Tuition & Fees

$42,066

$42,066

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
39%
500-599
40%
400-499
13%
700-800
6%
600-699
31%
500-599
48%
400-499
14%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
17%
500-599
46%
400-499
30%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
30-36
11%
24-29
47%
18-23
35%
12-17
7%
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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,736
Declined + 893
Total Received 3,629
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Private (nonprofit)

2,709

undergraduate students

355

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Business
  3. Pre-Professional Health
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Codes

SAT 4597
ACT 4470

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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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Location

School Facts

Pacific Lutheran University, founded in 1890, is a church-affiliated, private, comprehensive university. Its 156-acre campus is located in Tacoma, Washington.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,064
Established in 1890
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Lutheran
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NWCCU (Northwest Comm. on Colleges and Universities)

Tacoma, WA

156-acre, suburban campus in Tacoma (population: 211,277), 30 miles from Seattle. Served by bus and train; major airport serves Seattle-Tacoma. Public transportation serves campus.

Pacific Lutheran University
12180 Park Avenue South
Tacoma, WA 98447

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
50%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
86%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
39%
500-599
40%
400-499
13%
700-800
6%
600-699
31%
500-599
48%
400-499
14%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
17%
500-599
46%
400-499
30%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
30-36
11%
24-29
47%
18-23
35%
12-17
7%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
(waived if filed online)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,736
Declined + 893
Total Received 3,629

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Melody Ferguson
Director of Admission
P: 800 274-6758
F: 253 536-5136
admission@plu.edu

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 678-3243
F: 253 535-8406
finaid@plu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Michael Frechette
Director of Financial Aid
finaid@plu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
badminton
baseball
basketball
bowling
crew
cross-country
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
ultimate Frisbee
volleyball
wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

Lacrosse, Rowing, Ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

Lacrosse, Ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Disc Golf, Flag Football, Handball, Kickball, Pickleball, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball (indoor/outdoor), Yoga, Zumba

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Athletic Directors

Laurie Turner (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Northwest Conference
Mascot
Lutes
School colors
black and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Anthropology
Art/Design/Art History
Art/Design/Studio Arts
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Chinese Studies
Classical Languages
Classical Studies
Communication
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Economics
Education
Engineering Dual Degree
English
Environmental Studies
Finance
French
Geoscience
German
Global Studies
Hispanic Studies
History
Kinesiology
Marketing Research
Marriage/Family Therapy
Mathematics
Music
Music Composition
Music Education
Music Performance
Musical Arts
Nordic Studies
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Philosophy
Physics
Politics/Government
Psychology
Religion
Scandinavian Area Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Theatre/Acting/Directing
Theatre/Design Technical
Women's/Gender Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Business
  3. Pre-Professional Health

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

3,064

total students

78%

in-state

22%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

88%

2,709
students

Female
63%
1,699

Male
37%
1,010

12%

355
students

Female
72%
254

Male
28%
101

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

2,638
students

Female
64%
1,670

Male
36%
968

3%

71
students

Female
41%
29

Male
59%
42

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
63%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
9%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

72%

Transfer applicants accepted

27%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

96

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 23
Countries most often represented China
France
Japan
Norway
Switzerland
Taiwan
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Hiro Kuroiwa-Lewis
Director of International Admission
800 274-6758
intl@plu.edu

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