Seattle Pacific University was founded by Free Methodist pioneers who valued a non-sectarian approach to education that welcomed all those seeking scholarly excellence rooted in the Christian gospel, and who sought to take the gospel into the world in order to bring about the flourishing of God’s children.
Today, that tradition continues in a clear line from our founders. It is in our “DNA,” so to speak, the desire to engage the culture and change the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Our History: 1891–1919
Seattle Seminary opened in 1891. Learn more.
Our History: 1920–69
SPC grew to 1,400 students in 1945. Learn more.
Our History: 1970–90
SPC became Seattle Pacific University in 1977. Learn more.
Our History: 1991–Now
In 2012, SPU elected our 10th university president. Learn more.
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Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University is a leading Christian university that equips people to engage the culture and change the world. Learn more
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