Seattle Pacific University Top Questions

What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?


Sheltered, yes.


This is a common stereotype of Seattle Pacific University that I believe to be accurate to some degree or another. Because it is a "premier Christian university"(taken from the missions statement) most of the attendee's of Seattle Pacific are going to be Christian's. However, by "hardcore Christians" this stereotype entails more than just the basics of Christianity. One, it entails that most of the students are going to follow yet another stereotype under the "hardcore Christian" stereotype: ring by spring. Ring by spring is a term used at Seattle Pacific for the undergraduate community who meet their significant other, and within a matter of months the tie the knot after only knowing each other for a short period of time. Judging from my personal experience, I have personally known more than five people who have gotten engaged within under a year of dating someone, or become married in this time frame as well. There is also a stereotype of the students being judgmental and "cliquely" at Seattle Pacific. From experience and observation over the past three years, I can confirm this as well. However, stereotypes are stereotypes, there are truth and exceptions to each one. Depending on the type of people you get along with and meet, you are able to avoid all of these. There are many genuine inspiring Christians, and non Christians for that matter, who attend Seattle Pacific University making it a unique college experience.