-state $516
Fee out-of-state $516

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,779
Combined charge for room and board $12,687
Room charge $6,921
Meal charge $5,766

Seattle Pacific University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Secondary Education and Teaching 78
Business & Commerce, General 70 5
Psychology, General 64 10
Industrial and Organizational Psychology 23 10
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 32
Marriage and Family Therapy & Counseling 29
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 29
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 24 3
Computer Science 26
Theology & Theological Studies 12 14
English Language and Literature, General 25
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 23
Physiology, General 23
Education, General 15 2 4
Design and Visual Communications, General 20
Engineering, General 19
Mechanical Engineering 18
Sociology, General 18
Development Economics and International Development 17
Nutrition Sciences 17
Accounting 15
Art & Art Studies, General 15
Economics, General 14
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education 14
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 13
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other 12
Creative Writing 12
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision 12
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 12
Interior Design 12
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 11
Clinical Psychology 11
Fashion Merchandising 11
Special Education and Teaching, General 11
Biochemistry 10
Music Therapy & Therapist 10
Political Science and Government, General 10
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 9
Health & Medical Preparatory Programs, Other 9
Human Development and Family Studies, General 9
Mathematics, General 9
Nursing Practice 9
Cell & Cellular and Molecular Biology 8
Ecology 8
History, General 8
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 7
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 7
Chemistry, General 7
Educational & Instructional Technology 7
Linguistics 7
Music, General 7
Computer & Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other 2 4
French Studies 6
General Studies 6
Computer Engineering, General 5
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 5
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 4
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration 4
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 4
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, General 4
Applied Mathematics, General 3
Information Technology 3
Music Teacher Education 3
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 2
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences, General 2
Physics, General 2
Reading Teacher Education 2
Visual and Performing Arts, General 2
Asian Studies & Civilization 1
Bible & Biblical Studies 1
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 1
Costume Design 1
Data Modeling & Warehousing and Database Administration 1
Fashion & Apparel Design 1
Nursing Administration 1
Philosophy 1
Spanish and Iberian Studies 1
Urban Studies & Affairs 1
Grand Total 716 262 41
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 65% 66% 65%
  • Full-time retention rate - 77%
  • Part-time retention rate - 25%

Publications & Citations

Publications
1,260
Citations
35,101

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
483 / 10,273
Psychology
453 / 15,774
Medicine
275 / 8,042
Mathematics
138 / 4,512
Computer Science
135 / 3,340
Clinical Psychology
127 / 3,766
Business
126 / 2,676
Sociology
114 / 1,621
Child Psychology
113 / 5,694
Social Psychology
113 / 4,656
Math Teachers
104 / 3,845
Art & Design
83 / 626
Political Science
74 / 330
Education Majors
73 / 2,518
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
69 / 63
Engineering
65 / 1,936
Biology
61 / 2,476
Environmental Science
52 / 2,294
Communications and Public Relations
50 / 605
Economics
50 / 865
Philosophy
50 / 369
History
48 / 25
Demography
47 / 1,096
Health Science
44 / 1,091
Physics
42 / 766
Psychiatry
40 / 2,102
Chemistry
33 / 1,183
Ecology
29 / 1,245
Cognitive Science
26 / 1,172
Creative Writing
25 / 168
Gender Studies
24 / 308
Literature
24 / 55
Management Information Systems
22 / 478
Geography and Cartography
20 / 889
Marketing
20 / 657
Classics and Ancient History
19 / 18
Nursing
19 / 406
Gerontology
17 / 344
Public Health
17 / 730
Special Education
17 / 394

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 6 37
1992 14 54
1993 15 70
1994 10 91
1995 10 104
1996 14 137
1997 13 136
1998 20 163
1999 21 198
2000 16 188
2001 26 228
2002 29 271
2003 24 408
2004 28 423
2005 47 514
2006 26 679
2007 45 825
2008 62 1068
2009 63 1244
2010 52 1551
2011 88 1871
2012 76 2101
2013 71 2513
2014 98 2771
2015 84 3169
2016 72 2974
2017 95 3392
2018 87 2942
2019 81 3686
2020 79 3761
2021 81 4214

Seattle Pacific University alumni

  1. Jeff Probst

    Jeff Probst
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    film directortelevision presenter
    Biography

    Jeff Probst is an American reality show host and executive producer. He is best known as the Emmy Award-winning host of the U.S. version of the reality television show Survivor since 2000. He was also the host of The Jeff Probst Show, a syndicated daytime talk show produced by CBS Television Distribution from September 2012 to May 2013.

  2. Jaime Herrera Beutler

    Jaime Herrera Beutler
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Enrolled in Seattle Pacific University
    Studied in 1996-1998
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jaime Lynn Herrera Beutler is an American politician serving as the U.S. representative for Washington's 3rd congressional district. The district includes much of the southwestern quadrant of the state, but most of the voters live on the Washington side of the Portland metropolitan area. A Republican, Herrera Beutler was appointed to the Washington House of Representatives in 2007 and elected to that body in 2008. In 2010, she was elected to represent Washington's 3rd congressional district in Congress. Herrera Beutler has been reelected five times.

  3. Larry Wall

    Larry Wall
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    engineerlinguistcomputer scientistwriterprogrammer
    Biography

    Larry Arnold Wall is an American computer programmer and author. He created the Perl programming language.

  4. Eugene H. Peterson

    Eugene H. Peterson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1932-2018 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    authortranslatorBible translatortheologianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Eugene Hoiland Peterson was an American Presbyterian minister, scholar, theologian, author, and poet. He wrote over 30 books, including the Gold Medallion Book Award–winner The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language (Navpress Publishing Group, 2002), an idiomatic paraphrasing commentary and translation of the Bible into modern American English using a dynamic equivalence translation approach.

General info

Alternative names SPU
Founded 1891
Motto Engaging the Culture, Changing the World
Colors maroon, white
Academic Calendar September to May (September - December; January-March; March-May)
Total FTE staff 664
Carnegie Classification Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address 3307 3rd Ave W
Seattle, Washington, 98119-1997
United States
City population 745,000
Phone 2062812000
Fax +1 (206) 281 2115

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