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 Pacific Lutheran University

Pacific Lutheran University - Tacoma, WA

1010 122nd St So, Tacoma, Washington 98447-0003

General information:(253)531-6900
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:3,461(3,195 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:14 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army)
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
Religious Affiliation
39
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $28,100 $29,200 $30,950 -6%
Out-of-state $28,100 $29,200 $30,950 -6%
Books and supplies $972 $972 $972 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $8,600 $8,801 $9,250 -5%
Other $2,607 $2,607 $2,352 11%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,600 $8,800 $9,250 -5%
Other $3,216 $3,216 $3,216 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $5,748 $5,748 $5,808 -1%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $40,279 $41,580 $43,524 -5%
Off Campus $40,888 $42,188 $44,388 -5%
Off Campus with Family $34,820 $35,920 $37,730 -5%
Out-of-state
On Campus $40,279 $41,580 $43,524 -5%
Off Campus $40,888 $42,188 $44,388 -5%
Off Campus with Family $34,820 $35,920 $37,730 -5%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $30,950
In-state fees $0
Out-of-state tuition $30,950
Out-of-state fees $0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $23,280
In-state fee $0
Out-of-state tuition $23,280
Out-of-state fees $0
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 676 98% --
Grant or scholarship aid 674 98% $12,608,966 $18,708
Federal grants 209 30% $1,278,743 $6,118
Pell grants 179 26% $701,082 $3,917
Other federal grants 209 30% $577,661 $2,764
State/local government grant or scholarships 126 18% $746,220 $5,922
Institutional grants or scholarships 670 98% $10,584,003 $15,797
Student loan aid 480 70% $3,256,987 $6,785
Federal student loans 479 70% $2,802,340 $5,850
Other student loans 41 6% $454,647 $11,089
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 3,031 93% $51,550,495 $17,008
Pell grants 897 27% $3,657,322 $4,077
Federal student loans 2,069 63% $15,176,418 $7,335

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 3,461
Undergraduate enrollment 3,195
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 207
Graduate enrollment 266
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$40

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$40

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 3,289 1,334 1,955
Percent admitted 77% 73% 79%
Percent admitted who enrolled 73% 22% 22%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 634 87%
ACT 263 36%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 490 620
SAT Math 480 600
SAT Writing 480 600
ACT Composite 21 27
ACT English 21 28
ACT Math 21 27
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 75 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division III (with football)MenWomen
All Track Combined 3426
Baseball 31-
Basketball 1611
Football 116-
Golf 108
Rowing 2323
Soccer 3324
Softball -20
Swimming 2022
Tennis 1413
Volleyball -18

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities09/01/1936 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education

Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels

01/31/2006 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

10/03/2003 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

10/03/2003 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1978 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1958 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program

10/01/1993 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

05/01/1966 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession110
Drug law violations10 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 100
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 344
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 100
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 92617
Motor vehicle theft 124
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 324
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 4159
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate2.9%
Number in default26
Number in repayment887

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00378500

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Post-master's certificate Postbaccalaureate certificate
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
Chinese Studies0---
Scandinavian Studies2---
Women's Studies2---
Category total15---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General1---
Category total47---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting and Finance---0
Business Administration and Management, General12424--
Category total12424-0
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric0---
Category total63---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General2---
Category total11---
Education Colleges
Curriculum and Instruction-0--
Education, General11---
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other--0-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-8--
Elementary Education and Teaching0---
English/Language Arts Teacher Education0---
Music Teacher Education13---
Reading Teacher Education-0--
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education0---
Secondary Education and Teaching1---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth-31-17
Category total5839017
Engineering Colleges
Computer Engineering, General0---
Engineering Science0---
Category total3---
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing118--
English Language and Literature, General0---
Category total4218--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1---
French Language and Literature0---
German Language and Literature2---
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General5---
Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics3---
Spanish Language and Literature3---
Category total38---
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical Nurse Leader-10--
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-13--
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-17--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse68---
Category total6840--
History Colleges
History, General1---
Category total38---
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General1---
Category total23---
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other12---
Category total34---
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Studies0---
Category total0---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General29---
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies1---
Category total30---
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy1---
Religion/Religious Studies6---
Category total22---
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General3---
Geology/Earth Science, General0---
Physics, General1---
Category total47---
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General3---
Category total54---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work1---
Category total16---
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology0---
Economics, General1---
Political Science and Government, General12---
Sociology1---
Category total110---
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General0---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General0---
Music, General1---
Category total56---
Grand total66121017