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Important Dates

March 1

First Year Admission Decision Priority Date – Apply by this final priority date to receive a decision and notification of academic scholarship eligibility by April 1.

March 1

Transfer Admission Decision Priority Date – Apply to transfer to PLU by March 1, and receive a decision and notification of academic scholarship eligibility in two weeks.

March 2

Lute Life Day – Tour campus, sit in on a PLU class, eat lunch and learn more about admission and financial aid. You choose your check-in time and we’ll take care of the rest!

March 2

Natural Science Visit Day – Select this visit date to sit in on a science class and learn more from science professors and students about what it’s like to study the sciences at PLU.

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)
Briahna Murray '07, VP of Government Affairs, Gordon Thomas Honeywell, in the capitol rotunda, is one of the Lutes in the legislature in Olympia, Washington on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. (Photo: John Froschauer/PLU)


Now is the time to 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!


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

By The Numbers


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!

What we stand for, who we are

Student & Faculty Research: Building Better Batteries

Study Away Semester in Oaxaca, Mexico

Meet Jenny Kimura, Graphic Design Major