PLU BY THE NUMBERS

FIRST YEAR
TRANSFER
AFFORDABILITY
CAMPUS LIFE
RANKINGS
OUTCOMES

At A Glance

3,100
students

40+ majors and 50+ minors

38%

students of color


Hispanic/Latino…………………………12.0%
Asian………………………………………….10.3%
Two or more races…………………….10.3%
Black/African American………………3.8%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander…1.3%
Native American/Native Alaskan…0.5%

PLU students come from 38 states and 23 countries

religion


Lutheran……………………………………..11%
Catholic………………………………………11%
Other Protestant, etc…………………..31%
Other…………………………………………….3%
Unknown…………………………………….24%
None…………………………………………..20%

20

average class size

100%

of classes taught by faculty

12:1

student-faculty ratio

First Year Class

of students enter with a 3.0 or higher gpa

42%

first generation college students

44%

students of color

average SAT score: 1196

average ACT score: 26

PLU is a test optional school

3.70
Average weighted GPA

Transfer students

21%

of incoming class are transfer students

3.44

Average transfer gpa

32% first generation college students

33% students of color

18-50

Age range of transfer students

24

Avg. age

Financial Aid/Affordability

COST


Tuition and Fees ……………………….$46,850
Room and Meals……………………………$11,150
Total……………………………………………..$58,000

$37,075

The average financial aid offer in 2019-20 (from all sources, including scholarships, grants, work study and student loans)

97%

of students receive financial aid

Campus Life

85%

of first year students live on campus

100+

concerts and theatre performances every year

40+

Intramural Leagues

70+

Clubs and Organizations

19

NCAA Division III Varsity Athletic Sports

50%

of students study away

12+

music ensembles

8

Club Sports

1000+

students participate in organized recreational activities

More than 70% of students volunteer in the local community

Rankings

2020 BEST WESTERN COLLEGES

–PRINCETON REVIEW

TOP 20 NATIONALLY FOR HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS WHO STUDY ABROAD

#3 Best Small College in Washington

–Niche

TOP 10 Military Friendly School

–G.I. JOBS

TOP 13% in the Nation for return on investment

–Georgetown University study

#7 MOST INNOVATIVE COLLEGE IN THE WEST

–U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

TOP 10 BEST VALUE SCHOOLS IN THE WEST

–U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

WASHINGTON’S #1 BEST SMALL COLLEGE TO HELP GRADUATES FIND JOBS

–ZIPPIA

Outcomes

64%

OF THE CLASS OF 2019 COMPLETED AN INTERNSHIP, FIELD WORK OR RESEARCH

80%

MEDICAL SCHOOL ACCEPTANCE RATE

102

Fulbright Scholars since 1975

79%

Dental School Acceptance Rate

#5

Nationally for small colleges producing Peace Corps Volunteers

90%

of education graduates were employed within 4 months of graduating

For five straight years, more than 90 percent of PLU Nursing students have passed the NCLEX-RN exam on the first attempt