Pacific Lutheran University

Men's MCLA Contact: Kevin Rose
4 / 10
2,836 Undergrads / 3,207 Students
8 / 10
$25,362 Net Price
1 / 10
86% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    MCLA Div. 2

  • College Type

    4-year, Private non-profit

  • Campus Type

    Suburb: Large

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
12 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
59% / 69%
Calendar System
Four-one-four plan
Religious Affiliation
Evangelical Lutheran Church
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

Team Road Trips

Every season the team has at least one road trip to California to play teams like University of the Pacific, University of California-San Diego, and University of California-Irvine. Most of their road trips are in the Northwestern Pacific region against a variety of teams from different states like Gonzaga University, University of Portland, College of Idaho, and Portland State University.

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Where Grads Live
  • Greater Seattle Area
  • Portland Oregon Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Spokane Washington Area
  • Norway
  • Greater Denver Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Oslo Area Norway
  • Phoenix Arizona Area
  • Eugene Oregon Area
  • Bellingham Washington Area
  • Boise Idaho Area
Where Grads Work
  • Boeing
  • Microsoft
  • MultiCare Health System
  • US Army
  • University of Washington
  • Starbucks
  • Russell Investments
  • Bethel School District
  • Amazon
  • Franciscan Health System
  • Intel Corporation
  • State of Washington
  • Puyallup School District
  • T-Mobile
  • Thrivent Financial
What Grads Do
  • Education
  • Operations
  • Healthcare Services
  • Sales
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Community and Social Services
  • Media and Communication
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Arts and Design
  • Administrative
  • Marketing
  • Program and Project Management
  • Support
  • Consulting
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Niche Grades
Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
490 - 610
530 - 640
1050 - 1290
23 - 31
22 - 27
24 - 29

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 470 - 590 for SAT

SAT Math
SAT Reading

This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 3,679 1,367 2,296
% Admitted 86% 83% 88%
% Admits That Enroll 19% 19% 19%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.68
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  • Denied
  • Applied
  • Waitlisted
  • Admission Considerations
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    High School GPA
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    TOEFL (English proficiency)
    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Business (15%)
    Business Administration and Management, General (15%)
    Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (10%)
    Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (10%)
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General (9%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (9%)
    Social Sciences (7%)
    Physical Sciences (7%)
    Kinesiology and Exercise Science (6%)
    Parks, Recreation & Fitness Stu. (6%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (6%)
    Psychology (6%)
    Psychology, General (6%)
    Education (4%)
    Speech Communication and Rhetoric (4%)
    Communication & Journalism (4%)
    Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General (4%)
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for all students (private non-profit and for profit institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$43,674
    Books & Supplies$900
    Cost of Living$10,876
    Personal Expenses$2,808
    Sticker Price$58,258

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    100% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship99%$30,044
    Federal Grants35%$5,214
    Pell Grants35%$4,511
    Other Federal34%$712
    State & Local Grants27%$9,218
    Institutional Grants99%$25,716
    Student Loans58%$7,513
    Federal Loans57%$5,240
    Other Loans10%$13,601

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $99.8 Million $31,123

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $25,847.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $21,500 $275

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 2.7%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 1,420 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $49,400

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 5.51 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 59% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 2 1
    Fondling 1 1
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery - -
    Aggravated Assault - -
    Burglary 10 7
    Motor Vehicle Theft 6 4
    Arson - -

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    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. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs
    Undergrad InstructionArts & sciences plus professions, some graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionPostbaccalaureate: Business-dominant, with Arts & Sciences
    Enrollment ProfileVery high undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, small, highly residential

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