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Founded in 1890, Pacific Lutheran University. is a Private college. Located in Washington, which is a city setting in Washington, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 2,781 full time undergraduate students, and 289 full time graduate students.
The Pacific Lutheran University Academic calendar runs on a Four-one-four plan basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 11:1. There are 229 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Pacific Lutheran University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at PLU are considered Less Selective, with ,43% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 18 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
86% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 67% were in the top quarter, and 37% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Pacific Lutheran University.
108 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.
86 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
113 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.
117 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.
117 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 68 % gave the school a 5.0.
116 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.
117 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.
117 Students rated academics 3.9 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.
45 Students rated Pacific Lutheran University
Overall, I enjoyed my experience. I loved the small class sizes and the ability to have access faculty easily. But I do wish I would've gotten more out my education in terms of practical experience. The pandemic created difficulty for many especially in terms of gaining practical experience, however I believe there could've been better efforts made to improve this.
I really love the school. The faculty are very nice and are generally involved/care about the progress of students. The facilities could use a little work in staying clean, but overall remain nice. The food started out very nice, but as the year continued it went downhill quick, and the number of gluten-free options decreased.
I really like PLU. The teachers are accessible, the class sizes are small, and there are plenty of campus activities going on all the time. From what I've seen and experienced as a visitor, it's easy to get to know people. PLU's very Northwest in terms of of its attitude towards conservation and campus style, so if you're into all of that, it's an awesome school.
Overall, I love PLU. I think the thing I love the most would be the small campus. I appreciate being able to make connections and keep in contact with friends on campus, and I really enjoy the ability to get to know the professors and develop a relationship with them. They are always so helpful and available. While PLU might not be the most up-to-date, the academics and atmosphere make up for it.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Pacific Lutheran University is 76%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
College is a wonderful experience. It is challenging academically, but do not be ashamed if you need help because there are countless resources and people that are more than willing to help. Also, if you know you need help, admit it and seek help instead of waiting for the last minute. Study hard, but remember to have fun because there are so many amazing people that you could meet.
The worst thing about this school is that it is so expensive. It costs $14,000 a semester, and it is very difficult to find the money for it. It is a very prestigous school with a great education, but the expense is so high that I worry that I won't be able to find a way to pay for it.
A university that is acedemically challenging, accepts diversity, and genuinely wants its students to succeed.
My classmates, the ones I spend time with, are dedicated, easy going, friendly, approachable, fun and hard working.
Someone who doesn't like a small campus.
The small class sizes, amazing arts facilities and programs, the positive atmosphere, and our nationally and globally acclaimed study away programs and international focus.
Career wise, PLU is very well known for nursing. Also, I think that the school is very well known for not having a typical college campus. When you look at the apperance of the school it does not look like your typical college campus, but instead it does have a very cozy and homey atmosphere to it.
The faculty in general is very good and they teach many excellent classes.
Start looking into study away programs right away so you can get the most out of your four years of college.
Someone who is drivin, friendly, open and loves to learn
PLU has less people and the classes are smaller than classes at other schools. Also, insead ofbeing a number, you are your own person, which is different than schools with high class numbers.
The cost, it's insanely expensive.
There is a large Norwegian foundation, causing many groups of exchange students from Norway.
I enjoy the small classes, but I have not found my niche among the very elitist student body.
The academics are rigorous.
The stereotype is mostly a prep-school with elitist students. I have found it to be fairly accurate.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
98% of students
attending Pacific Lutheran University receive some sort of financial aid.
27% were awarded federal grants.
While 52% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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