Pacific Lutheran University

United States

Private University, Estd. in 1890

Updated on - March 26th 2020 by Rachit Agrawal

Overview

Pacific Lutheran University Facts

A Lutheran University, Pacific Lutheran University, is located in Parkland, Washington. 580 congregations of Region I of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America sponsors this University.

  • PLU is the sixth-best value university in the west region according to U.S. News College and University ranking as of 2012. 97% of the students receive some kind of scholarships.
  • It is a nationally recognized University and also considered as one of the best Universities in the U.S. The university is ranked the 15th best master’s university in the country by Washington Monthly.
  • It is also ranked 11th on the list of the country’s “Best Colleges for Your Money” by College Factual, is one of “300 universities worth the investment” by Forbes, and one of just six West Coast universities included on U.S. News and World Report’s “Great Schools, Great Prices” list. This is because of its commitment to work-study opportunities, generously endowed scholarships and it’s user-friendly financial aid application process.
  • Besides the above, its nursing school is also recognized for its excellence. Its nursing school is ranked the 31st best nursing school in the country by College Resource Network, the 16th best school of nursing in the West according to Nursing Schools Almanac.
  • It's Business program also makes it one of the Best Business Schools in the west according to Princeton Review. It provides an excellent education to students for success in finance, management, marketing and accounting.

Popular Courses

1st year total fees:
Rs. 2,863,675.50
Exams Accepted:
GMAT,GRE,SAT
1st year total fees:
Rs. 2,863,675.50
Exams Accepted:
GMAT,GRE,SAT
1st year total fees:
Rs. 2,863,675.50
Exams Accepted:
GMAT,GRE,SAT
1st year total fees:
Rs. 2,863,675.50
Exams Accepted:
GMAT,GRE,SAT
1st year total fees:
Rs. 2,863,675.50
Exams Accepted:
GMAT,GRE,SAT

About Pacific Lutheran University

History

Founded on December 11, 1890, PLU was chartered by the State of Washington. The motive of starting the institution was to help immigrants and produce graduates who would serve the church and community. Classes started in 1894 with 30 students. The university's name was changed to Pacific Lutheran Academy and Business College in 1898. The University faced many ups and downs from 1900 to 1950 period. Later it was merged with the Columbia University located in Everett. Finally, the institution was reorganized as a university in 1960.

Overview

Presently, PLU has around 3100 students studying under various programs. PLU has the following schools and College:

  • College of Arts and Sciences (including of the Divisions of Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences)
  • School of Arts and Communication
  • School of Business
  • School of Education and Kinesiology
  • School of Nursing

It is a member of The New American Colleges and Universities. Its library, The Mortvedt Library has more than 260,000 volumes of books and 23,000 full-text journals. 

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