For the fourth year in a row, Seattle Pacific has been named a “Best National University” in U.S. News & World Report’s annual best college rankings.
Seattle Pacific joins the University of Washington, Washington State University, Seattle University, and Gonzaga University as the only five institution 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.
Seattle Pacific’s ranking results in part from growth in its graduate and doctoral programs in business, education, psychology, nursing, and theology. The ranking also recognizes an 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.
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.
Helping students fund their education
At Seattle Pacific, 95 percent of undergraduate students receive scholarships and/or financial aid. In 2017–18, Seattle Pacific will distribute more than $100 million in financial aid.