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First-Year

Important Dates

December 15

Application Decision Priority Date – Apply by this date to receive an admission and academic scholarship decision within one month.

December 15

Nursing Conditional Admission Priority Date – Complete the PLU application and the Nursing Conditional Admission application to receive a decision about admission to the Nursing program by January 15.

January 4

Music & Theatre Early Scholarships Deadline – If interested in doing early auditions for a music and/or theatre scholarship, complete the scholarship application by the January 4 deadline.

Majors and Academic Programs

Now is the time to apply

It’s time for you to apply to PLU! Our application is always free (we accept the Common App, or apply using the PLU application), and you’ll have an admission decision and will know if you’ll get an academic scholarship within about a month.

Request Info

Want more info about PLU? Fill out a Request Info Form to tell us a little more about you and your interests, and we’ll send you more information about the major(s) that interest you, as well about admission, scholarships and financial aid.

PLU Mag

Partnering with Parkland

Mention Parkland, and Washingtonians tend to conjure up a slew of stereotypes and misconceptions. But to Antonio Sablan ’18 and other Pacific Lutheran University students who grew up in and around Pierce County, the area represents something much greater: home. Read this story and more in the current issue of PLU Mag.

Outcomes

of 2015 graduates were either employed or accepted into graduate school within 6 months of graduating.

PLU at a Glance

3,100 students

18

average class size

15:1

student-faculty ratio

32%

students of color

98%

students entering with a 3.0 GPA or higher

average student GPA: 3.71
average SAT score: 1160
average ACT score: 24

Students come from 40 states and
19 countries

One of the 50
Best College Towns in America

Academics

Campus Life

Life as a Lute is about more than just going to class. 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.

Pacific Northwest

We love our location—mountains, water, and lots of green. Seattle is a short drive away, and even closer is downtown Tacoma. And yeah, it rains, but not as much as you might think. Plus, that’s how everything stays so green!