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#1828 Overall Influence #659 Desirability Rank

Pacific Lutheran University

Private university in Parkland, a suburb of Tacoma, Washington, USA

From Wikipedia

Pacific Lutheran University is a private Lutheran university in Parkland, Washington. It was founded by Norwegian Lutheran immigrants in 1890. PLU is sponsored by the 580 congregations of Region I of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. PLU has approximately 3,100 students enrolled. As of 2017, the school employs approximately 220 full-time professors on the 156-acre woodland campus.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

3,306

Acceptance

86%

Graduation Rate

71%

Median SAT Score

1185

Median ACT Score

26

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$45,440

Fees (in-state)

$760

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0 - 30K$17,344
30K - 48K$17,998
48K - 75K$20,369
75K - 110K$27,598
110K+$28,021

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$53,500

Employed

91%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

3K

Under-Grads

3K

Graduates

0K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

12180 Park Ave South, Tacoma WA 98447-0003

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

65 per 100K

Violent Crime

10 per 100K

What is Pacific Lutheran University known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#985 World Rank
Literature
#1590 World Rank
Business
#2299 World Rank
Education
#955 World Rank
History
#914 World Rank
Religious Studies
#2399 World Rank
Medical
#1069 World Rank
Psychology
#2166 World Rank
Political Science
#2644 World Rank
Biology
#1787 World Rank
Chemistry
#898 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#2605 World Rank
Computer Science
#2088 World Rank
Mathematics
#1896 World Rank
Communications
#1916 World Rank
Philosophy
#2013 World Rank
Economics
#2437 World Rank
Physics
#2179 World Rank
Nursing
#1130 World Rank
Anthropology
#2302 World Rank
Sociology
#2094 World Rank
Social Work

Other areas of influence

#2610 World Rank
Law
#2659 World Rank
Criminal Justice
#3419 World Rank
Engineering

Influential People

Who are Pacific Lutheran University's Most influential alumni?

Pacific Lutheran University 's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Earth Sciences, Religious Studies, and History

Justin Manaʻo

Footballer

Brian Bannon

American librarian / digital technologist

Bryce Manso

Researcher

Logan N Rand

Researcher

Scott E. Foss

Researcher ORCID ID = 0000-0001-8884-167X

Sean Howell

Researcher

Leah Ingraham

Researcher

Kolter B Grigsby

Researcher

James W. Aageson

American biblical scholar

Dale E Otten

Researcher

Larry Haler

American politician

Emily J Tollefson

Researcher