Pacific Lutheran University (PLU)

Tacoma, WA

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Pacific Lutheran University Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

Priority Application Due February 1

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 1,355 2,195 3,550
Accepted 956 1,657 2,613
Acceptance Rate 71% 75% 73%
Enrolled 231 402 633

PLU Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.

Average GPA
3.65 (weighted)

SAT Scores

(89% of Students Admitted to Pacific Lutheran University Submit SAT Scores)

  • Verbal 480 to 610
  • Math 490 to 610
  • Writing 470 to 590
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Writing
Category Verbal Math Writing
Top 75th Percentile 610 610 590
Bottom 25th Percentile 480 490 470

ACT Scores

(29% of Students Admitted to Pacific Lutheran University Submit ACT Scores)

  • Verbal 21 to 27
  • Math 22 to 26
  • Composite 21 to 27
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Composite
  Verbal Math Composite
Top 75th Percentile 27 26 27
Bottom 25th Percentile 21 22 21

Pacific Lutheran University Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($40)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent   Very Important
High School GPA   Very Important
High School Rank   Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
Recommendations   Important
Essay     Very Important
Extracurricular Activities     Important
Volunteer Work     Important
Standardized Test Score(s)   Important
Interview     Considered
Competencies     Not Considered
TOEFL   Very Important

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
Electives 3
English 4
Foreign Language 2 2
Math 2 3
Science 2
Social Studies 2
Lab 2
Other 1
Electives 1 1

Pacific Lutheran University Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 3,425 (94%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 200 (5%)

Pacific Lutheran University Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($40)   Very Important
GPA (minimum 2.50)   Very Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement   Very Important
Interview   Very Important
Standardized Test Scores   Important
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)
  Very Important

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