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Pacific Lutheran University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1890
Affiliation: Lutheran
Academic calendar: 4-1-4
Undergraduate student body: 3,340
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $61,671,463
Admissions Address

12180 Park Street S
Tacoma, WA 98447

Website

http://www.plu.edu

Admissions E-mail

admission@plu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.6
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Jennifer Olsen Krengel
Admissions office telephone: (800) 274-6758
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Tuition deposit: $200 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: N/A
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics 2 3
Science N/A 2
Lab N/A 2
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies N/A 2
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A 3
Total academic units N/A 17

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: N/A
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 74%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 74%
Total applicants: 2,133
Total acceptances: 1,587
Total freshman enrollment: 670
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 802
Male acceptances: 570
Male freshman enrollment: 250
 
Female applicants: 1,331
Female acceptances: 1,017
Female freshman enrollment: 420
Out-of-state freshmen: 25%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 35%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 68%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 92%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 32%
Average high school GPA: 3.6
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 83%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 480 – 610
Math: 490 – 610
Combined: 970 – 1220

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 5.6% 5.3%
600-699 27.4% 24.3%
500-599 37.4% 43.2%
400-499 26.1% 23.1%
300-399 3.3% 4.2%
200-299 0.2% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 17%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 20 – 27
Math: 21 – 28
Composite: 21 – 28

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 9.0% 12.6% 8.1%
24-29 48.7% 41.4% 41.4%
18-23 37.8% 35.1% 44.1%
12-17 4.5% 10.8% 6.3%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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