Pacific Lutheran University

Tacoma, WA

Pacific Lutheran University

Tacoma, WA

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Tuition & Fees

$46,200

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
47%
500-599
34%
400-499
8%
700-800
11%
600-699
34%
500-599
45%
400-499
8%
300-399
0
30-36
11%
24-29
57%
18-23
20%
12-17
2%
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undergraduateRatios

36%

male

64%

female

1

teacher

12.6

students

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Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,152
Declined 511
Total Received 3,663
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Private

2,695

undergraduate students

367

graduate students

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Virtual Tour

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156-acre, suburban campus in Tacoma (population: 213,148), 30 miles from Seattle. Served by bus and train; major airport serves Seattle-Tacoma. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Metropolitan area: Seattle
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Seattle-Tacoma International

Pacific Lutheran University
12180 Park Avenue South
Tacoma
98447

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
48%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Chemistry Club
  • LUTE Nation
  • Delta Iota Chi
  • PRISM
  • GREAN Club

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Convocation
  • Involvement Fairs

Fun Facts

  • Pacific Lutheran University takes recycling seriously. Rifle-through-garbage seriously. The school sponsored a daylong, campus-wide Garbology event where they picked recyclables from the trash.
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
47%
500-599
34%
400-499
8%
700-800
11%
600-699
34%
500-599
45%
400-499
8%
300-399
0
30-36
11%
24-29
57%
18-23
20%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.7

Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,152
Declined 511
Total Received 3,663

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
academic GPA
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability
volunteer work

Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
state residency
standardized test scores
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
interview
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 27
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Rowing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Bowling, Ultimate frisbee, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Bowling, Ultimate frisbee, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Anthropology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Chinese Studies
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Criminology
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
History, General
International/Global Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Scandinavian Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional

3,062

total students

77%

in-state

23%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

88%

2,695
students

Female
64%
1,714

Male
36%
981

12%

367
students

Female
73%
269

Male
27%
98

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

2,627
students

Female
64%
1,673

Male
36%
954

3%

68
students

Female
61%
41

Male
39%
27

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 81%
Student 4 year graduation rate 59%
Student 5 year graduation rate 9%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
57%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
11%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

162

Transfer students enrolled

5%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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