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Colleges / Pacific Lutheran University

Pacific Lutheran University

Tacoma, WA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate89%

About Pacific Lutheran University

Pacific Lutheran University is a private, religious university in the suburb of Tacoma, Washington. Pacific Lutheran University was founded in 1890. The university enrolls around 2,633 students per year, including 2,301 undergraduates.

Pacific Lutheran University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Pacific Lutheran University. The acceptance rate at Pacific Lutheran University is 89%. In 2022, 2,962 out of 3,332 total applicants were accepted.

Pacific Lutheran University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 89%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.7
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 4%

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Pacific Lutheran University is located in the town of Tacoma, Washington, in the suburbs of Seattle.

If you would like to see Pacific Lutheran University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 5 to Tacoma, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Seattle-Tacoma International.

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College Info

12180 Park Ave S Tacoma, WA 98447

Campus Setting: Suburban

Pacific Lutheran University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Pacific Lutheran University is Aug 1.

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Pacific Lutheran University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1300 - 1385


Math SAT Range

613 - 705


Reading SAT Range

640 - 718

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1385 and Above


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1300 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Pacific Lutheran University students is 1325. Applicants with SAT scores of 1385 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Pacific Lutheran University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1300 to 1385 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1300 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Pacific Lutheran University.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Pacific Lutheran University is like? There are approximately 2,633 students enrolled at Pacific Lutheran University, including 2,301 undergraduate students and 332 graduate students. 92% percent of students attend school full-time, 78% percent are from WA and 22% percent of students are from other states.


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