Seattle Pacific University

1940, 3307 3rd Ave W, Seattle, United States
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Overview of Seattle Pacific University

About this school

Seattle Pacific, founded in 1891, is a private, church-affiliated, comprehensive university. It was founded in 1891, adopted coeducation in 1910, and gained university status in 1977. Its 35-acre campus is located in downtown Seattle.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,911
    • Men:973 (33.4%)
    • Women:1,938 (66.6%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Seattle Pacific University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
3
Social Studies
-
-
History
-
2
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
February 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Required for some
February 1
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used as a validity check on the application essay ACT: Used as a validity check on the application essay

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
3307 Third Avenue West
City, State, Zip
Seattle, WA  98119-1997
Phone
(206) 281-2021
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 15
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
January 5

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
91% of 3,692 applicants were admitted
Women
91% of 2,603 applicants were admitted
Men
90% of 1,089 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
855 (25%) of 3,355 admitted students enrolled
Women
561 (24%) of 2,373 admitted students enrolled
Men
294 (30%) of 982 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.51
375 And Above
35%
3.50 - 3.74
25%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
9%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
16%
• Score 24 - 29
52%
• Score 18 - 23
30%
• Score 12 - 17
2%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $40,902 (72.55987227248536%)
  • Room & Board: - $11,178 (19.82969664715274%)
  • Other Expences: - $840 (1.4901543374135178%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,450 (6.120276742948377%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Seattle Pacific University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003788
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
577 (91.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
487 (84.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
484 (99.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
48 (9.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$34,500
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 484 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $34,604
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 423 (87.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,699
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
123 (19.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $24,752

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,199 (80.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,915 (87.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,907 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
127 (6.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$34,345
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,905 (99.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $33,723
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,749 (91.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,829
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
668 (24.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $23,152

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
71%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$28,646
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
23.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Engineering/Technologies
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Performing Arts
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,392

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Quarter

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


209

Part-Time Faculty


186

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


42%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 23% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 32% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 25% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 11% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 3% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 50% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 26% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 24% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
150
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Seattle Pacific University provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


79.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


54.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


66.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


69.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (51)


  • Accounting
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Development Economics and International Development
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • General Studies
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • History, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Interior Design
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Mathematics and Statistics, Other
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General
  • Physiology, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religious Education
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Theology/Theological Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Social sciences, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Divinity, Master in Teaching Mathematics and Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (24)


  • Adult Nursing
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Counselor Education
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • English as a Second Language
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mathematics Education
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Reading Education
  • Religion
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Sustainability Management
  • Theology
  • Writing

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


634,535

Nearest Metropolitan Area


40 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
35.2 average low in January, 69.9 average high in September
Rain
151 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
Seattle
Nearest Bus Station
Seattle
Nearest Train Station
Seattle

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


52% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


48%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Falcon
School Colors
Maroon and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Gymnastics
Soccer
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Gymnastics
Soccer
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
archery, basketball, bowling, cross-country running, football, soccer, softball, tennis, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Seattle Pacific University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, centurions, falconettes, forensics organization, amnesty international, university players

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,783

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,911
Women
1,938
Men
973

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 12.2% Asian
  • 4.2% Black/African-American
  • 12.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 9.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 1.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 58.6% White
  • 2.4% Unknown

International Students


5.4%

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


902

Student Resources

Study resources