Urban Preview 

Join us at Seattle Pacific University to experience college life. Urban Preview is a free overnight event for senior high school students from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education.

At Urban Preview, you will have the opportunity to take in the sights of Seattle, finish your college application, learn how to pay for college, spend the night in a residence hall, visit classes, and more.

Students on campus
Urban Preview: November 5–6, 2017

Urban Preview is for you, if you are:

  • A senior in high school, with a GPA of 2.8 or above
  • A first-generation college student and/or a student from a diverse community 
  • Serious about college and curious about diversity at SPU
  • Interested in experiencing life as an SPU student

Check out this tentative Urban Preview schedule.

Waiver Form

All prospective students must fill out a waiver to complete their registration. The waiver will be emailed to the email address you submit with your registration. Scan and email the form to admissions@spu.edu or fax it to 206-281-2544.


Visiting students will be hosted by a current SPU student in one of our residence halls.


Parents, we recognize you play a huge role in your student’s college decision-making process. You are more than welcome to join us for various sessions — including some parent-specific programming.

If you are traveling to the area with your student, here is a list of nearby hotels.

  • 36%

    of SPU Falcons are students of color 

    Learn more at spu.edu/multicultural

  • 95%

    of undergraduate students receive financial aid
  • $32,670 

    is the average award of students with financial need
  • 1

    SPU is the only nationally ranked private university in Washington state 

    By U.S. News and World Report

  • 14:1

    Student-faculty ratio
  • > 90%

    of SPU pre-med students are accepted to medical school
  • 13

    intercultural clubs, including Black Student Union, Hawaii club, SALSA, more at spu.edu/MEP