Pacific Lutheran University

#2654 / #750
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
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Private university in Parkland, a suburb of Tacoma, Washington, USA

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About Pacific Lutheran University

According to 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 woodland campus.

Pacific Lutheran University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate Median SAT Score Median ACT Score
3,306 86% 71% 1185 26

How Much Does Pacific Lutheran University Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
Price by Family Income
Income Average Net Cost
0 - 30K $17,344
30K - 48K $17,998
48K - 75K $20,369
75K - 110K $27,598
110K+ $28,021

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do Pacific Lutheran University Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Pacific Lutheran University, then you can expect to earn an average of $53,500 per year. You also have a 91% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Pacific Lutheran University's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads Graduates
3,118 2,782 336

Where is Pacific Lutheran University?

Pacific Lutheran University is located at 12180 Park Ave South, Tacoma WA 98447-0003

How Safe is Pacific Lutheran University?

Tacoma has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Pacific Lutheran University Known For?

Pacific Lutheran University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Pacific Lutheran University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

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 Literature, Earth Sciences, and History. Here are some of Pacific Lutheran University's most famous alumni:

Marissa Meyer
Marissa Meyer
An American writer of young-adult speculative fiction.
Rod Rosenbladt
An American theologian.
Scott Ransom
A Physician.
Karla Satchell
An American microbiologist.
Michael D. Maples
A United States general.
Sean Parnell
An Alaska governor.
Megan Jendrick
Megan Jendrick
An American swimmer.
Elyse Umemoto
Elyse Umemoto
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Jim Laidler
An American anesthesiologist and alternative medicine opponent.
Lois Capps
An American politician.
Lisa Cole
Lisa Cole
An American soccer coach.
Noah Ashenhurst
An American writer.

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