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Seattle Pacific University, also referred to as SPU, was established in the year 1891 by Oregon and Washington Conference of the Free Methodist Church. The university is located in Seattle, Washington, United States, and was originally called the Seattle Seminary. SPU gained university status in the year 1977. It is a member unit of the Christian College Consortium. SPU enrolls more than 3, 000 students on an annual basis. The university offers various degrees and certificate programs through the following academic divisions:
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business and Economics
  • School of Education
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Psychology, Family and Community
  • School of Theology
The men's teams of Seattle Pacific University are involved in sports such as basketball, rowing, cross country, track and field, and soccer. The women's teams participate in basketball, soccer, volleyball, gymnastics, track and field, and cross country.

Profile of Seattle Pacific UniversityThe campus of Seattle Pacific University is in Seattle, WA, which is a large city. Its Free Methodist nature is one of the defining aspects of the school. Seattle Pacific University is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school include, at the school's highest level, the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Seattle Pacific University is known for its programs in therapy and Counselling and construction trades.

Seattle Pacific University Selectivity

Admission at the school is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 520. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 520 and 620.

Faculty
The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Seattle Pacific University had 3, 842 students enrolled (3, 408 full-time equivalent).

Student Life
Full-time students are the norm at the school. Seattle Pacific University offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Pacific West Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"SPU seeks to be a premiere Christian university fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becoming people of wisdom and modeling grace-filled community. "Seattle Pacific University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts185English, political science, sociology, history, liberal arts and sciences, economics, Latin American studies, linguistics, . . .
Therapy and Counselling157psychology, clinical psychology, marriage and family therapy, organizational psychology, school psychology
Education and Teaching153secondary teaching, curriculum and instruction, school Counselling, English teaching, ESL instruction, educational administration, special ed, social science teaching, . . .
Business and Management138business, business administration, accounting, MIS, organizational behavior, finance
Nursing and Emergency Medicine75registered nursing, nursing administration
Science60biology, biochemistry, physics, chemistry
Construction Trades47apparel and textiles
Media46communication studies
Religion and Philosophy39religious education, theology, philosophy, missionary studies, religion
Family and Social Work37food and nutrition, family studies, family and consumer science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy23exercise science, sports and fitness management
Art Studies20art studies
Music15music
Engineering13electrical engineering, engineering science
Computer Science and Engineering11systems analyst, computer engineering
Mathematics9mathematics, mathematics and statistics, applied mathematics
Drama and Performing Arts6drama, various performing arts
Design2interior design
Contact: Seattle Pacific UniversitySeattle Pacific University

3307 3rd Ave W

Seattle, WA 98119-1997

General Phone: (206) 281-2000

http://www.spu.edu

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