Pacific Lutheran University Comparison

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Overview

PLU
Location Tacoma, WA
Setting Large Suburban
Enrollment 2,907
Type Private 4 Year
National Ranking
Religious Affiliation Evangelical Lutheran Church
Status Non-profit
Website plu.edu
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Costs

PLU
Tuition (In State) $45,440
Tuition (Out of State) $45,440
Room & Board $11,150
Avg Net Price $25,368
Avg Grant Aid $31,432
% Receiving Grant Aid 100%

Admission

PLU
Admission Chances Calculate
Applied 3,306
Admitted 2,853
Acceptance Rate 86.3%
Enrolled % 20.6%
Avg High School GPA 3.71
Typical High School Grades A-
Admissions Standards Unavailable
Applicant Competition
ACT Range
SAT Range
Submit Test Scores Considered but not required
Application Deadline Jul 1, 2023

Academics

PLU
Student to Faculty Ratio 12:1
Popular Majors
  • Business (14%)
  • Social Sciences (12%)
  • Health Professions (8%)
  • Communication (7%)
  • Education (6%)

Outcomes

PLU
Graduation Rate 66%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $52,300
Making Student Loan Payments 74%
Median Student Loan Debt $25,800
Median Loan Payment $266

Diversity

PLU
% Men 35%
% Women 65%
Racial Diversity Medium
HBCU No
% White 68%
% Black 3%
% Hispanic 8%
% Native American 1%
% Pacific Islander 1%
% Two or More Races 7%
% International 4%
% Unknown Race 1%

Students

PLU
% In-State 76%
% Out-of-State 24%

Campus

PLU
Campus Housing Yes
Freshman Dorm Required No
Meal Plan Yes
Weekend/Evening Classes No
Daycare Facility No
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov IPEDS and College Scorecard https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/