Seattle on or off campus is $18,828 per quarter

    Seattle Pacific University is a private liberal arts university, located on  3307 3rd Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119. It was founded in 1891 in conjunction with the Oregon and Washington Conference of the Free Methodist Church as the Seattle Seminary. Seattle Pacific University’s mascot is Talon the Falcon. According to SPU their words “Engaging the culture, changing the world” mean “to proclaim our commitment to make a difference in the world through the lives of our graduates, the scholarship of our faculty, and our commitment to community”. Their torch logo symbolically unites the academic identity of Seattle Pacific with its mission as a Christian institution. The estimated expenses for 2017-18 full-time undergraduate living on or off campus is $18,828 per quarter and $56,485 per year. That is including tuition ($40,464 per year), student activities and technology fees (mandatory, $429 per year), Room and Meal Plan (traditional residence-hall double with a Weekly Block plan, $11,232 per year), textbooks, supplies, average loan fee (for student-loan borrowers), miscellaneous/personal, and transportation average cost ($4,360 per year). There are various housing options with prices ranging from $8,604 to $275. The number of enrolled students of 2016-17 was 4,291. 3,095 undergraduates, 230 transfers, 966 graduate and post-baccalaureate. White: 57%, Hispanic of any race: 11%, Asian: 11%, two or more races: 10%, Black or African American: 4%, international: 2%, American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%, Hawaiian Native or other Pacific Islander: 1%, race and ethnicity unknown: 1%. 41% of incoming freshmen are first-generation college students. Gender of students, undergraduate through doctorate, is: 31% men and 69% women. The average gpa for entering freshmen is 3.51, for transfer students it’s 3.21. Average SAT scores for incoming freshmen are… national average: 1010, Washington state average: 1075, SPU average: 1173. The top 5 undergraduate programs are: 1. Business administration, 2. Nursing, 3. Psychology, 4. Communication, and 5. Computer science. Seattle Pacific University’s 40-acre campus borders the Lake Washington Ship Canal. It has a four-story library and study center; a restaurant like dining facility with Northwest nouveau décor and made-to-order cuisine; a small theatre; three coffee shops; five residence halls; and a gymnasium. SPU also has more than 50 clubs for students to choose from. Some of these clubs are: Film Club, Food and Nutrition club, SPU Garden Club, Social Dance Club, and SPU Dance Club. Many SPU students also have internships for businesses and organizations such as Microsoft, the Mariners,Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Empty Space Theatre, the Seattle Opera, The Children’s Project, and othersI would recommend Seattle Pacific University to nature lovers. The Pacific Northwest offers many recreational opportunities: hiking, skiing, boating, fishing, and scuba diving, to name a few. One of the most popular ways to tour the 2,000 miles of Puget Sound shoreline is by ferry boat. Trips from campus can lead you to waterfalls, ice caves, steam trains, totem poles, tide pools, and floating bridges. I believe music lovers would also like to attend SPU. According to SPU’s website “Seattle has one of the highest live-theatre attendance per capita of any major U.S. city.” It has multiple stage and music venues such as Seattle Repertory Theatre, the Seattle Symphony’s Benaroya Hall, and the Seattle Opera’s McCaw Hall.Although Seattle Pacific University seems like a great school it isn’t one I’d choose for myself. At first glance it seemed adequate for me, since my chosen program, Psychology, is in its top 3 programs, but it was a lapse of judgement. It does however offer many great internships with great organizations and businesses. It’s campus is quite obviously located in a very beautiful city that offers both indoor and outdoor activities. Although the tuition might seem a bit high, SPU offers opportunities that make the cost worth it.