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Pacific Lutheran University

Pacific Lutheran University

Pacific Lutheran University


Address: 12180 Park Avenue S., Tacoma, WA 98447, USA

Website: https://www.plu.edu/

School Details

Key Facts:

  • PLU was founded by a group of Norwegian immigrants, the university is committed to support students from every possible background – all religions, all races, all socioeconomic groups, all sexual orientations – from all over the world.
  • Being a private university, PLU is very generous with their scholarships and most international students being accepted at PLU will get a good scholarship from the school every year.
  • PLU is located in Tacoma which is the third biggest city in Washington State; it takes only 45 minutes to drive to Seattle and only 30 minutes to drive to Olympia, the capital of Washington State. Being in the Northwest, many assume it snows a lot in Tacoma but it’s actually not too bad; Tacoma averages 4 inches of snow per year but the US average is 26 inches of snow per year!
  • The stunningly beautiful campus, smaller class sizes and close-knit environment here is the perfect fit for anyone who seeks for supports and a home away from home.
  • “Study Away” program allows students to go to another country outside of the US for a year, a semester or a short-term program to gain more knowledge and experiences from a different culture and settings.

Rankings & Accreditations:

  • #23 Regional Universities, West (US News & World Report, 2019);
  • #8 Best Value School in the West (US News & World Report, 2019);
  • #11 Best Colleges for Your Money (College Factual);
  • #15 Best Master’s University in the US (Washington Monthly);
  • #31 Best Nursing School in the US (College Resource Network);
  • #150 Best Graduate Nursing Programs (US News & World Report);
  • Best 295 Business Schools (Princeton Review);
  • Best Western Colleges (Princeton Review)

Entry Requirements:

  • Undergraduate: GPA 7,5 & TOEFL iBT 80 or IELTS 6.5
  • Graduate: GPA 7,5 & GMAT/GRE & English will be major specific 
  • ESL: Yes

Fees Per Annum (US$):

  • Tuition & Fees: Roughly $40,000
  • Living Expenses: Roughly $11,000 - $12,000
  • Others (Health Insurance): Roughly $1,000
  • Total Cost (on I-20): Roughly $52,000 - $53,000

Scholarships & Financial Aid:

Availability: Yes, $10,000 to $20,000 per year

Social Media:


Pacific Lutheran University is one of the most luxurious schools in Washington. Only 45 minutes away from Seattle, PLU has close connections with Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft, Starbucks,… If you want to finish your graduate program quickly, this will be your perfect option as Masters’ degree here can be completed in just a year!



  • Business
  • Sciences
  • Arts & Design
  • Education
  • Nursing

Link to the academics webpage: https://www.plu.edu/admission/majors/


  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing

Link to the academics webpage: https://www.plu.edu/admission-graduate/programs/

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