Pacific Lutheran University: Review & Facts

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Pacific Lutheran University is a medium four-year, private not-for-profit school with 3,170 students enrolled. This college was established in 1890 and is one of the 9 colleges and schools located in Tacoma, Washington.

Pacific Lutheran University is affiliated with Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
54
Fair
Several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, bachelor's degree, master's degree, postmaster certificate, and doctoral degree are available at Pacific Lutheran University.

Pacific Lutheran University follows a continuous curriculum calendar system and offers enrollment in 54 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, Business, Management, Nursing, and Psychology. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other schools.


Student Retention
83%
Good
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a good sign. Nevertheless, if you plan to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The student retention rate at Pacific Lutheran University is high at 83% (well above Washington average). Considering this statistic, apparently students enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
11 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Pacific Lutheran University is good: 71%.

Student to faculty ratio at Pacific Lutheran University is good -- 11:1. Learn more on faculty and instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$38,000
High
Average tuition price is extremely high - about $37,600 a year. The additional fees at Pacific Lutheran University beyond tuition are approximately $400; which comes to a total of $38,000 a year.

Read the details about Pacific Lutheran University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
76%
Doable
According to government data, 3,623 applications were submitted and 2,737 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to become a student at this school.

The school will consider accepting dual credits and advanced placement credits at entry.

Read the details about admissions as well applicants test score stats at Pacific Lutheran University in the Admissions and Tests report for this institution.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$4,900
Medium
Pacific Lutheran University offers study abroad programs and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a wonderful option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Pacific Lutheran University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D
Unsafe
Pacific Lutheran University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates roughly 1,600 students, which offers a decent on-campus housing option. The room price is relatively low - roughly $4,900 per year.

Army ROTC programs are available at Pacific Lutheran University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime data, Pacific Lutheran University appears to be a relatively dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Pacific Lutheran University Location and Maps



Post Address: Pacific Lutheran University, 1010 122nd St So, Tacoma, Washington 98447-0003, USA
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