Seattle Pacific University


Seattle Pacific University

Located in Seattle — a city leading in technology, industry, business, science, and the arts — Seattle Pacific University is a place to cultivate depth and purpose as students explore or grow deeper in Christian faith. Here, 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students gain a nationally ranked education surrounded by world-class faculty who know your name, supportive community, and countless resources to launch your career.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Computer Science
  • Pre-Med
  • Journalism
  • Faith
  • Theology
  • Ministry
  • Criminal Justice
  • Social Justice
  • Biology

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Christian activities
  • Mentorship
  • Job Placement
  • Outdoor C

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


If you have not graduated from high school and completed college credit post high school graduation, then you are considered a first year student.
October 1: First day to submit FAFSA
November 1: Early Action deadline, Early Action FAFSA deadline
January 15: First-year freshman application deadline, general FAFSA deadline
May 1: First year-freshman decision deadline. $200 advance payment due.


If you have graduated from high school and completed college coursework post graduation at the time of your application, then you will apply as a transfer student.
April 1: Early Action deadline for Autumn Quarter
July 1: Regular Autumn Quarter deadline for best possible aid and scholarships
November 15: Transfer nursing application deadline for Autumn Quarter entry or Winter Quarter entry
November 15: Winter Quarter application deadline
February 1: Spring Quarter application deadline 

Additional Information

SPU lowered tuition by 25%.
And added new scholarships. We make a nationally ranked, private education affordable.
  • 95% of undergraduate students receive financial aid
  • $31,444: average financial aid per student (estimated)
  • Our students come from all income levels
Find more information from SPU's Student Financial Services.

A community pursuing diversity.
Our students' voices, backgrounds, and experiences matter. 
  • 50 percent of our student body are from historically underrepresented groups.
  • 42 percent of our freshman class are the first in their families to attend college.
  • Our students come from 46 states and 38 countries
At SPU, diversity and multiculturalism are not just buzzwords; they're integral to our commitment to engage the world and live out Christian faith. In pursuit of this mission, we offer a multitude of multi-ethnic programs, a cultural studies major, a reconciliation studies minor, and myriad activities and resources.

Visit us

Visit SPU, no matter where you are! The best way to experience Seattle Pacific for yourself is through one of our visit experiences. Check out our full range of in-person and virtual visit opportunities:

Explore campus and downtown Seattle with our interactive 360 virtual tour:

“When I walked onto campus, I felt like I belonged. I was impressed by SPU's commitment to service, beautiful landscape, connections to the city, and kind people. The wonderful faculty at SPU inspired me to combine biology and teaching, and I love it."

Leah Loftsgard, senior biology major with a secondary education endorsement

Admissions office

Visit us

School location

3307 Third Ave W, Suite 115
Seattle, WA 98119, United States of America

Phone number

(800) 366-3344