For the seventh year in a row, Seattle Pacific University in Queen Anne has been named a “Best National University” in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings for 2022-23, which were announced last week. U.S. News defines national universities as those institutions offering a range of undergraduate majors plus master’s and doctoral programs and emphasizing faculty research or award professional practice degrees.

Seattle Pacific also received high rankings in “Best Value Schools,” which incorporates the overall ranking but credits schools for the amount of financial support made available to students with need.

Currently, 96 percent of SPU students receive some sort of financial aid, according to the announcement from SPU.

In 2020, SPU lowered the undergraduate tuition rate by 25 percent and added new scholarships to help close the college accessibility gap.

As well, SPU was ranked in the top 100 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs

Other rankings include:

             SPU was ranked in the top 100 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs

             Top Performers in Social Mobility, which U.S. News describes as institutions that enroll and graduate large proportions of disadvantaged students awarded with Pell Grants. Pell Grants are a need-based federal financial aid program aimed at helping low-income families afford to pay for college.