- 4 Year
- TACOMA, WA
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- Valuegrade A
- Diversitygrade A minus
- Campusgrade B
- Athleticsgrade B
- Party Scenegrade B minus
- Professorsgrade B+
- Locationgrade C
- Dormsgrade B+
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- Student Lifegrade B+
- Safetygrade B
Pacific Lutheran University educates 3,100 students for lives of thoughtful service, leadership, inquiry and care. We purposefully integrate the liberal arts, professional studies, and civic engagement through 40+ majors and 50+ minors. Students take part in student-faculty research, internships, lab work, field studies and numerous other hands-on learning experiences, and work closely with professors who are experts in their fields.
Located in Tacoma, WA, PLU is the closest university to Mt. Rainier National Park and a short drive from Seattle, with multiple opportunities for internships at world-class organizations, and many ways to enjoy the beautiful Pacific Northwest. As a national leader in global education, PLU was the first American university to have classes on all seven continents and over half of all students study abroad. Graduates are prepared for success – 90% of recent graduates were either employed or accepted into graduate school within six months of graduating.
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Most Popular Majors
- Business102 Graduates
- Nursing70 Graduates
- Biology64 Graduates
- Kinesiology and Exercise Science47 Graduates
- Psychology45 Graduates
- Liberal Arts and Humanities35 Graduates
- Communications29 Graduates
- Chemistry25 Graduates
- Information Science24 Graduates
- Music History and Literature22 Graduates
- Open and friendly68%
- Patagonia and birkenstocks5%
- Indifferent, or outspoken3%
- Home away from home7%
Pacific Lutheran University Reviews
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!