Tacoma, WA
Pacific Lutheran University


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Recent Reviews

Odette
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, PLU is a solid school. I have only had a few teachers I have had problems with, while the others are amazing. The a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, PLU is a solid school. I have only had a few teachers I have had problems with, while the others are amazing. The atmosphere is positive, albeit a little "dear God, tuition is high and I have so much homework." I feel academically and emotionally supported at school and have resources to reach out to if I feel overwhelmed in any part of my college life.

TessaJaine
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a very inclusive community with something for everyone. There isn't any push on religion even though it is a religion b...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a very inclusive community with something for everyone. There isn't any push on religion even though it is a religion based school, everyones opinions are respected and treated equally. The school even has great employment options on and off capmus so students can earn money easily while still being close to school.

Sandra
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am a Hispanic in a private college that is mostly white dominated. I felt a culture shock when I first arrived, so I took r...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am a Hispanic in a private college that is mostly white dominated. I felt a culture shock when I first arrived, so I took refuge in a zone that I knew best, the Hispanic Studies department. For me, this was a great place to start. They are the reason I was able to navigate the campus and the professors beyond this department. I would not be as academically successful if it were not for their constant assistance on my behalf. The professors at PLU are there for the students. I have kept myself in the social sciences department and every professor without fail have spent their own time working with me, encouraging me and just making sure that I am okay. PLU is holistic in how it views it's students. There are opportunities for engagement for everyone and anyone. What I liked the most about PLU is how engaged it is with the community. It views the community as a place to serve and not as a place that serves them. I grew up around the Parkland area where PLU is located, however, there is so much more I see when I come in with the mentality to help rather than to see what I can get out of it.

Zenaida
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Pacific Lutheran is one of the best universities around. A student can actually get to know their professor. They have a gre...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Pacific Lutheran is one of the best universities around. A student can actually get to know their professor. They have a great study abroad program and they make it as accessible as it can be to everyone. The student community is very engaging and involved.

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.

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

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