Seattle Pacific University Teaching Programs
Seattle Pacific University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Seattle, Washington. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.
Seattle Pacific University Rankings
We have ranked SPU as #78 out of 545 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
SPU has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at SPU.
Where Is Seattle Pacific University?
Contact details for SPU are given below.
|Address:||3307 3Rd Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119-1997|
How Do I Get Into SPU?
You can apply to SPU online at: https://spu.edu/undergraduate-admissions/apply
Admission Requirements for SPU
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into SPU?
Approximately 29% of accepted students are men and 71% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 90%, and the acceptance rate for women is 91%.
Average Test Scores
About 78% of students accepted to SPU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 650. Math scores were between 520 and 630.
Can I Afford Seattle Pacific University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At SPU, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $7,082 a year. That adds up to $28,328 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at SPU is 1.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Seattle Pacific University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 812 graduate students at the school.
Of the 2,636 full-time undergraduates at SPU, 33% are male and 67% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Seattle Pacific University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||134|
|Hispanic or Latino||373|
Washington students aren't the only ones who study at Seattle Pacific University. At this time, 26 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 53 countries are represented at SPU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam.
Online Learning at Seattle Pacific University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at SPU has changed over the last few years.
Online Growth Rankings of SPU
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Seattle Pacific University was 31.1%. This is the #419 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SPU regardless of major.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Seattle Pacific University Teaching Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Major||Undergraduate Certificate||Bachelor’s||Graduate Certificate||Master’s||Doctor’s||TOTAL|
|Teacher Development & Methodology||30||0||76||0||0||106|
|Educational, Instructional, & Curriculum Supervision||0||0||29||10||0||39|
|Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services||0||0||0||29||2||31|
|General Educational Leadership & Administration||0||0||11||11||0||22|
|Reading Teacher Education||0||0||0||10||0||10|
|General Special Education||0||9||0||0||0||9|
|Higher Education/Higher Education Administration||0||0||0||0||4||4|
|Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor||0||0||0||1||0||1|
|Curriculum & Instruction||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Other Teacher Education & Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas||0||0||0||0||0||0|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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