Pacific Lutheran University

1010 122nd St So, Tacoma, WA 98447-0003
Pacific Lutheran University (also known as PLU) is a non-profit, private higher education institution that resides in Tacoma, Washington. It has a religeous affiliation with Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Programs offered at PLU include bachelor's and master's degrees in over 23 fields of study and 53 concentrations. The school has been accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and has specialized accreditation from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy - Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education.

Dual credit and study abroad programs are available at this school. They accept high school Advanced Placement courses as credit towards completion of a degree.


General Information

Main Phone: (253) 531 -6900 Website: www.plu.edu
Status: Non-accredited Faculty: 249
School Type: Private not-for-profit- 4-year or above Affiliation: Evangelical Lutheran Church
Size: Small (1,000 - 5,000 students) Undergraduates: 3,207
Setting: N/A Graduate Students: 274
On-Campus Housing: N/A Acceptance Rate: 77%
Out-of-State Tuition: N/A Varsity Athletics: Yes
In-State Tuition: N/A Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1

Admissions

Application Fee: $ 40


Admission Requirements

Required Recommended
High School Diploma or Equivalent
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Transcript
Recommendations
TOEFL
Standardized Test Scores

Test Scores 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 490 620
SAT Math 480 600
ACT Composite 21 27
ACT English 21 28
ACT Math 21 27

Acceptance Rate

Total
Applied 3,289
Accepted 2,520
Acceptance Rate 77%
Enrolled 731

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Attendance Status 95% Full-time 5% Part-time
Graduate Attendance Status 63% Full-time 37% Part-time
Student Gender 38% Men 62% Women

Student Race Ethnicity

74% White 1% American Indian/Alaska Native
3% Black or African American 6% Multiracial
5% Hispanic/Latino 5% Asian/Oriental
1% Polynesian/Pacific Island 5% Other



Financial Aid

Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grant 63% $ 7,335
Local Grant 27% $4,077
Institutional Grant 98% $ 15,797
Student Loans 70% $ 6,785

Majors & Degrees


Ethnic, Cultural and Group Studies

Area Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Chinese Studies - - 10 - -
Scandinavian Studies - - 1 - -

Ethnic, Minority, Gender, and Group Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Women's Studies - - 2 - -

Natural Resources and Conservation

Natural Resources Conservation and Research

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Environmental Studies - - 0 - -

Communication and Journalism

Communication and Media Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Speech Communication and Rhetoric - - 63 - -

Computer Information Sciences

Computer and Information Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computer and Information Sciences - - 9 - -

Education

Educational Administration and Supervision

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Educational Leadership and Administration - - - 8 -

Teacher Education and Professional Development Specific Subject Areas

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
English Teacher Education - - 0 - -
General Science Teacher Education - - 0 - -
Reading Teacher Education - - 0 0 -
Music Teacher Education - - 13 0 -

Education

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Education and Teaching - - 11 - -

Curriculum and Instruction

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Curriculum and Instruction - - - 0 -

Teacher Education and Professional Development

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Teacher Education and Professional Development ? Specific Levels and Methods - - - 31 -
Elementary Education and Teaching - - 33 31 -
Secondary Education and Teaching - - 1 31 -

Teacher Education and Professional Development Specific Subject Areas

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
English Teacher Education - - 0 - -
General Science Teacher Education - - 0 - -
Reading Teacher Education - - 0 0 -
Music Teacher Education - - 13 0 -

Teacher Education and Professional Development

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Teacher Education and Professional Development ? Specific Levels and Methods - - - 31 -
Elementary Education and Teaching - - 33 31 -
Secondary Education and Teaching - - 1 31 -

Engineering

Computer Engineering

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computer Engineering - - 3 - -

Engineering Science

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Engineering Science - - 0 - -

Education

Educational Administration and Supervision

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Educational Leadership and Administration - - - 8 -

Teacher Education and Professional Development Specific Subject Areas

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
English Teacher Education - - 0 - -
General Science Teacher Education - - 0 - -
Reading Teacher Education - - 0 0 -
Music Teacher Education - - 13 0 -

Education

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Education and Teaching - - 11 - -

Curriculum and Instruction

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Curriculum and Instruction - - - 0 -

Teacher Education and Professional Development

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Teacher Education and Professional Development ? Specific Levels and Methods - - - 31 -
Elementary Education and Teaching - - 33 31 -
Secondary Education and Teaching - - 1 31 -

Teacher Education and Professional Development Specific Subject Areas

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
English Teacher Education - - 0 - -
General Science Teacher Education - - 0 - -
Reading Teacher Education - - 0 0 -
Music Teacher Education - - 13 0 -

Teacher Education and Professional Development

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Teacher Education and Professional Development ? Specific Levels and Methods - - - 31 -
Elementary Education and Teaching - - 33 31 -
Secondary Education and Teaching - - 1 31 -

Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics - - 8 - -
French Language and Literature - - 5 - -
Spanish Language and Literature - - 4 - -

Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
German Language and Literature - - 4 - -
Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics - - 0 - -

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics - - 3 - -

English Language and Literature Letters

Rhetoric and Composition Writing Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Creative Writing - - 20 18 -

English Language and Literature

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
English Language and Literature - - 21 - -

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Biology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Biology Biological Sciences - - 46 - -

Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Mathematics - - 22 - -

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Philosophy

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Philosophy - - 7 - -

Religion Religious Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Religion Religious Studies - - 8 - -

Multi Interdisciplinary Studies

Multi Interdisciplinary Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Multi- Interdisciplinary Studies - - 22 - -

Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies - - 1 - -

Health and Physical Education Fitness

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Health and Physical Education Fitness - - 29 - -

Psychology

Psychology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Psychology - - 51 - -

Public Administration and Social Service Professions

Social Work

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Social Work - - 15 - -

Social Sciences

Economics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Economics - - 29 - -

Anthropology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Anthropology - - 26 - -

Sociology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Sociology - - 16 - -

Political Science and Government

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Political Science and Government - - 25 - -

Physical Sciences

Physics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Physics - - 14 - -

Geological and Earth Sciences Geosciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Geology Earth Science - - 10 - -

Chemistry

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Chemistry - - 19 - -

Visual and Performing Arts

Drama Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Drama and Dramatics Theatre Arts - - 8 - -

Fine and Studio Arts

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Art Art Studies - - 31 - -

Music

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Music - - 16 - -

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

Business Administration, Management and Operations

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Business Administration and Management - - 124 24 -

History

History

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
History - - 37 - -

Sports & Athletics

Yes No
Football
Basketball
Baseball
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