Pacific Lutheran University

Tacoma, WA, USA
3.89 Average Rating

Pacific Lutheran University is a private liberal arts university founded by Norwegian pioneers in 1890. U.S. News & World Report ranks the school #16 in Regional Universities West and #6 in Best Value Schools. Pacific Lutheran is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church and is well known for its Holocaust Studies program and annual Holocaust Education Conference. PLU was the first university in the nation to offer study abroad programs on all seven continents.


Average Net Price
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Institution Type
  • Not for Profit
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb
In State Students
Out of State Students
Acceptance Rate
Average SAT Composite: 1117

What Students Are Saying

3.89 Average Rating
Great community of staff and students.
A lot of diversity and activities for students to expand their friendships.
Awesome Professors with are dedicated to students' learning.
Tommy from Spanaway, WA
A small school that doesn't sacrifice academics because of size, with a united campus that embraces and advocates social justice issues and diversity. Great professors that are happy to sit down and have a coffee with you, or to help you out during office hours. Gives numerous scholarships and grants so that it really isn't much more than-if more at all-than most other state or private schools!
Allison from Richardson, TX

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