Pacific Lutheran University Comparison

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Pacific Lutheran University
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Location Tacoma, WA
Setting Large Suburban
Students 3,207
Type Private 4 Year
Religious Affiliation Evangelical Lutheran Church
Status Non-profit


Tuition (In State) $42,066
Tuition (Out of State) $42,066
Room & Board $10,790
Avg Net Price $24,567
Avg Grant Aid $26,984
% Receiving Grant Aid 99%

Admission and Academics

Acceptance Rate 79.8%
Avg High School GPA 3.66
Admissions Standards Difficult
Applicant Competition
ACT Range 20/28
SAT Range 1070/1270
Application Deadline


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
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education IPEDS and College Scorecard