80%

Acceptance Rate

$29,317

Avg.Financial Aid

003785

FAFSA Code

About Pacific Lutheran University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

3,207

Website

www.plu.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

NWCCU

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Evangelical Lutheran Church

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Pacific Lutheran University, which is located in Tacoma, Washington is a private, Evangelical Lutheran Church university. Interestingly, Pacific Lutheran University has an ethnically diverse student population. At PLU around 56% are white, 13% belong to Hispanic ethnicity, and 11% belong to two or more races. And, at the university, around 91% of the students are 24 and under. When it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 64% of the students are females and 36% are males. The college has produced several achievers in its many years of existence and some of the notable alumni are Crystal Aikin, Sean Parnell, William Foege, and Connor Trinneer. The university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. It also encourages its students to participate in athletics, as it helps in building character. A total of 205 programs are currently offered by the varsity to the students. It includes both the residential as well as online programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Location & Contact

Address

12180 Park Ave South

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 2535358145
Fax: 2535365136
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Rankings

It becomes easier for the aspirants to apply to a university and have their doubts regarding the same cleared if the university has a ranking. The rankings of eductional institutions by Forbes and US News are considered a reliable source by applicants and experts. The ranking of a university is a great way to gauge its performance on several factors like research excellence, the performance of its students after graduation, student experience, and academic success. However, Pacific Lutheran University doesn't feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest rankings of these two publications.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

Rolling Admissions

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

80%

SAT Range

1070 - 1270

ACT Range

20 - 28

Application Fee

FALSE$

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

The students can make the most out of the admission process as the admission at the university is fairly easy. Pacific Lutheran University has 2 admission thresholds. Along with the admission form, the students have to deposit a non-refundable fee to complete the application process. As per the past trends, the SAT score of a student must lie in the range of 1080-1290 to improve her chances. Notably, students securing ACT score less than 24 might also given admission but the average ACT score at Pacific Lutheran University is 26. The candidates can apply for the courses online. However, in case they need information or want to feel the vibes, they visit the school's office at 12180 Park Ave South, Tacoma, Washington 98447-0003. They can also call them at (253) 535-8145.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$24,174

Average Annual Cost

$42,066

Books And Supplies

$840

Other Fees

$370

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$10,790

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,718

Total One Year Cost

$56,784

Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to PLU. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $58,258. This cost consists of the average annual tuition cost ($43,674), books and supplies ($900), room and boarding ($10,876), and budget for other expenses ($2,808). For students seeking financial assistance, the university offers a number of options.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

12:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

83%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Research Funding per Student

$82

Faculty Overview

46%

Male Professors

54%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Business Administration, Management...

98 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

79 Graduates

Biology, General

65 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

49 Graduates

Psychology, General

39 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

37 Graduates

Sociology

30 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

29 Graduates

Mathematics

27 Graduates

Chemistry

26 Graduates

History

26 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

25 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

23 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

19 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

18 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

17 Graduates

Music

17 Graduates

Political Science and Government

17 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

16 Graduates

Anthropology

14 Graduates

Social Work

14 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

13 Graduates

Economics

12 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

12 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

10 Graduates

Physics

10 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

7 Graduates

Area Studies

5 Graduates

Classics and Classical Languages, L...

4 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

4 Graduates

Computer Engineering

3 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

3 Graduates

Philosophy

3 Graduates

Education, General

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

2,836

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

31%

Full-time

96%

Part-time

4%

Students Gender

Male

36%

US National: 44%

Female

64%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

56% White

3% Unknown

4% Black

12% Hispanic

10% Two or more races

3% Non Resident alien

10% Asian

1% American Indian/Alaska native

1% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

26%

Out Of State

73%

In State

1%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$65,367 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 80% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

80%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$5,040/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $5,424/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$5,424/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Lutes

School Colors

black and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Division III Independents

Total Male Athletes

234

Total Female Athletes

220

Intramural Sports

17

Sports Club

10

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Crew-Rowing

Golf

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $10,876 per year. The students at Pacific Lutheran University have several dining and meal plan options to choose from. Moreover, the average meal plan costs around $5,424 per year. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At PLU, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 36% male and 64% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$36,200/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$49,400/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$20,500

$27,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$213 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

98%

Average Aid Per Year

$29,317

Students Receiving Federal Grants

32%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,409

Students Receiving State Aid

35%

Average Aid Per Year

$8,360

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

98%

Average Aid Per Year

$24,816

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$35,963

$30K - $48K

$35,598

$48K - $75K

$32,507

$75K - $110K

$26,696

> $110K

$20,003

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$19,924,564

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$47,917,660

In case the students at Pacific Lutheran University face any financial issues concerning the fees and cost of living, and find the same to be high, they can seek help from the financial aid department of the varsity. It focuses on settling the issues that students face, and candidates can be assisted with scholarships, grants, and student loans. The average financial aid at Pacific Lutheran University is around $25,716 and the federal grant is $5,214. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $9,218, while the institutional aid is $25,716. At PLU, the total amount of need-based scholarships/grants awarded to students stands at $19,924,564 per year. On the other hand, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants offered in a year add up to $47,917,660.

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