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Pacific Lutheran University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
3,196
Total Undergrads
Including 164 Part-time
689
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 2 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

63% Women
37% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division III (with football)

Northwest Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

9
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $51,566)
9
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $45,970)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 50 47 - -
Baseball 31 - - -
Basketball 14 16 - -
Football 98 - - -
Golf 9 8 - -
Rowing 24 31 - -
Soccer 36 26 - -
Softball - 20 - -
Swimming and Diving 16 19 - -
Tennis 10 11 - -
Volleyball - 16 - -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5.7%
Black/non-Hispanic 2.6%
Hispanic 4.5%
Non-resident alien 5.3%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 2.5%
Two or more races 4.5%
White/non-Hispanic 74.0%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 3
Property Crime 28
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Jessica from Tacoma, WA
  • 2
  • I no longer live on campus, but to be honest, when I did I didn't really like it that much. I would recommend living off campus, especially because housing around…

  • May-29-2012 Read More
  • Amanda from Tacoma, WA
  • 1
  • I am not in an dorm due to my situation with my grandmother being handicapped. I have heard of the dorms being cool and it allows one to learn how…

  • Mar-26-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Elise from Auburn, WA
  • Feb-04-2014 I am a current student here

    The dining services offer a lot of choices to students who have food intolerances, which has been really helpful. I love that they always have different stations with different food available. If you're feeling like pizza or pasta, there's a place for that. Or if you want a sandwich, there's a place for that too. Dinners are all you care to eat (except Saturdays) so a student can really take full advantage of how much he or she is paying for his or her meal plans.

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  • 3
  • Anonymous
  • Jan-28-2014 I am a current student here

    Food is pretty good. Can be spendy in the markets, but the cafeteria is pretty awesome.

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  • 4
  • Kayla
  • Aug-25-2013 I am a current student here

    The cafeteria food is pretty good. They work hard in this area to make sure people are happy. It does get a little tedious sometimes standing in lines.

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  • 4
  • Elia from Federal Way, WA
  • Jun-28-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Various food is offered at the PLU store. And if that doesn't satisfy your needs the local stores surrounding the campus will.

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  • 4
  • Phai from Tacoma, WA
  • Jun-10-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I have never in the cafeteria, so I cannot say anything in term of food or cleanness.

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  • 1
  • Emerald from Milwaukie, OR
  • Apr-18-2013 I am a current student here

    The food is heavily overpriced, a $10.00 dinner for every day of the week is taken out of your meal plan at the beginning of each term (with no refunds offered for nights you missed), and most of the food is unhealthy.

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  • 4
  • Louisa from Washington
  • Mar-25-2013 I am a current student here

    People complain a lot about the food at PLU, and it's definitely not home cooking, but as far as institutional cooking in large batches goes, it's pretty good, better than a lot of what I've tasted at other schools. It's also nice that Sunday through Friday dinners and Sunday brunch are all-you-can-eat, although in my opinion lunch is usually the best food. Also, food is available throughout the day at various places around campus, although there aren't as many options as at a larger university, so you can get something to eat whenever you want, except very, very late at night, when everything's closed.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Elise from Auburn, WA
  • Feb-04-2014 I am a current student here

    One of my favorite things about PLU is that there is no Greek life here. Students can join together to rent houses just off campus instead. I think Greek life can negatively impact college student's lives and without it, PLU discourages those other college traditions such as hazing and fraternity or sorority parties. It makes PLU unique and I value that aspect of it.

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  • 0
  • Alexander from Tacoma, WA
  • Mar-12-2013 I am a current student here

    There are no fraternities or sororities located on campus, but Pacific Lutheran University does require students to become involved in a wide range of clubs and activities.

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  • 0
  • Riley from Carbonado, WA
  • Nov-27-2012 I am a current student here

    At PLU we do not have sororities or fraternities because it seems to seperate students. PLU prides itself on being both diverse and welcoming.

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  • 0
  • Trevor from Kelso, WA
  • Aug-06-2012 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    This is one subject i don't quite know about yet. But i plan to look into it once i arrive on campus.

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