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What Makes Us Special

About Pacific Lutheran University

Founded in 1890 by Norwegian pioneers and an exemplar of the New American University in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, PLU seeks to educate its 3,300 students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership and care—for other people, for their communities and for the Earth. Its distinctive Lutheran higher-education tradition helps students from all faiths and backgrounds discern their life’s vocation through coursework, mentorship and internships at world-class Puget Sound-area businesses and institutions.

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Admissions  Help

Middle 50% SAT Range For Freshman Class

Mathematics500-610
Critical Reading480-620
Writing470-600

Average High School GPA of Freshman Class: 3.68

Freshman Class Geographical Profile  Help

Enrollment  Help

Gender: All Undergraduates  Help

Women 62%
Men 38%

Diversity: All Undergraduates  Help

Freshmen Returning For Sophomore Year: 83%  Help

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Price of Attendance in 2015-16  Help

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Aid by Type  Help

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Tuition and Fees History  Help

About Our Faculty  Help

Faculty Information

Student Faculty Ratio 12:1
Full-time Faculty with highest degree 91%

Undergraduate Class Size

Number of Students 2-19 20-39 40-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 292 223 34 0 549

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