Seattle Pacific University

Seattle, WA 98119
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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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students3,783
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Free Methodist
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate79%

Nursing Programs

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 (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 8 66
Master's degree 1 22
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 83.2%

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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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1060 to 1280
ACT21 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

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).
Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates $50

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$1,124/credit
In State Students$1,124/credit
Out of State Students$1,124/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$795/credit
In State Students$795/credit
Out of State Students$795/credit

Tuition Estimates

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
LPN 45 $50,580 $50,580 $50,580
ADN 70 $78,680 $78,680 $78,680
BSN 125 $140,500 $140,500 $140,500
FNP 50 $39,750 $39,750 $39,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
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.

Financial Aid

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
Pell Grant 25% $4,124
Other Federal Grant 8% $3,382
State Grant & Scholarships 15% $8,885
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 98% $20,670
Federal Student Loans 63% $6,076
Private Loans 8% $9,353


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
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
Over $110,000$34,969

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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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Washington state board of nursing.
Seattle Pacific University
3307 3rd Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119

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