SPU Ranked a “Best National University”

Seattle Pacific is the only private university in the Pacific Northwest to make the 2017 U.S. News and World Report’s Best National Universities list.

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SPU joins the University of Washington and Washington State University as the only three institutions from Washington state named to the magazine’s list.

U.S. News defines national universities as those institutions offering a full range of undergraduate majors, plus master's and doctoral programs, and committed to producing groundbreaking research.

SPU’s ranking results in part from growth in its graduate and doctoral programs in business, education, psychology, nursing, and theology. The ranking also recognizes SPU’s emphasis on undergraduate research, in which students work alongside faculty on important research and serve as interns at world-renowned companies or institutions in the Seattle area and beyond.


SPU’s rigorous academics  

Seattle Pacific University is a place where 3,121 undergraduate and graduate students gain a superb education — and the tools to influence the world for good. Outstanding scholarship and thoughtful Christian faith are a powerful combination that brings about change in the lives of graduates, and in the people and communities they go on to serve.

By the Numbers

  • 14:1

    Student-to-professor ratio
  • 7

    SPU students have been chosen as Fulbright Scholars over the last six years
  • >90%

    of SPU applicants are consistently accepted to graduate health programs

    far above the national average

Helping students fund their education

At Seattle Pacific, 95 percent of undergraduate students receive scholarships and/or financial aid. In 2016–17, SPU will distribute more than $100 million in financial aid.