Seattle Pacific University Rankings

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In the World#1690 of 14178
In North America#523 of 2629
In the United States#476 of 2528
In Washington#10 of 57
In Seattle#3 of 11

Quick Review

Religion
Free Methodist
Acceptance rate
91%
Average SAT
1135
Average ACT
23
Avg. cost to attend
$27,947 /y
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
2,717
Graduates
812
Male:Female Ratio
32:68
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
spu.edu

Seattle Pacific University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate91%89%91%
Applicants4,3871,2373,150
Admissions3,9751,0982,877
Freshmen enrolled full time634203431
Freshmen enrolled part time413

248 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

89 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
546 or 86%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1020
or below

75% of them
had 1250
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Seattle Pacific University are 1020-1250 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
202 or 32%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 19
or below

75% of them
had 26
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Seattle Pacific University are 19-26 (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

White1811 (51%)
Asian441 (13%)
Hispanic437 (12%)
Two or more races282 (8%)
Nonresident Alien213 (6%)
Black or African American180 (5%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown127 (4%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander25 (0.7%)
American Indian or Alaska Native2 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$27,947/year
Average aid awarded
$30,330
Students receiving aid
99%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$19,900
$30-48K$20,595
$48-75K$24,790
$75-110K$29,341
$110K+$35,185

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$44,604$30,636
Tuition in-state$44,604$30,636
Tuition out-of-state$44,604$30,636
Fee in-district$474
Fee in-state$474
Fee out-of-state$474

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity1,779
Combined charge for room and board$12,285
Room charge$6,672
Meal charge$5,613

Seattle Pacific University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Psychology, General5614
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse68
Business & Commerce, General5410
Secondary Education and Teaching61
Speech Communication and Rhetoric49
Education, General2624
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services292
Industrial and Organizational Psychology283
Nutrition Sciences29
Theology & Theological Studies1514
Computer Science28
Engineering, General25
English Language and Literature, General22
Marriage and Family Therapy & Counseling22
Political Science and Government, General21
Physiology, General20
Kinesiology and Exercise Science19
Sociology19
History, General18
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education15
Art & Art Studies, General14
Health & Medical Preparatory Programs, Other13
Design and Visual Communications, General13
Fashion Merchandising13
Electrical and Electronics Engineering13
Development Economics and International Development13
Biochemistry12
Accounting11
Cell & Cellular and Molecular Biology11
Educational Leadership and Administration, General11
Information Technology11
Creative Writing11
Reading Teacher Education10
Nursing Administration10
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision10
Music, General9
Special Education and Teaching, General9
Ecology9
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other9
Music Therapy & Therapist8
Interior Design8
Economics, General7
Biology & Biological Sciences, General7
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other7
Educational & Instructional Technology7
Fashion & Apparel Design6
Human Development and Family Studies, General6
Chemistry, General6
Mathematics, General6
Linguistics6
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General5
Computer & Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other5
Computer Engineering, General5
Clinical Psychology5
Applied Mathematics, General4
Art History, Criticism and Conservation4
Philosophy4
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration4
Physics, General3
General Studies3
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, General3
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences, General2
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other1
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other1
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies1
Urban Studies & Affairs1
Film & Cinema & Video Studies1
French Studies1
Costume Design1
Spanish and Iberian Studies1
Russian Studies1
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor1
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other1
Nursing Practice1
Grand Total72327619
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate68%60%71%
  • Full-time retention rate - 81%
  • Part-time retention rate - 17%

Publications & Citations

Publications
1,406
Citations
36,485

Publication count by topic

Psychology
473
Sociology
143
Computer science
92
Medicine
87
Philosophy
77
Biology
74
Business
58
Political science
56
History
41
Chemistry
37
Engineering
37
Physics
37
Economics
29
Mathematics
27
Geography
19
Art
16
Materials science
13
Environmental science
9

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Philosophy599390
Psychology84817,928
Sociology10781,662
Business11772,429
Geography1439872
Computer science17883,336
History197215
Economics2016555
Political science2060154
Art21079
Medicine24291,957
Biology25922,696
Physics2754324
Engineering3188240
Environmental science3282168
Mathematics3515254
Chemistry3738603
Materials science443491

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
1990827
1991533
19921447
19931465
19941089
19951090
199615119
199711132
199817148
199920187
200016178
200125217
200223225
200324376
200428376
200538464
200623607
200740714
200860985
2009571108
2010481415
2011831767
2012721926
2013692335
2014902607
2015802968
2016702729
2017832821
2018852429
2019713059
2020613195

General info

Alternative namesSPU
Founded1891
WikipediaSeattle Pacific University
MottoEngaging the Culture, Changing the World
Colorsmaroon, white
Academic CalendarSeptember to May (September - December; January-March; March-May)
Total FTE staff685
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address3307 3rd Ave W
Seattle, Washington, 98119-1997
United States
City population745,000
Phone2062812000
Fax+1 (206) 281 2115

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