University Profile

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“Seattle Pacific University is a Christian university fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becoming people of wisdom, and modeling grace-filled community.”

— Seattle Pacific University Mission Statement

SPU students hang out at Gasworks park | photo by Alex Garland

Faith for the future

Seattle Pacific University is distinctly Christian. We practice a generous faith that welcomes people from all backgrounds but cultivates deep, thriving relationships with Christ. Learn more.

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Seattle and the Northwest

Seattle Pacific's location in the world-class city of Seattle enables us to provide students with a Seattle advantage. Learn more.

SPU students study in Tiffany Loop

Diversity and inclusion

From our Diversity Statement: “From a posture of humility, we engage the complexities and tensions of diversity and we invite God’s presence as we pursue greater understanding and empathy across differences.” Learn more.

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Our history

Seattle Pacific University was founded by Free Methodist pioneers who valued a nonsectarian approach to education that welcomed all those seeking a scholarly excellence rooted in the Christian faith. Learn more.

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SPU Facts

Visit SPU Facts for the latest official overview about total enrollment, academic programs offered, student-faculty ratio, and more.