Seattle Pacific University
Seattle Pacific University is one of the twenty private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Washington. The campus is located in an urban area, in Seattle.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 3,783 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 647 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 511 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 79%). Every year 69% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
Seattle Pacific University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $40,464, and fees were $429. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $40,464 and $429 respectively.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Number of Students3,783|
|Student to Faculty Ratio13:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus HousingYes|
The Seattle Pacific University offers a Bachelor of Science Degree program offers a four year curriculum which is a combination of theoretical in class instruction and practical clinical experience.
- Formal application to the nursing program
- Official transcripts for prerequisite courses taken with course descriptions attached for all courses taken at another institution (all perquisite courses need to be completed with a minimum of a ‘C’ grade with anything below a ‘C’ unacceptable
- Professional Recommendations
- Healthcare related work experience or volunteer experience
- Proof of clear communication skills
The application process will be based on a combined evaluation of scores earned for prerequisite course work, excellent professional staff experience in the healthcare setting. Applications will be processed online. All applicants will be informed about the status of their application by mail. Applications for enrollment are accepted through the 15th of January.
Applicants are charged with the responsibility of ensuring that their application is complete.
For transfer students: If you are in the process of completing a BSN Degree or an ADN, you need to have completed all requirements for the program you are enrolled in before beginning in the nursing program.
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities|
09/01/1933 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
04/30/1998 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
04/30/1998 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1060 to 1280|
|ACT||21 to 27|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$1,124/credit|
|In State Students||$1,124/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,124/credit|
|In District Students||$795/credit|
|In State Students||$795/credit|
|Out of State Students||$795/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 98% of Seattle Pacific University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||8%||$3,382|
|State Grant & Scholarships||15%||$8,885|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||98%||$20,670|
|Federal Student Loans||63%||$6,076|
$31,078Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$23,968|
|$30,001 to $48,000$28,351|
|$48,001 to $75,000$28,298|
|$75,001 to $110,000$30,221|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Washington state board of nursing.