Pacific Lutheran University


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Pacific Lutheran University


  • 88% have a job after 6 months
  • N/A have a job after 1 year
  • N/A have a job after 2 years


$23,450 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline


Application fee


Educational Resources


  • Member of library consortia.
  • 340,842 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 3,370 current serial subscriptions.
  • 235,931 microforms.
  • 12,210 Audio/Visual items.
  • 0 e-books.

Museums & Art

Mary Baker Russell Music Center; Wekell Art Gallery; Keck Observatory; Rieke Science Center; Scandinavian Cultural Center



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 200 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 115 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 130 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 20 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 200 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 500 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, health service, health insurance


minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, psychological, religious


co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 50% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 7% of housing units are Singles.
  • 79% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 1% of housing units are Triples.
  • 13% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 0% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 10 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 20% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 75% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Sanka Lucia, Songfest, Hawaii Club Luau, Jazz Under the Stars, Dogpatch Olympics, Provost Lecture Series, Christmas Festival Concert Series, Homecoming, Family Weekend, Science Division Academic Festival, Ordal Beach Party, Dance Ensemble, PLU Idol, PLU Relay for Life, Wild Hope Project, Lecture Series, On the Road, Wellness Challenge, Do You See Orange? , Hunger & Homelessness Week, Meant to Live, Wang Symposium, Winter & Spring Formals, Student of Color Retreat, Caribbean Carnival Show, EXPLORE!, First Year Retreats, 21 Things To Do Under 21, H. U. M. P. in the Cave, Miss Lute, Sound Off, Lute Loop Fun Run
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 62 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Kappa Delta; Alpha Psi Omega; Arete Society; Beta Alpha Psi; Beta Gamma Sigma; Mu Phi Epsilon; Phi Alpha; Pi Kappa Delta; Psi Chi; Omicron Delta Epsilon; Sigma Theta Tau; Sigma Xi
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Alijah Jewish Club, Campus Crusade for Christ, Catholic Student Ministries, Church of Christ Student Ministries, Champions Youth Culture, Common Ground, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, The Gathering, Habitat for Humanity, Ignite!, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Jam 62, Latter-Day Saints Student Association, Second Wave, Young Life
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Asian Pacific Islanders Club, Hawaii Club, Southeast Asian Club
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) A Night of Musical Theatre, American Marketing Association, Amnesty International, Anthropology Club, Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Biology Club, Cadet Council/Lute Troop, CHAOS Math Club, Chemistry Club, Chinese Studies Club, Circle K, College Republicans, Delta Iota Chi, Feminist Student Union, GREAN, Guitar Club, Harmony, Hip Hop 101, History Club, International Business Club, Knitting Club, Legal Studies Club, The Mark, MEAT Club, Montana Club, PLU Anime, PLUce, PLU Democrats, PLU Opera Club, PLU Students for a Socialist Alternative, Philosophy Club, Psi Chi Chapter & National Honor Society, Psychology Club, Public Relations Club, Sexual Assault Peer Educator Team, Shotokan Karate Club, Ski Club, Society for Human Resources Management, Society for Information Management, Society for Professional Journalists, Spanish Language Club, Student Alumni Association, Students for Peace, Student Investment Fund, Student Social Work Organization, Swing Dance Club, Vegetarian Alliance, Washington Achievers Club, Young Entrepreneurs
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Mast (weekly)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Seatac, WA (30)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Tacoma, WA (10)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Tacoma, WA (10)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 66% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 40% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 3,000
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.
  • There are 0 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 0% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 0 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 0% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited

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