Pacific Lutheran University

1010 122nd St So, Tacoma, WA 98447-0003

About Pacific Lutheran University

Pacific Lutheran University is classified as a college or university with a medium-sized master’s program. Colleges and universities with a medium-sized master’s program typically award between 100 and 199 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This mid-sized four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. 80% or more of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and at least half of undergrad students reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within the arts and sciences fields. No graduate degrees are awarded in fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees in arts and sciences and professional fields. The majority of graduate degrees are awarded within the education field. According to data for fall enrollment, this institution has a low transfer rate, and at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Fewer than 20% of entering students are undergrad transfer students. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate3,305
Student Age% Under 2585%
 % 25 and Over15%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time92%
 % Part-time8%
Race/Ethnicity% White68.2%
 % Black2.6%
 % Asian5.8%
 % Latino2.8%
 % Native American1.3%
 % Race Unknown14.1%
 % International student5%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingSuburb
Intitution typePrivate
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyPerforming Arts
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning Available
Calendar SystemFour-one-four plan

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted78%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled31%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationRequired
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT76%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT24%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800630 / 800
 SAT Writing490 / 800610 / 800
 SAT Math500 / 800620 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite22 / 3628 / 36
 ACT English22 / 3627
 ACT Writing / 12 / 12
 ACT Math22 / 3630 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$40
 Graduate Application Fee$40
 In-State Tuition & Fees$29,200
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$29,200
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid97%
 % Undergraduates with Loans65%
 % Undergraduates with Grants97%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$972
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,801
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,800
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,607
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,216
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$5,748

Neighborhood Data for the Tacoma Area

Median Age35.2
Median Household Income$49,232
Total Population199,449
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total49.0% 51.0%
 Age 0-951.1%48.9%
 Age 10-1751.0%49.0%
 Age 18-2452.0%48.0%
 Age 25-2949.5%50.5%
 Age 30-3951.4%48.6%
Race/Ethnicity% White67.6%
 % Black11.1%
 % Asian8.2%
 % Latino10.5%
 % Native American1.5%
 % Pacific Islander1.3%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.3%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,801
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,800
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$750
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50030.9%17.6%5.4%
 $500 to $74945.4%45.4%0.0%
 $750 to $99912.5%27.3%44.4%
 Over $100011.2%9.7%31.1%
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