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Pacific Lutheran University

Tacoma, WA
University Website: www.plu.edu
Apply Online: www.plu.edu/admission/first-year/
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Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) is a private university offering liberal arts and professional school programs located in Parkland, a suburb of Tacoma, Washington, United States. Founded by Norwegian Lutheran pioneers in 1890, PLU is sponsored by the 580 congregations of Region I of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. PLU has approximately 3,500 students enrolled. As of 2012 the school employs 236 full-time professors on the 156-acre (630,000 m2) woodland campus.

PLU consists of the College of Arts and Sciences (including of the Divisions of Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences), the School of Arts and Communication, the School of Business, the School of Education and Movement Studies, and the School of Nursing.

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Fast Facts

  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $30,950.00 avg tuition

1010 122nd St So
Tacoma, WA 98447-0003
(253) 531-6900

Apply online Admissions:
www.plu.edu/admission/first-year/
Financial Aid:
www.plu.edu/financial-aid/

Areas of Study:

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Pacific Lutheran University

Statistics:
Applied 3,289
Admitted 2,520 77%
Enrolled total 731
Full Time: 731
Part Time 0
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT EBRW 490 620
SAT Math 480 600
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 480 600
ACT Composite 21 27
ACT English 21 28
ACT Math 21 27
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 82%
4-year graduation rate 52%
6-year graduation rate 68%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Pacific Lutheran University

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $30,950.00 $30,950.00 $30,950.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $970.00 $970.00 $970.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $23,280.00 $23,280.00 $23,280.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $970.00 $970.00 $970.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $9,250.00 $9,250.00 $5,808.00
Other Expenses $2,352.00 $3,216.00 $5,808.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $40.00
Graduate Application Fee $40.00
Books and Supplies $972.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 98%
Percent receiving grant aid 98%
Avg amount of grant aid $18,708.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 70%
Avg amount of student loan aid $6,785.00

Pacific Lutheran University

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES
Chinese Studies X
Scandinavian Studies X
Women's Studies X
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Business Administration and Management, General X X
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Speech Communication and Rhetoric X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer and Information Sciences, General X
EDUCATION
Curriculum and Instruction X
Education, General X
Educational Leadership and Administration, General X
Elementary Education and Teaching X
English/Language Arts Teacher Education X
Music Teacher Education X
Reading Teacher Education X
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education X
Secondary Education and Teaching X
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other X
ENGINEERING
Computer Engineering, General X
Engineering Science X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
Creative Writing X X
English Language and Literature, General X
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General X
French Language and Literature X
German Language and Literature X
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General X
Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics X
Spanish Language and Literature X
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Clinical Nurse Leader X
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing X
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling X
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse X
HISTORY
History, General X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Mathematics, General X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other X
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
Environmental Studies X
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General X
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies X
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Philosophy X
Religion/Religious Studies X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Chemistry, General X
Geology/Earth Science, General X
Physics, General X
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology, General X
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS
Social Work X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Anthropology X
Economics, General X
Political Science and Government, General X
Sociology X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Art/Art Studies, General X
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General X
Music, General X

Pacific Lutheran University Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
IES Merit-Based Scholarship for Under-Represented Students Up to $5,000 April 01, 2017

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