Pacific Lutheran University

country rank  524
world rank  1613

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University Overview

Founded in 1890, Pacific Lutheran University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Tacoma (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Washington. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Lutheran religion. Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 129 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name
Acronym PLU
Founded 1890
Motto Educating for Lives of Thoughtful Inquiry, Service, Leadership and Care
Colours Black and gold

University Location

Address 1010 122Nd Street So
Tacoma (population range: 50,000-249,999)
98447-0003 Washington
United States
T +1 (253) 535 7411
F +1 (253) 536 5136

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office 12180 Park Street South
Tacoma 98447-0003
+1 (253) 535 7151
800 274 6758

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 3,000-3,999
Academic Staff 800-899
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar 4-1-4
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Lutheran Christian-Lutheran Evangelical Lutheran Church In America - www.elca.org

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Pacific Lutheran University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities


Year of first Accreditation

1936


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 8 May 2019