Pacific Lutheran University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Lutheran
NCAA Division III (with football)
Pacific Lutheran University Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
High School GPA
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.50 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.59 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.58 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management105 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science44 Graduates
Elementary Education35 Graduates
Political Science and Government32 Graduates
Anthropology and Archaeology27 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.61 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.82 responses
After Pacific Lutheran University
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.34 responses
Pacific Lutheran University Reviews
Review Pacific Lutheran University
When college site visiting, I found that this was my number one choice for my choice of where I want to go to college. When I went on tour at PLU, everyone was extremely kind, the academic rates were high and the food in the cafeteria was home styled, which is amazing! However, it is very expensive and their scholarship award system is not the best. For example, if you get a new scholarship, they tend to take a away or downgrade another one you have. Overall, PLU is a great college and made me feel like I was at home
At Pacific Lutheran University, everyone was nice. It truly felt like home. The campus is beautiful and not to mention, it's a private university so classes are smaller! Which means you get to interact with your professor one on one. Staff and many programs are dressed there to help students whenever they need it, whether it's financial or academic.
PLU offers something that is not in any college description: a feeling of inclusiveness, a community. The community at PLU is connected, positive and loving. The professors are passionate about the subject they are teaching, they help you discover your interests and talents. The students make you feel included, happy and experience a wide array of opportunities. I came to PLU wanting to play soccer and be a nurse. I found my passion for exercise, nutrition, and wellness, captain the Men's soccer team, ASPLU Vice President, and a community that loves and accepts me for who I am while pushing me to grow.