Office of Admission, Tacoma, WA 98447 253-535-7151
About Pacific Lutheran University
  • Year of Foundation 1890
  • Size of Campus 126 acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Lutheran
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type 4-1-4
  • Undergraduate Population 3,369
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 63%, 37%, 24%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $29,200
  • Room and Board $8,801
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee 40
  • Enrollment No. 3,265
"PLU seeks to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership and care - for other people, for their communities, and for the earth." This single statement of mission captures well the identity, strengths and purpose of Pacific Lutheran University. It has helped guide the work of the campus community as it has sustained our passion for the university's rich history and foundation in the traditions of Lutheran higher education. This passion for the university and its mission is rooted in a spirit among all Lutes that seeks not merely collaboration among divisions, schools, offices, alumni and friends, but real synergy.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Kappa Delta; Alpha Psi Omega; Arete Society; Beta Alpha Psi; Beta Gamma Sigma; Mu Phi Epsilon; Phi Alpha; Pi Kappa Delta; Psi Chi; Omicron Delta Epsilon; Sigma Theta Tau; Sigma Xi
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Sanka Lucia, Songfest, Hawaii Club Luau, Jazz Under the Stars, Dogpatch Olympics, Provost Lecture Series, Christmas Festival Concert Series, Homecoming, Family Weekend, Science Division Academic Festival, Ordal Beach Party, Dance Ensemble, PLU Idol, PLU Re
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Asian Pacific Islanders Club, Hawaii Club, Southeast Asian Club
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Alijah Jewish Club, Campus Crusade for Christ, Catholic Student Ministries, Church of Christ Student Ministries, Champions Youth Culture, Common Ground, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, The Gathering, Habitat for Humanity,
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other on-campus organizations 0%
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Distance to nearest airport Seatac, WA (30)
  • Distance to nearest train Tacoma, WA (10)
  • Distance to nearest bus Tacoma, WA (10)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
Student Housing
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 25%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 20%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 13%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 10
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 1%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 7%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 0%
  • Number of students using college housing 50%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (69%), women's dorms (11%), apartments for married students (1%), apartment for single students (13%), special housing for disabled students (1%), other housing options (5%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 79%
Campus Services
  • Museums Mary Baker Russell Music Center; Wekell Art Gallery; Keck Observatory; Rieke Science Center; Scandinavian Cultural Center
  • Number Of Subscriptions 3,370
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Computer Courses No
  • Library Facilities Yes
  • Number Of Microforms 235,931
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 500
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 200
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number of e-books 0
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 130
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 340,842
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 20
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 12,210
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 115
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, psychological, religious
Student Employment and Career
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 40%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Student Employment Federal Work Study Program Available
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Frank Russell, Enterprise, Boeing, Edward Jones, Thrivant Financial, Starbucks
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 88%
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 3,000
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities City