Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, WA) – Best Values in Colleges
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Overall Ranking: 365
Private Colleges Ranking: 126

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Freshmen who submitted SAT 76%
Freshmen who submitted ACT 7%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+8%
600-69938%
600+45%

SAT Math Score

700+6%
600-69931%
600+37%

ACT Score

30-3617%
24-2937%
24+54%

Students applied3,740
Students admitted2,984
Admission rate80%

Students per faculty12

4-year graduation rate58%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$43,264
Fees$—
Room and board$10,876
Estimated book expense$900
Total cost$55,450

Cost after need-based aid$43,911
Cost after non-need-based aid$42,328

Average debt at graduation$26,541

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$49,400

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met86%
Average need-based aid$11,539
Average non-need-based aid$13,122

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment2,769

Full-Time

Men973
Women1,739

Part-Time

Men30
Women27

Freshmen retained83%


# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.
† - Percentage of all undergraduates without need who received non-need-based aid.
‡ - Number of students who received non-need-based aid is less than 0.5%.
§ - For non-Mormons; $14,096 for Mormons.
* - All admitted students received a four-year tuition scholarship of $39,400 for the 2018-19 academic year.
& - Includes fees, room and board and estimated book expense.
NA - Not available.
NR – Not ranked.

SOURCES - Peterson's Databases (© 2019 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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