private-colleges

Pacific Lutheran University (PLU)

1010 122nd St So, Tacoma, WA

Campus image of Pacific Lutheran University

PLU, a nonprofit private institution, offers an assortment of program options, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Tacoma, Washington, the school resides in a suburban setting for students to study in. The Evangelical Lutheran Church affiliation at the school is an important part of the history, education and vision that defines the school. Over three thousand students enroll at PLU annually.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs Pacific Lutheran University offers:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Psychology
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences

The admissions process starts with the submission of an application, transcripts, records, and test scores, which are then reviewed by admissions staff. An ACT or SAT exam may be required prior to applying, with scores in a range of 1450 - 1820 on the SAT and in a range of 21 - 27 for the ACT exam is common among students admitted to this school. Pacific Lutheran University admits roughly 80% of applicants yearly. Of those applicants admitted, about 29% of students enrolled. More information regarding admissions can be found at plu.edu.

Tuition is approximately $34,000 per year, though it may change based on different types of circumstances. Students should visit the school's price of attendance calculator to get a more personalized estimate of costs. School housing is available on-campus for students. The yearly cost of housing is approximately $4,900. PLU may offer financial aid for students who qualify as loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The Pacific Lutheran University "Lutes" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA. Available sports offered may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division III)
  • Football (NCAA Division III)
  • Golf (NCAA Division III)

Students who wish to get more about Pacific Lutheran University can take a look at their website at http://www.plu.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the students PLU accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Pacific Lutheran University is about 3,200, with undergraduate students making up about 90% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • The estimated tuition range is around $38,000-$45,000 per year
  • Part time students pay in the range of $1,200 to $1,400 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid98%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships98%$23,284
Receiving Student Loans67%$6,456
accrediation - SELECT Campus_Name, Campus_IPEDS_UnitID, Agency_Name,clean_program_name as Program_Name,Accreditation_Type,Accreditation_Status,Accreditation_Date_Type,Periods,cipcode,entity_id FROM `college_accreditations_2015` ca left join `college_accreditations_program_names` capn on capn.program_name = ca.Program_Name WHERE `entity_id` = '236230' AND `Last Action` = ''
here is the count .. private-colleges-2-1
here is the count .. private-colleges-2-1
here is the count .. private-colleges-2-1
here is the count .. private-colleges-2-1
here is the count .. private-colleges-2-1

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Pacific Lutheran University may provide student services including:

  • Online classes
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation Rates

With a high graduation rate of around 70%, PLU is among the most successful schools in the area.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years55%
Graduating in 5 Years13%
Graduating in 6 Years3%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN) Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Pacific Lutheran University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Northwest Conference)
  • Basketball (Northwest Conference)
  • Track and Field (Northwest Conference)
  • Football (Northwest Conference)
  • Golf
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
here is the count .. private-colleges-2-1
here is the count .. private-colleges-2-2
here is the count .. private-colleges-2-1
here is the count .. private-colleges-2-1
here is the count .. private-colleges-2-1
here is the count .. private-colleges-2-1
here is the count .. private-colleges-2-1
here is the count .. private-colleges-2-1
here is the count .. private-colleges-2-1
here is the count .. private-colleges-2-2
here is the count .. private-colleges-2-1
here is the count .. private-colleges-2-1
here is the count .. private-colleges-2-1
here is the count .. private-colleges-2-1
here is the count .. private-colleges-2-1
here is the count .. private-colleges-2-1
here is the count .. private-colleges-2-2
here is the count .. private-colleges-2-1
here is the count .. private-colleges-2-1
here is the count .. private-colleges-2-1
here is the count .. private-colleges-2-1
here is the count .. private-colleges-2-1
here is the count .. private-colleges-2-1
here is the count .. private-colleges-2-1
here is the count .. private-colleges-2-1
here is the count .. private-colleges-2-1
here is the count .. private-colleges-2-1
here is the count .. private-colleges-2-1
here is the count .. private-colleges-2-1
here is the count .. private-colleges-2-1
here is the count .. private-colleges-2-1
here is the count .. private-colleges-2-1
here is the count .. private-colleges-2-1
here is the count .. private-colleges-2-1
here is the count .. private-colleges-2-1
here is the count .. private-colleges-2-1

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Pacific Lutheran University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Natural Resources and Conservation

    Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Physical Sciences

    Psychology

    Public Administration and Social Services

    Recreation and Fitness Studies

    Social Sciences

    Visual and Performing Arts

    Other 4-Year Private Colleges

    The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Pacific Lutheran University.

    Also, check out our college lists below, which can help students compare schools to one another:

    Data Disclaimer

    Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Pacific Lutheran University for official up-to-date information.

    Contact Information

    General Contact

    Admissions Office

    Financial Aid Office

    School Map




    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    75.55%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    98%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    11:1

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $20,113