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Pacific Lutheran, founded in 1890, is a church-affiliated university. Its 126-acre campus is located in Tacoma.

Website: www.plu.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,695
Undergraduate
Students
(63.6%) 1,714 Women
(36.4%) 981 Men
367
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
86% of 3,663 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.70
SAT Math
592 average
530-640 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
604 average
550-650 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
24-29 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$61,810
Tuition and Fees
$46,200
Room and Board
$11,150
Average Percent of Need Met
91%
Average Freshman Award
$34,951
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$25,449
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
196
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 18% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
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Campus Life

Tacoma Population
203,446
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Seattle
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
48% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
10.3% Asian
3.7% Black/African-American
12.8% Hispanic/Latino
11.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
1.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
58.5% White
1.4% Unknown
International Students
2.2% from 27 countries
First-Year Students Returning
81.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
58.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
46%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
15.0%
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