About Pacific Lutheran University

Tuition, Cost, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Admission Rates

How much does Pacific Lutheran University cost?

Pacific Lutheran University Cost of Attendance
In-state $39,450
Out-of-state $39,450
On-Campus Room and Board $10,330
Off-Campus Room and Board $10,330
Average Annual Cost $25,219
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000
$30,000-$48,000
$48,000-$75,000
$75,000-$110,000
Over $110,000

Pacific Lutheran University Financial Aid and Debt

74%

Students paying down their debt

$25,800

Typical Total Student Debt

$267

Typical Monthly Loan Payment

Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 98% $22,774
Federal Grants 27% $5,106
Pell grants 27% $4,427
Other federal grants 27% $734
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 17% $9,129
Institutional grants or scholarships 98% $22,664
Student loan aid 52% $7,602
Federal student loans 52% $7,555
Other student loans 6% $12,426

Pacific Lutheran University Scholarships: Start Earning in High School

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Attend a summer program 119 Up to $4,500
Take a foreign language class 148 Up to $3,000
Have work experience 118 Up to $6,000
Take a challenging class 274 Up to $3,000
Visit a college campus 253 Up to $6,000
Play a sport 133 Up to $600
Do community service 248 Up to $75
Have perfect attendance for a year 186 Up to $750
Do an extracurricular activity 246 Up to $1,120

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Pacific Lutheran University Admissions

What is Pacific Lutheran University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 77%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 82% of applicants
SAT Reading 490-610
SAT Math 490-620
SAT Writing 470-600
ACT Submissions 33% of applicants
Composite Score 22-28

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Pacific Lutheran University Campus Life

14:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

300

Forbes Ranking

58%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

71%

Six-Year Graduation Rate

Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 3054
Living on campus
Transfer Students 25%
Under Age 25 33%
Gender Balance
Men
38%
Women
62%

Student Diversity

55%
Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
White
65.95%
Unknown
13.46%
Asian
8.02%
Hispanic or Latino
7.89%
Black or African American
2.75%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
1.02%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0.92%

Pacific Lutheran University Graduation Success

83%

First Year Student Retention

58%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

$47,700

Average Salary After Graduation

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About Pacific Lutheran University

PLU seeks to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership and care - for other people, for their communities and for the Earth.

Address

12180 Park Ave South
Tacoma, WA

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Master's Colleges and Universities
Setting Large Suburb
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify