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Seattle Pacific University
Seattle, WA
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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 3,095
   Women 2,086 (67.4%)
   Men 1,009 (32.6%)
Graduate Students 966
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 87% of 4,034 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.53
SAT Math 490-610 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 500-620 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 21-27 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $53,808
  Tuition and Fees $38,940
  Room and Board $10,824
Average Percent of Need Met 79%
Average Freshman Award $31,816
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 205
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 29% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 17% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Seattle Population 634,535
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 94% of freshmen, 52% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II
Mascot Falcon
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
11.9% Asian
3.8% Black/African-American
10.7% Hispanic/Latino
9.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.6% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
61.2% White
2.1% Unknown
International Students 4.4%
First-Year Students Returning 82.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 55.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported