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Office of Admission

Important Dates

November 1

Spring Provost Transfer Scholarship Deadline – Transfer students applying for a spring 2020 start and who have a 3.5 or higher GPA are encouraged to apply for our competitive top academic Provost Transfer Scholarship.

November 11

Fall Preview Day – We invite you to campus to experience what makes a PLU education unique.  Enjoy academic information sessions, campus tours, and admission, scholarship and financial aid information.

November 15

Admission Decision Priority Date – Apply to PLU and receive an admission decision and notification of your academic scholarship eligibility by December 15.

Majors and Academic Programs

PLU Commencement on Saturday, May 28, 2016. (Photo: John Froschauer/PLU)
Students working on their student-faculty research projects in various Rieke labs at pluPLU, Tuesday, June 28, 2016. (Photo: John Froschauer/PLU)
Kelly Nagan '08 in her kindergarden class at Idlewild Elementary School in Lakewood on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. (Photo/John Froschauer)
Study away in Oaxaca Mexico on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. (Photo: John Froschauer/PLU)
Kinesiology lab at PLU on Monday, June 23, 2014. (Photo/John Froschauer)
PLU choir and orchestra performing
Gary Mahon showing ways of using tablet and phone apps for nursing to students at PLU on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (Photo/John Froschauer)

Apply

It’s FREE to apply to PLU. When you apply, you’ll automatically be considered for any academic scholarship for which you may be eligible.

Visit Campus

Tour campus, meet individually with an admission counselor and eat lunch in the dining commons. This is the best way to decide if a college is a good fit for you!

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

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!