Pacific Lutheran University

Tacoma, Washington

Overview

Address12180 Park Ave South
School Websitewww.plu.edu
School TypePrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above

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StatusPrivate not-for-profit
On Campus HousingNo
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

Pacific Lutheran University is a small private not-for-profit, 4-year college based in Tacoma, Washington that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 3,740 students applied to Pacific Lutheran University. Of those students, 2,984 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Pacific Lutheran University was $42,066, in addition to fees of $370. This number excludes room and board. The school does not provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend Pacific Lutheran University.

Pacific Lutheran University has a 67% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Getting In

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The Pacific Lutheran University acceptance rate is 80%. To put this into perspective, 2,984 of the 3,740 students who applied to Pacific Lutheran University in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Pacific Lutheran University is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Pacific Lutheran University had an SAT score between the range of 1,070 and 1,270. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Pacific Lutheran University was between 20 and 28 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to Pacific Lutheran University as part of their application.

Annual Cost to Attend

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Pacific Lutheran University, the tuition for in-state residents is $42,066. Combined with fees of $370, room and board costs of $10,790, other expenses of $2,718 and the $840 cost of books and supplies, the total in-state one-year cost is $56,784.

Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $42,436 in tuition. This brings the total one-year cost of enrolling in Pacific Lutheran University to $56,784 for out-of-state students.

Students at Pacific Lutheran University are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Pacific Lutheran University was $5,409 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 32%.

Pacific Lutheran University Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio12:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to Pacific Lutheran University.

Pacific Lutheran University has a good gender split, with 64% of undergraduates being female and 36% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are Washington residents; in fact, 73% of all students reside in Washington. However, 26% of students come from out-of-state and 1% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at Pacific Lutheran University is 12:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need from Pacific Lutheran University to thrive in your studies.

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