Seattle Pacific University

Seattle, WA 98119

Seattle Pacific University is a privately run, not for profit institution, located in Seattle, Washington. It offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

The total number of students who applied in FALL 2016 was 4034 and 3521 students were accepted.

Seattle Pacific University in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $38,520 and fees $420. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $38,520 and $420 respectively.


Campus LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Free Methodist
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate82%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. Masters degrees (MSN)
  2. BSN
  3. RN to BSN

    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.   

    Admission Requirements:

    • 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 - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 96
Nursing Administration Master's degree 28

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Seattle Pacific University

Seattle University
3.37 miles away
Northwest University
7.99 miles away
Pacific Lutheran University
35 miles away
Saint Martin's University
46.92 miles away
Heritage University
127.75 miles away
Concordia University-Portland
144.28 miles away
University of Portland
144.48 miles away
Linfield College-School of Nursing
147.08 miles away
George Fox University
164.47 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
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



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading500 to 620
SAT: Math490 to 610
ACT Composite21 to 27
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Required
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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$22,530
30k to 48k$24,357
48k to 75k$26,150
75k to 110k$29,247
Over 110k$33,206
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $1,070.00 $1,070.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $726.00 $726.00

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Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Seattle Pacific University
3307 3rd Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119

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