Pacific Lutheran University

Pacific Lutheran University

Pacific Lutheran University offers 3300 students a combination of academically rigorous liberal arts and professional programs. Students take part in student-faculty research, internships, lab work, and numerous other hands-on learning experiences, and work closely with professors who are experts in their fields and passionate teachers. Graduates are prepared for success – 90% of recent PLU graduates were either employed or accepted into graduate school within 6 months of graduating. PLU strives to live its mission of educating for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership, and care.

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Located in Tacoma, Washington, PLU is the closest university to Mt. Rainier National Park and a short drive from Seattle, with multiple opportunities for internships at world-class Puget Sound-area organizations, and many ways to enjoy the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

97% of PLU students qualify for financial aid, and the average financial aid offer is $34,227. Academic scholarships range from $15,000-$25,000 per year. PLU has been named one of “300 universities worth the investment” by Forbes and one of the top colleges in the country for awarding creative arts scholarships ($1,000-$10,000 per year) by LendEDU.

PLU is a national leader in global education – it was the first American university to have study away classes on all seven continents, and nearly 50% of students study abroad at some point in their PLU education.

Noted for its commitment to diversity, justice and sustainability, PLU engages a diversity of race, gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation, as well as diversity of world-view, religion, national origin, age, learning style and even political philosophy. PLU seeks sustainability as environmental stewardship but also as a commitment to ecological, social and economic justice.

PLU continues the tradition of Lutheran higher education through its commitment to the advancement of knowledge, thoughtful inquiry and questions, and the preparation of citizens in service to the world.

You’re invited to visit the PLU campus! Take a tour, meet with a counselor, and sit in on a class.

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