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Pacific Lutheran University

Washington, United States
Estd. 1890
Rank: #502
private University
53 Courses Available

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.

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How to apply?

To apply follow the steps below:

  • Fill out the free online application available on their website.
  • Submit an essay and a LOR
  • Send official transcripts translated to English from all schools you’ve attended
  • Submit a TOEFL (79) or IELTS (6.5) or PTE (56) score* if your first language is other than English

Documents Required

For Graduate admissions, the documents depend on the stream you are choosing. However, the general list of documents required for both graduate and undergraduate studies are:

  • An essay and a LOR
  • Official transcripts translated to English from all schools you’ve attended
  • English Proficiency Exam's scorecards.
  • A financial guarantee (bank statement),
  • A copy of passport biographical information page
  • And $200 enrollment deposit will be required prior to issuing a visa application support document
Requirements & Eligibility
Business and Management
Computer Science and IT
Fine Arts
Social Science
Important Deadlines
Area of StudyPGUG
Business and Management30.june30.June
Computer Science and IT-30.June
Engineering08/Jan, 12/Jan-
Fine Arts08/Jan, 12/Jan30.June
Social Science-08/Jan
Life at Pacific Lutheran University

Student Life

Pacific Lutheran University gives an experience for students which lasts for a lifetime. The college experience is about getting involved. No other time in our lives are we saturated with so many diverse ideas, perspectives, lifestyles, and goals. It has a large number of clubs and organizations. Approximately half of the enrolled students reside on the campus. The University has a news and jazz format national public radio called KPLU-FM (88.5 MHz). The Mast is PLU's student-run newspaper. It has its own Sports team for playing various sports and many music bands and orchestra. PLU students are active and involved–in the residence halls; on athletic fields, courts and in the stands; on the stage and in the audience for performing arts; and in scores of campus clubs.

International Students

5 per cent of the students studying here are international students representing 26 countries. They can also be a part of any club according to their interests. To help the international students, the University also has an International Student Services (ISS) which is committed to providing programs and services to support the academic and personal development of international students.


  • Students, less than 20 years of age are required to live on campus.
  •  There are ten residence halls at PLU, with six located on upper campus and four located on lower campus.
  • Approximately, half of the students enrolled in the University reside on the campus.
  • There is also arrangement for International students to stay on the campus if they are unable to travel home during the winter or summer breaks.

Key Attractions

  • Hike, climb or ski on the Washinton's tallest mountain - Mount Rainer which is closest to the campus.
  • The campus is also really close to Puget Sound where you can dive or sail on a boat.
  • Feel the nature while being in the Snoqualmie Pass which is Northeast of PLU.
  • Get your outdoor adventure at Point Defiance Park where you can go biking or running on Five Mile Drive, hike the park’s many trails, walk along Owen Beach and enjoy many other things as well.
Living Costs
Accomodation823 usd/month
Food400 usd/month
Entertainment300 usd/month
Utility161 usd/month
Travel64 usd/month
Miscellaneous200 usd/month
Coke/Soda1 usd/month
McDonalds7 usd/month
Contact Details
ADDRESS12180 Park Ave S, Tacoma, WA 98447, USA
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