Tacoma, WA
Pacific Lutheran University


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Recent Reviews

Exiya
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Pacific Lutheran University has given me the opportunity to be myself wherever I go. There are many opportunities that are gi...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Pacific Lutheran University has given me the opportunity to be myself wherever I go. There are many opportunities that are given to succeed in school and life in general. I’m happy because I feel welcome and safe, and that’s something other school don’t have.

Noelani
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I absolutely love it! The campus isn't exactly the most aesthetically pleasing one out there, but that doesn't matter as much...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I absolutely love it! The campus isn't exactly the most aesthetically pleasing one out there, but that doesn't matter as much to me as I thought it would coming in to college. The community is what is especially impressive to me. Every single person I have met here is incredibly kind and social; Everyone here is friendly! And the classes are also very impressive. The class size is optimal because there are small numbers for the most part. And the classes are intellectually stimulating. I haven't taken a class yet that doesn't teach me valuable information or that I dislike for any reason. I would definitely recommend this school for anyone looking to apply soon.

Tyler
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Pacific Lutheran University is a highly accredited academic school. This is because the school is small and so are the class ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Pacific Lutheran University is a highly accredited academic school. This is because the school is small and so are the class sizes, which makes for a very nice learning environment. The accessibility of the professors is outstanding. The professors answer questions all the time, in class and out. All of the professors respond surprisingly fast to emails and are constantly sending us tools to further our learning. Outside of the academics, however, there is not much to enjoy. The facilities and gyms, as well as the dorms are dirty and outdated. The social life is almost non existent because there are not many things to do on or off campus, besides study. Parkland, the area around the school, does not provide students with fun activities to take part in. Even on campus at sporting events there is a lack of student attendance, which makes for a low-energy environment. In conclusion, I would say that if academics is all someone cares about and is looking for in a school, then Pacific Lutheran University would be perfect for them.

Betsy
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The community is friendly but many people do not enjoy living on campus due to the quiet atmosphere. There is a large emphas...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The community is friendly but many people do not enjoy living on campus due to the quiet atmosphere. There is a large emphasis on academic and professors are dedicated to helping students learn. It's a small community which can both beneficial and detrimental.

Carmen
What is your overall opinion of this school?

As a current senior searching for the perfect fit of a university I have been looking around at all my local options. As a fa...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

As a current senior searching for the perfect fit of a university I have been looking around at all my local options. As a family centered person I wanted to be able to be close to home but always be able to experience the "college life" at the same time. My counselors repeatedly always tell me that when I get that "special feeling" at a university it means it is the one. I definitely got that feeling every single time I have been on the campus and I sure hope to be a FUTURE LUTE!

Sadie
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It’s a beautiful campus filled with wonderful people- peers and professors. The classrooms are generally small so personally ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It’s a beautiful campus filled with wonderful people- peers and professors. The classrooms are generally small so personally I feel like the learning experience is a lot better than with large classrooms at other schools. Housing is wonderful, they will be sure to put you with someone you can get along with easily. But it’s a very costly school and many students are struggling to meet the financial requirements.

Delaney
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is an excellent school that is very flexible for each student. You really get to design your education, while experimentin...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is an excellent school that is very flexible for each student. You really get to design your education, while experimenting in other fields. The school intends to turn you into a Renaissance person, where you have great experience in STEM, art, athletics, social sciences, and community service. There is a club or organization for everyone, and they do a really good job at welcoming students. The students are the kind of people who hold doors for strangers with a smile. PLU is a great community that I would recommend nearly any student to attend.

Irene
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the environment at school. I love the fact that I can always count on my professors for help with anything I might nee...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the environment at school. I love the fact that I can always count on my professors for help with anything I might need. And if a student​ needs extra help, tutoring is also offered which helps. Students at PLU are also very helpful and kind. PLU offers many extracurricular activities and there is always room to build more.

Hannah
What is your overall opinion of this 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...

What is your overall opinion of this 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.

Emma
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The campus is wonderful and students, staff, and faculty are very welcoming. Students always smile at others and hold the doo...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The campus is wonderful and students, staff, and faculty are very welcoming. Students always smile at others and hold the doors open even if you are even 40 feet away! So surprising! The academics are fun yet rigorous especially in the International Honors Program (which I personally recommend). Professors are always helpful, kind, and easy to get a hold of or meet with. Everyone is very accommodating and helpful especially trying to help me plan my major, minor, and two study away semesters into my four years. Studying away is highly prioritized at PLU and extremely affordable for semester long programs. The only downsides are that it is not in a prime location of Tacoma and there is not much to do on the weekends. Though there are fun outdoor recreation trips every weekend and a couple different malls nearby.

Details

  • Enrollment
  • 2,781
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $39,450
  • Acceptance rate
  • 77%

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