Pacific Lutheran University

Acceptance Rate 88 %
SAT Average 1,263
Tuition & Fees $48,226
Student Population 2,907
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $29,162

Academic Overview

Pacific Lutheran University Campus, Tacoma, WA
Pacific Lutheran University is a private (not-for-profit), four-years institute located in Tacoma, Washington. It is a Master's College and University (medium programs) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - professional practice.
The 2022 tuition & fees is $48,226 for undergraduate students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 2,907 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 88% and the graduation rate is 71% last year.
The salary after graduation from Pacific Lutheran University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $53,500. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2022 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2021-2022, PLU's tuition & fees is $48,226. For graduate programs, its 2022 average tuition & fees is $29,684.
2022 Tuition & Fees
[Chart] 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2022 key academic statistics at PLU. The acceptance rate of PLU is 88% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 18%. The average graduation rate is 71% and no students have transferred out from the school.
The average received amount of financial aid is $29,162 and 96% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 2,907 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Pacific Lutheran University is 88 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Pacific Lutheran University is 71 %
Graduation Rate
Retention Rate for Pacific Lutheran University is 80 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Pacific Lutheran University is 2,907
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Pacific Lutheran University is 12 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
12 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $29,162 at Pacific Lutheran University.
Financial Aid Amount

Directory Information

Directory Information
Address12180 Park Ave South, Tacoma, WA 98447-0003
Online Applicationwww.plu.edu/admission/first-year/
Financial Aidwww.plu.edu/financial-aid/
Net Price Calculatorwww.plu.edu/financial-aid/HEOA-Required-Consumer-Information/net-price-calculator.php
Veterans Tuitionwww.plu.edu/admission-military/
Disability Servicewww.plu.edu/oaa/

Offered Degrees

PLU offers 59 major programs on-site (in-person class) only. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
One but less than two years certificate10
Bachelor's Degree380
Post Bachelor's Degree40
Master's Degree110
Post Master's Degree20
Doctor's degree - professional practice20

Special Learning Opportunities

Pacific Lutheran University does not offer online classes (distance learning opportunities) for any degree program. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students. It also offers weekend/evening classes which is a program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassNo
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:1,560)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $5,424)

Veterans Benefits

Pacific Lutheran University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges