About ROTC

Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) is one of the best leadership courses in the country. ROTC is taken in conjunction with other college courses and will complement your education with instruction in leadership development, military science, strategy, and problem solving. You will be provided with numerous opportunities to develop these skills outside the classroom with practical, hands-on exercises and leadership training events. Upon completion of all the training and academic requirements of the program, you will be commissioned as an officer at the rank of Second Lieutenant in the United States Army, Army National Guard, or Army Reserve.

Why Pacific Lutheran University?

Pacific Lutheran University offers more than 3,100 students a unique blend of academically rigorous liberal arts and professional programs. The university consistently ranks among the top 20 in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Universities in the West. Here are a few other reasons on why you should consider Pacific Lutheran University:

  • 100% tuition & fees fully paid for by the Army ROTC Scholarship
  • $10,500 room and board fee paid for by PLU along with the Army ROTC Scholarship
  • Student to Faculty Ratio is 13:1

Cadet taking notes
Cadets helping each other up ropes course event

PLU Earns 2023-2024 Military Friendly School Designation

ROTC cadets attend “Lute Forge,” a field training exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022. Cadets were transported in a Chinook helicopter to their confidence training course. (PLU Photo / Sy Bean)