Seattle Pacific University
Seattle, WA 98119-1997

Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Seattle Pacific University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 4,034 applications and 3,521 students were granted admission. Seattle Pacific University is at the #85 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 41% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 79% submitted SAT scores.

Fall 2016 Admitted Students ACT Scores

Out of the total 685 enrollees 279 students submitted ACT score. Below is the score ranges of the submitted test scores.

25% 75%
English 20 26
Math 21 28
Composite 21 27

Fall 2016 Admitted Students SAT Scores

Out of the total 685 enrollees 543 students submitted SAT score. Below is the score ranges of the submitted test scores.

25% 75%
Critical Reading 500 620
Math 490 610
Combined (Math + Reading) 990 1230

Admission Requirements and Recommendations

Seattle Pacific University uses the following list of admission requirements and recommended documents when evaluating students applications. All documents listed under the "Required" sections must be submitted with your application but those listed under the "Recommended" section are optional.

Please double check with the school to verify the current and complete admission requirements.


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)


  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended

  • Secondary school rank
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Fall 2016 Applicants Statistics

The following table details the number of students who applied, admitted and erolled in Seattle Pacific University, in Fall 2016.
Men Women Total National Avg.
Applicants 1,120 2,914 4,034
Admitted students 961 2,560 3,521
Enrolled students 196 489 685
Acceptance rate 85.8% 87.9% 87.3% 64%
Yield 20.4% 19.1% 19.5% 35%

Accepted Credits

The following table outlines which college prepartory work and life expreaince will earn you credits at Seattle Pacific University.

Advanced placement (AP) credits
Dual credit (college credit earned while in high school)
Not Accepted
Credit for life experiences

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students

Admission Deadlines

January 5

  • Early action applicants will be notified

February 1

  • Regular application
  • SAT Reasoning / ACT scores
  • SAT Subject score

March 1

  • Applicants notification date

April 1

  • Transfer application (priority)

May 1

  • Students must reply to acceptance offer

June 1

  • Housing deposit

July 1

  • Transfer application (regular)

November 15

  • Fall application
  • Early action application

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Nearby Colleges

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