Pacific Lutheran University

#10 in Federal Region X

  • Private (not-for-profit)4 Years (or High)Tacoma, WADegree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or aboveDoctor's degree3,070 Students76.82 % Acceptance Ratio11:1 Student-Faculty Ratio
    Pacific Lutheran University is a Private (not-for-profit) (4 Years or High) college located in Tacoma, Washington. It has a total enrollment of 3,070 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 11:1. It is a Degree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or above school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree. The acceptance ratio for undergraduate school is 76.82% last year.
  • Open Admission Policy
    Acceptance Ratio76.82 %
    Admission Yield23.45 %
    Graduate Application Fees$55

    The acceptance ratio is 76.82% last year at Pacific Lutheran University where total 3,770 students applied and 2,896 were accepted.

  • Amounts
    Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$40,722
    Graduate Tuition & Fees$26,936
    On-Campus Living Costs$13,238
    Off-Campus Living Costs$13,238

    The tuition & fees at Pacific Lutheran University, for academic year 2017-2018 is $40,722.

    The living cost including room, board, and other expenses is $13,238 when living on campus and $13,238 when living off campus.

    Cost of Attendance
  • NCAA Member

    ROTC Program

    Campus Housing

    Online Learning

    Study Abroad

    Career Counseling

    Employment Service

    Placement Service

    Pacific Lutheran University provides various learning opportunities and services for their students.

    It includes NCAA Member, ROTC Program, Campus Housing, Online Learning, Study Abroad, Career Counseling, Employment Service and more.

    Explore campus life and get your opportunities at Pacific Lutheran University.

    Learning Opportunities & Services

The Numbers Say it All about Pacific Lutheran University

Key Stats for Pacific Lutheran University

Costs of Attendance extremely expensive

Pacific Lutheran University$40,722
All U.S. Colleges$18,355
Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges$25,799
4 Years or High Colleges$22,271
Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges in Washington$29,422

Admission Chances relatively easy to get in


Admission Ratio

  • All U.S. Colleges66.99%
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges63.95%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges66.20%
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges in Washington75.82%

Financial Helps high financial help rate


Financial Aid Rates

  • All U.S. Colleges76.94%
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges88.17%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges82.17%
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges in Washington89.21%

Student Population small

Pacific Lutheran University3,070
All U.S. Colleges20,523,036
Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges4,211,617
4 Years or High Colleges14,093,854
Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges in Washington42,153

Graduation Rates high completion rate


Graduation Rate

  • All U.S. Colleges47.15%
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges53.92%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges48.69%
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges in Washington61.74%

Major Programs average in nation


Major Programs

  • All U.S. Colleges70
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges88
  • 4 Years or High Colleges109
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges in Washington88

Pacific Lutheran University's Mission

PLU seeks to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership and care - for other people, for their communities and for the earth.

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