Number 1: The Peers
You'll make life friends here. It's unavoidable. There are so many good human beings packed onto the SPU campus that you'll run into them everywhere you go. Smart, fun, and supportive people.
Number 2: The Professors
I haven't met a bad egg yet. Classes are small, so that means you get to engage directly with professors on a daily basis. Few lecture classes here: you'll get you hands dirty. They're genuinely excited to help you learn. And they're a rather eclectic, eccentric bunch. Most of them don't have a boring bone in their body. They know their stuff, they want you to know it, and if you ask you'll get it.
Number 3: The Place
Seattle. If you like coffee, rain, hipsters, fireplaces, good food, walks by the canal, the nightlife, or pretty much anything good in life you'll find it. And an endless number of tiny, fantastic shops, Pike's Place Market, the UW District, and the Puget Sound don't make it any worse. Culture and diversity are everywhere--whatever you're interested in. It's here. Plus, since we got rain, the air always smells clean.