We are a nationally ranked, private Christian liberal arts university in Seattle, Washington. We are fully committed to graduating people of competence and character, becoming people of wisdom, and modeling a grace-filled community.
Seattle Pacific University was founded by Free Methodist pioneers who valued a non-sectarian approach to education that welcomed all those seeking scholarly excellence rooted in the Christian faith. Free Methodist pioneers founded Seattle Pacific in 1891. Guided by SPU’s Wesleyan heritage, our approach to faith pairs the importance of beliefs and understanding with practices that encourage lives of spiritual growth and service to others. Our diverse learning community offers students a place to grow, discover, and embrace great challenges.