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Pacific Lutheran University Scholarships

1010 122nd St So Tuition In/Out-State: $32,800 / $32,800 Total Fall Enrollment: 3,543
Tacoma , WA 98447-0003 Books and Supplies: $1,000 Applicants Admitted: 77%
(253) 531-6900 On-campus Room and Board: $9,620 Receiving Aid of Some Type: 98% Undergraduate Application Fee: $40 Receiving Institutional Aid: 98% , $15,797 on average
Source: National Center for Education Statistics
  • Pacific Lutheran University General Information

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    Address 1010 122nd St So, Tacoma, WA 98447-0003
    Phone Number (253) 531-6900
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    Mission Statement 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, 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.
    Type of School Four or more years, Private not-for-profit
    Religious affiliation Evangelical Lutheran Church
    Highest degree offered Master's degree
    Calendar Four-one-four plan
    Setting Large suburb
    Distance learning opportunities No

    Pacific Lutheran University Size

    Total enrollment 3,543
    Enrolled full time 3,265
    Enrolled part time 278

    Pacific Lutheran University Student Body

    Men enrolled full time 1,199
    Women enrolled full time 2,066
    American Indian/Alaskan Native -
    Asian/Pacific Islander -
    Black/Non-Hispanic -
    Hispanic -
    White/Non-Hispanic -
    Non-Resident Alien 5%
    Race/ethnicity unknown 3%
  • Pacific Lutheran University Admission Basics

    Admissions office phone number -
    Open admission policy No
    Undergraduate Application fee $40
    Applied 3,289
    Admitted 2,520
    Enrolled 731
    Admitted % 77%

    Pacific Lutheran University Admission factors

    Admission test scores Required
    Secondary school GPA Required
    Secondary school rank Recommended
    Secondary school record Required
    TOEFL Required
    Completion of college preparatory program Recommended
    Recommendations Required
    Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended

    Pacific Lutheran University Admission statistics

    Students submitting SAT 87%
    SAT 1 Verbal 25th percentile score 490
    SAT 1 Verbal 75th percentile score 620
    SAT 1 Math 25th percentile score 480
    SAT 1 Math 75th percentile score 600
    Students submitting ACT 36%
    ACT Composite 25th percentile score 21
    ACT Composite 75th percentile score 27
  • Pacific Lutheran University Cost

    In-State Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates $32,800
    Out-of-state Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates $32,800
    Books and Supplies $1,000
    On-campus room and board $9,620
    Off-campus room and board $9,620

    Pacific Lutheran University Financial Aid

    Students Receiving Aid 98%
    Receiving Federal Grants 30% , $6,118 on average
    Receiving Institutional Aid 98% , $15,797 on average
    Receiving Student Loans 70% , $6,785 on average
  • Pacific Lutheran University Programs & Majors

    Graduates in 2009/2010 academic year.

    Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies Bachelor Master
    Chinese Studies 5 0
    Scandinavian Studies 2 0
    Women's Studies 10 0
    Biological and Biomedical Sciences Bachelor Master
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General 37 0
    Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Bachelor Master
    Business Administration and Management, General 104 31
    Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Bachelor Master
    Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric 59 0
    Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Bachelor Master
    Computer and Information Sciences, General 17 0
    Education Bachelor Master
    Curriculum and Instruction 0 0
    Education, General 5 0
    Educational Leadership and Administration, General 0 1
    Elementary Education and Teaching 35 0
    English/Language Arts Teacher Education 0 0
    Music Teacher Education 8 0
    Reading Teacher Education 0 0
    Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 0 0
    Secondary Education and Teaching 4 0
    Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 0 47
    Engineering Bachelor Master
    Computer Engineering, General 4 0
    Engineering Science 0 0
    English Language and Literature/Letters Bachelor Master
    Creative Writing 20 13
    English Language and Literature, General 14 0
    Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor Master
    Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 2 0
    French Language and Literature 4 0
    German Language and Literature 6 0
    Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 3 0
    Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 0 0
    Spanish Language and Literature 12 0
    Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences Bachelor Master
    Clinical Nurse Leader 0 10
    Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner 0 9
    Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling 0 20
    Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) 80 0
    History Bachelor Master
    History, General 30 0
    Mathematics and Statistics Bachelor Master
    Mathematics, General 25 0
    Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor Master
    Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 18 0
    Natural Resources and Conservation Bachelor Master
    Environmental Studies 0 0
    Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Bachelor Master
    Health and Physical Education, General 25 0
    Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 4 0
    Philosophy and Religious Studies Bachelor Master
    Philosophy 6 0
    Religion/Religious Studies 20 0
    Physical Sciences Bachelor Master
    Chemistry, General 10 0
    Geology/Earth Science, General 8 0
    Physics, General 4 0
    Psychology Bachelor Master
    Psychology, General 44 0
    Public Administration and Social Service Professions Bachelor Master
    Social Work 11 0
    Social Sciences Bachelor Master
    Anthropology 23 0
    Economics, General 23 0
    Political Science and Government, General 31 0
    Sociology 16 0
    Visual and Performing Arts Bachelor Master
    Art/Art Studies, General 15 0
    Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 17 0
    Music, General 22 0
  • Pacific Lutheran University Deadlines

    Regular Admissions

    Regular application deadline No closing date
    Priority application deadline February 1
    Fall application deadline July 1
    SAT Reasoning / ACT scores due May 1
    SAT Subject score report due -
    College will notify student by October 1
    Student must reply to acceptance by May 1
    Deadline for housing deposit May 1

    Financial Aid

    Financial aid priority deadline January 15
    Financial aid deadline -
    College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about -
    Student must reply to financial aid decision by May 1

    Early Decision/Action

    Early decision deadline -
    College will notify student of early decision by -
    Early action deadline -
    College will notify student of early action by -

    Transfer Students

    Transfer priority application deadline -
    Transfer priority financial aid deadline -
    Transfer application closing date Rolling admission
    Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms -
    College will notify student of transfer decision by -
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Eligibility: Students receiving scholarships from any Dollars for Scholars chapter. Amount: Varies. Up to $1,000 per student. Comments or Conditions: The university matches Dollars for Scholars chapter awards, dollar for dollar, up to $1,000 per student, based on financial need. Dollars for Scholars is a program of Scholarship America.
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