About Seattle Pacific University

Seattle Pacific University is a place where more than 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students gain a superb education grounded on the gospel of Jesus Christ — and the tools to influence the world for good. Outstanding scholarship and thoughtful faith is a powerful combination that brings about change in the lives of graduates, and in the people and communities they go on to serve.

Mission & Core Themes

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SPU’s mission is to engage the culture and change the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our core themes tell how.

Our History

Our History

Now 125 years old, SPU was founded by Free Methodist pioneers in 1891. Today our graduates live and work around the globe.

Seattle & Pacific NW

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Seattle is one of the most vibrant cities in the U.S. It's a center of urban opportunity located in the midst of natural wonders.

The Campus

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Nestled in the peaceful residential neighborhood of Queen Anne Hill, SPU is just 10 minutes from the heart of downtown Seattle.

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Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International

AACSB International represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.

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Our Core Themes

Seattle Pacific University’s adopted three core themes to guide us in the coming years — regarding academics, student experience, identity and purpose, resources, and operations.