Pacific Lutheran University

Tacoma, WA, USA
3.89 Average Rating

Originally founded by Norwegian immigrants, Pacific Lutheran University is a 4-year Lutheran liberal arts university in the Seattle metro area. PLU confers undergraduate degrees in 44 academic majors and 54 minors and is one of the only schools in America to offer a minor in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. In addition, PLU is the first university in the nation to offer study abroad programs on all seven continents. Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church, PLU holds chapel services two days per week. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb
In State Students
64%
Out of State Students
32%
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100
77%
Acceptance Rate
Average SAT Composite: 1117
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1600

Key Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
3,064
Total Number of Undergrads
2,709
Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
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100
52%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
68%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
15:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$24,567
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$39,080
Out-of-State Tuition
$39,080
0
100
85%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,237
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
37%
63%
Student Organizations
66
Size of Town
Suburb: Large
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Seattle
Portland
San Francisco
Spokane
Los Angeles
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
65%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$47,700
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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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