Student Population
National Rank
Pacific Lutheran University overview
Location Tacoma, Washington
Online plu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Religious Affiliation Evangelical Lutheran Church
Pacific Lutheran University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Religious Affiliation Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Tacoma, Washington, Pacific Lutheran University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Evangelical Lutheran Church faith. In the most recent statistical year 3,629 prospective students applied, and 2,736 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 619 enrolled in the school.  2,909 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 213 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2017/2018, excluding room and board, is $40,352 plus fees of $370. PLU is ranked 389 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2019 U.S. Colleges Ranking.


Getting In

Admission Standards
Pacific Lutheran University overview
SAT 1120/1330
ACT 21/27
GPA 3.66
Applications Accepted
Pacific Lutheran University overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low

Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Pacific Lutheran University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$840
Other Fees$370
Room and Board $10,520
Budget for Other Expenses$2,718
Total One Year Cost$54,800


Average Salary After 10 Years
$52,300 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
66% within 6 years

Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Pacific Lutheran University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 14%
Social Sciences 12%
Health Professions 8%
Communication 7%
Education 6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=236230 IPEDS survey data for Pacific Lutheran University.