Pacific Lutheran University: Review & Facts

Pacific Lutheran University
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Pacific Lutheran University is a medium four-year, private not-for-profit school with 3,465 students enrolled. This postsecondary institution was originated in 1890 and is one of the 9 colleges located in Tacoma, Washington.

Pacific Lutheran University is affiliated with Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
53
Pacific Lutheran University will give you the option to get a bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, or postmaster certificate.

Pacific Lutheran University implements a continuous curriculum calendar system and allows you to choose from 53 majors. The most popular concentrations are Business, Management, Education, Nursing, and Psychology. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other schools.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a good sign. However, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
82%
The rate of student retention at Pacific Lutheran University is high at 82% (well above Washington average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Pacific Lutheran University is average: 68%.

Student to faculty ratio at Pacific Lutheran University is pretty decent: 14:1. Read more information about faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$31,000
Average tuition cost is extremely high, about $31,000 annually.

Read the details about Pacific Lutheran University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
77%
The school will consider accepting your dual credits and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) at entry.

According to government data, 3,289 applications were submitted and 2,520 were accepted (77%); so it is easy to enroll at this school.

Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
The undergraduate application fee at Pacific Lutheran University is $40.00. The graduate application fee is $40.00.

To receive the most accurate and up-to-date information about applying to Pacific Lutheran University and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call this school's general information office at (253) 531-6900 or check Pacific Lutheran University Website.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$4,500
Pacific Lutheran University provides study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Pacific Lutheran University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D-
Pacific Lutheran University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates approximately 1,800 students, which provides a reasonable on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is relatively low -- approximately $4,500 per year.

Army ROTC programs are available at Pacific Lutheran University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, Pacific Lutheran University seems to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Pacific Lutheran University Location and Maps



Post Address: Pacific Lutheran University, 1010 122nd St So, Tacoma, Washington 98447-0003, USA
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