SPU Ranked No. 2 for “Best Value”

Seattle Pacific University ranked No. 2 in the category “Best Colleges – Best Value” in the West in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 college rankings.

U.S. News - Regional Universities - Best Value

U.S. News states that the calculation takes into account an institution’s academic quality, as indicated by its 2016 U.S. News Best Colleges ranking, and the 2014–15 net cost of attendance for a student who received the average level of need-based financial aid. The higher the quality of the program and lower the cost, the better the value, according to the magazine.

Seattle Pacific also ranked No. 17 in the magazine’s Best Regional University category, which includes institutions from Texas to Alaska that provide a full range of undergraduate and master’s programs, and limited doctoral programs. (SPU offers five doctoral programs: two in psychology and three in education.)

SPU’s rigorous academics  

Seattle Pacific University is a place where 4,000 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

  • 15:1

    Student-to-professor ratio
  • 80%

    of SPU students made it to the finalist round in the past three years for the Fulbright grant

    due in part to intentional faculty coaching

  • >90%

    of SPU applicants are consistently accepted to graduate health programs

    far above the national average

  • 83%

    of faculty have the highest degree possible in their fields

Helping students fund their education

At Seattle Pacific, 95 percent of undergraduate students receive scholarships and/or financial aid, meaning more than $100 million will be administered by SPU this year.

1. Based on those with at least a bachelor's degree (n=790). Source: Pew Research Center
2. A default rate is the percentage of borrowers who are unable to pay a loan per its agreement.