Long committed to an education distinguished for quality, in the context of a heritage that is Lutheran and an environment that is ecumenically Christian, PLU continues to embrace its primary mission: the development of knowledgeable persons equipped with an understanding of the human condition, a critical awareness of humane and spiritual values, and a capacity for clear and effective self-expression.
For all who choose to seek a PLU degree, the university offers opportunity to pursue a variety of programs of academic worth and excellence. Its standards of performance demand a finely trained faculty as well as highly skilled administrative and suport staff. In its institutional emphasis on scholarship, the University views the liberal arts as providing the necessary and essential foundation for the technical training and education in the professions which modern society requires.
The university aims to cultivate the intellect, not for its own sake merely, Read more… but as a tool of conscience and an instrument for service. The diversity and variety of cultural programs and personal services offered by the university are intended to facilitate this positive development of the student as a whole person in order that our students might function as members of society.
In other words, PLU affirms that realization of one's highest potential as well a fulfillment of life's purpose arise in the joy of service to others. To aid its students in sharing this understanding, the university seeks to be a community in which there is a continuing and fruitful interaction between what is best in education and what is noblest in Christian edification.
This deliberate and simultaneous attention to the religious dimension of the total human experience and to the standards of scholarly objectivity, coupled with clear recognition of the integrative impulse in each, is the essence of PLU.
|Religious affiliation:||Evangelical Lutheran Church|
|Institution Type:||Private not-for-profit|
|Campus Setting:||Large suburb|
|Highest Degree Offered:||Master's|
|Level of Institution:||Four or more years|
When I heard that my fellow high school class mates had 700 student class sizes, I immediately began to appreciate the class sizes here at PLU. Because I am a bit of a shy person, in those large numbers I would have been swallowed up in the classroom. But here at PLU the instructors care about your success and actually push you to do better and offer help.» Read More
Everyone has been very friendly to me so far, and I like the small homey environment yet the fairly large campus. I think that people from all different backgrounds or cultures will be perfectly comfy here and enjoy every moment of it.» Read More
The people you will meet here are awesome. Everyone, students and staff, are extremely friendly so it won't take you long to find new friends if that's something you are worried about. However, the school is not located in an area with a lot of things to do, but Seattle is not far away. In addition, there are no big sporting events that draw a large crowd. Attendance to athletic events are probably comparable to what it is like in high school, but those that go are there to root on the Lutes.» Read More
PLU has a very open and accepting community; because of its rather small size, you tend to get to know a decent portion of the school. I have found people that I will be friends with for the rest of my life, I have had multiple amazing opportunities to do what I love and be recognized within my department, and some of my fondest memories are from my three years I have been here.» Read More
The campus is something that can't go without being noticed. It is the first thing that grabs you when you step onto the campus and it is truly beautiful. The combination of people that are on campus, personality and value wise, is something that cannot be substituted with anything else; it is truly a great opportunity to get to know different kinds of people as well as yourself. When you walk through the campus you can stop and talk to any random person and have a great and friendly conversation with them. It really is a happy place to be around. Also you never think you'll change, but after a year in college, you go back home to see all of your high school friends and you feel different. It changes you, but for the better. It is nothing less then unique.» Read More