- 4 Year
- TACOMA, WA
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- Diversitygrade A minus
- Campusgrade B minus
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- Dormsgrade B+
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- Student Lifegrade B
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PLU is the small, private university where caring means more than kindness and consideration - it means a bold commitment to expanding well-being, opportunity, and justice. Our students aren’t afraid to do things differently to leave the world better than they found it.
We are a community of seekers, trailblazers, creators, and reformers who know that we can accomplish more together than apart. The PLU experience allows your ambition to blossom into purpose, your skills to sharpen into tools, and your caring to become a transformative force.
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- Business97 Graduates
- Nursing82 Graduates
- Kinesiology and Exercise Science52 Graduates
- Psychology49 Graduates
- Liberal Arts and Humanities44 Graduates
- Biology43 Graduates
- Chemistry30 Graduates
- Political Science and Government28 Graduates
- Sociology28 Graduates
- Information Science26 Graduates
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- Mix of Online and on Campus57%
- On Campus1%
- Open and friendly68%
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- Indifferent, or outspoken3%
- Home away from home7%
Pacific Lutheran University Reviews
Because it is a private college, the tuition is more expensive than a state university, so one thing that I'd like to see different in the future is more financial aid opportunity for students.
I cannot speak for every department, but PLU's STEM and Music faculty significantly contribute to why I continue to study at PLU for my undergrad degree. The music faculty are always willing to work with me so that I can resolve conflicts between my class and rehearsal schedules!
I also enjoy the vast number of opportunities PLU offers to its students. I have had the opportunity to work side-by-side in the field with my professors where we conducted research and collected data. I have also had the opportunity to study away to England, and I still feel the jolt of excitement when I think about that experience. PLU has allowed me to broaden my experiences and has helped me grow and flourish!