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Pacific Lutheran University

Challenge. Support. Success. This is the PLU experience. At PLU you will be challenged to achieve at the peak of your ability, given support to meet that challenge, and find success in both college and your chosen career. Based in the suburban Parkland neighborhood of Tacoma, Washington, on a 156-acre woodland campus, PLU offers approximately 3,000 students a blend of academically rigorous liberal arts and professional programs. The university offers three pathways to academic distinction: global education and service to the world; robust student-faculty collaborative research and creative projects; and helping students discern meaning and purpose in their lives.

Military Friendly Rating

We rate how Military Friendly an organization is within 6 different categories. Learn more about our methodology.

The rating below reflect the extent to which each organization exceeds the benchmark standards for Military Friendly.

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

73.73

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

73.73

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

94.87

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

18.69

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

38.92

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

80.71

Why you should attend?

Pacific Lutheran University is a military supportive campus located one mile from Joint Base Lewis McChord, between VA medical centers in Lakewood and Seattle. Our Yellow Ribbon program covers tuition and fees for students who are 100% eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Our Director of Military Outreach, VA Certifying Officials, and Vet Corp representative ensure student success through the Center for Military Support. Partnerships with local military supportive community members ensure resources off campus as well. Our ROTC program won the prestigious MacArthur Award 5 times in 10 years - among the highest rates in the nation.

Top Degrees

Biology
Business Administration & Management, General
Computer Science
Elementary Education
Exercise Science
Marketing Research
Nursing Practice / Registered Nurse
Psychology
Social Work
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A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

Tuition & Institution Information

Undergraduate
In State Out of State
Tuition $45,440 $45,440
Fees $760 $760
Room $5,170 $5,170
Board $5,980 $5,980
Books $930 $930
Other Expenses $2,880 $2,880
Totals $61,160 $61,160
Graduate
In State Out of State
Tuition $29,841 $29,841
Fees $550 $550
Room $5,170 $5,170
Board $5,980 $5,980
Books $930 $930
Other Expenses $2,880 $2,880
Totals $45,351 $45,351