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PLU receives top accolades for quality, affordability and student experience

PLU receives top accolades for quality, affordability and student experience

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August 29, 2023
By Jeffrey Roberts
PLU Marketing & Communications

Pacific Lutheran University has been named one of the best colleges in America by and a “Hidden Gem” by College Raptor.

PLU once again made the list of’s Best Colleges in America, receiving four out of five stars. This list ranks more than 700 four-year colleges based on quality, affordability and student outcomes. analyzed dozens of data points, including graduation rates, cost of attendance, financial aid and alumni salaries and concluded that PLU offers an experience where students’ tuition and time are likely to be rewarded.

This summer, PLU was also named a 2024 “Hidden Gem” by College Raptor, a leading college planning platform. This selection recognizes PLU as one of the best colleges in the country, based on a combination of factors, including retention rates, graduation rates, student-to-faculty ratio, endowment per student, selectivity and other key metrics as reported via the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

“For students seeking the enriching experience of a smaller college with exceptional programs, institutions like PLU emerge as prime options, and we are honored to spotlight them with the recognition they genuinely deserve,” said William Staib, co-founder and CEO, College Raptor.

PLU has also been ranked one of the top universities in the West, top value schools and top schools for veterans and their families.