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First-Year

Important Dates

November 15

Admission Decision Priority Date – Apply to PLU by November 15 (the application is free), and receive an admission decision and notification of your academic scholarship eligibility by December 15.

November 15

Nursing Conditional Admission Priority Date – First-year students interested in Nursing should complete the PLU application and Nursing Conditional Admission application by November 15.

Dec 1

December 1 Presidential Scholarships Application Deadline – First year students with a 3.8+ gpa (weighted), or 1310+ SAT or 28+ ACT should apply for our Presidential Scholarships.

Majors and Academic Programs

Now is the time to apply

It’s time for you to apply! 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

12:1

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!