Why Choose SPU?

I know that applying to a university is a significant step in your student's life that often involves the entire family. Here are five reasons why so many families have invested in a Seattle Pacific University education — and why SPU might just be the right fit for your student.

Daniel J. Martin
President, Seattle Pacific University

Learn why so many families choose SPU

SPU invests in its students.

  • In 2013-14, we'll help provide students and their families with more than $86 million in financial aid.
  • Use our net price calculator to see what your “out-of-pocket” cost may be.
  • This year, the average financial assistance SPU administered per student was $28,031.
  • 71 percent of freshmen entering in 2012 received a merit scholarship from SPU.

SPU is known for academic excellence.

  • Our professors are known for their scholarship, have an authentic Christian faith, and take a personal interest in students.
  • Students enjoy small classes taught by full-time faculty members, not teaching assistants.
  • Students have the rare opportunity to participate in undergraduate research with faculty.
  • Last year, SPU funded 21 students the opportunity to present original research at a guild based academic conferences.
  • In 2012-13, SPU has three alums who are current Fulbright Scholars.
  • SPU has more than 60 majors.
  • SPU has a rigorous University Scholars Honors Program for academically gifted students.

SPU will prepare you for a career and/or graduate school.

  • According to our annual spring survey, 98 percent of 2011 graduates were employed or in graduate school one year after graduation.
  • Of those working full-time, 90 percent were employed in the same or related field as their major or pursuing another field by choice.
  • SPU's Center for Career and Calling will provide your student with personal assistance as they choose their future path.

SPU is a place of Christian community.

SPU gives you the tools to make a difference in the world.

  • While your student is at Seattle Pacific, they will have the chance to get involved in the community, the world, and influence people's lives for the better.
  • SPU will help your student shape a long-term vision for their life and discover how they are called to change the world.

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