Academics and Majors
Why Choose SPU?
We already think you're a great fit for Seattle Pacific University... that's why you're one of our admitted students! But don't just take our word for it. Here are some of the incredible things that helped our students realize that SPU was the best place for them to spend their college years. We hope you'll agree!
With 65 majors, 57 minors, and a General Education curriculum designed to give you both a comprehensive liberal arts education and a strong foundation to prepare you for your career, SPU will equip you for success. Our student to faculty ratio of 14:1 means your professors will truly know you, offering mentorship opportunities designed to help you excel in your major. And don't forget, SPU is the only private university in the Pacific Northwest on U.S. News & World Report's Best National Universities list, so you can be assured that you'll receive a top-notch education here.
Located just ten minutes from downtown Seattle, SPU's location offers you access to one of the fastest-growing regions in the nation. With countless internship opportunities (ten Fortune 500 companies are in the region, and SPU students have interned at all of them!), fantastic restaurants, a thriving arts scene, quick access to the great outdoors, and three professional sports teams to root for nearby, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
At Seattle Pacific, we believe that the Christian faith and rigorous academics are a powerful combination. Our faculty come from a wide variety of Christian traditions and integrate their faith into how they teach. You'll find a many diverse opportunities for worship, discipleship, and reconciliation. We celebrate diverse traditions and perspectives while remaining grounded in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Whether you are a Christian or not, there is a place for you at SPU.
Whatever you want to do, and whatever you like to do, you'll find your place and your people at Seattle Pacific. We have more than 60 clubs, a popular intramurals program, NCAA Division II athletics, fine and performing arts productions, and leadership opportunities — not to mention great food! — for you to enjoy, and we offer all of this within the context of a close-knit community that is committed to our mission of engaging the culture and changing the world.
Affordability and Value
While the published "sticker price" at a private university can look overwhelming, because of scholarships and other funding opportunities, that's generally not what most students pay. At SPU, 95 percent of our students receive scholarships and/or need-based financial aid, and our students borrow less money than the average college student. And our alumni tell us that their degrees are valuable — 98 percent of them say our academic quality met or exceeded their expectations.
Still Need Help Deciding?
We're here to assist! You have a dedicated admissions counselor committed to helping you explore the possibilities of an SPU education, and we're ready to answer all of your questions. We'd love to hear from you.
And don't forget, we'd love to see you on campus. Come visit us to get a first-hand experience of what life as a Falcon is all about.