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Pacific Lutheran University

Tacoma, WA

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Pacific Lutheran University

Overview

Pacific Lutheran University is a Comprehensive institution located in Tacoma, WA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 12180 Park Avenue S.
Tacoma, WA  98447
United States
Contact Melody A. Ferguson
Director of Admission
Email: admission@plu.edu
Phone: 253-535-7151
Fax: 253-536-5136

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Hispanic And Latin American Languages Checkmark
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Economics Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Music Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

3,740
Applied
2,984
Accepted
2,769
Enrolled
80%
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Female Admissions

2,296
Females Applied
1,863
Females Accepted
81%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,444
Males Applied
1,121
Males Accepted
78%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

40
Application Fee
3.71
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
One recommendation
Required for some programs Interview
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 2.5

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Out of state Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 590 540 640
SAT Math 580 530 630
ACT Composite 24 20 28

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

43,264
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Fees

410
Full-time student fees
10,876
Room & board
4,940
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No

Financial Aid

32,319
Avg. Financial Aid Package
33,458
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
7,422
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
5,443
Avg. Loan Aid
13,122
Avg. Grant Aid
11,539
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
86%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
17%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,769
Total Undergrad students
3%
International Students
22%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 11.55%
Black or African American 4.04%
White or Caucasian 58.75%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.58%
Asian 9.92%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1.08%
Two or more races 9.92%
Other 1.05%

Gender

Male (36.22%)
Female (63.78%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 44%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
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Campus events:
Homecoming, Convocation and EXPLORE! Retreat

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Chemistry Club, Delta Iota Chi, Black Student Union, APISA and Na Hoaloha O Hawaii

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading No No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Football No Division 3 No
Golf No Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Rowing No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling No Checkmark No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Football No No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Rowing No Division 3 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball No Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling No Checkmark No

Faculty

269
Total Faculty
15:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 198
Part-time - 71
Male - 120
Female - 149
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