PLU is the small, private university where caring means more than kindness and consideration - it means a bold commitment to expanding well-being, opportunity, and justice. Our students aren’t afraid to do things differently to leave the world better than they found it. We are a community of seekers, trailblazers, creators, and reformers who know that we can accomplish more together than apart. The PLU experience allows your ambition to blossom into purpose, your skills to sharpen into tools, and your caring to become a transformative force.
|Ethnicity Breakdown||Asian||Black||Caucasian||Hispanic||Middle Eastern||Native American||Pacific Islander|
|Pacific Lutheran University Students||22%||17%||49%||24%||1%||4%||4%|
|All Bold.org College Students||11%||21%||37%||25%||2%||2%||1%|
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I love the community of PLU. I appreciate how everyone is very accepting no matter your race, sexuality, or identity; PLU prides itself on building and strengthening its community.
I don't like how some students and teachers hold institutionalized racist beliefs toward students of color. I believe that to achieve that welcoming status they need to be aware of how they approach certain students.
I think that Pacific Lutheran University does well to create a strong sense of community. It was not the first college on my list, but I feel like I fit in much more than I expected to. The small class sizes and welcoming faculty contributed greatly to this sense of community.
You should be aware that this is not a college you can just breeze through. You need to go in with a plan if you can so that you do not fall behind. Especially with certain programs.
It’s a really good school with caring professors and a very welcoming and friendly community. Most students received academic scholarships to help with the cost of tuition and the school is very active in accommodating everyone’s needs.
I think tuition is really high and the dorms aren’t the prettiest or nicest rooms by any means.
Never have I had such open, honest, and consistent communication with any of my advisors at any school I’ve ever gone to. My advisors at PLU check in with me weekly to see how I’m feeling, if I have questions or concerns, or if they can help my educational journey be any smoother in any way. I feel immensely supported at this college and am grateful that my life path led to me being here!
It’s a little costly, BUT the advisors are great at assisting with covering costs by providing several financial aid resources and loan opportunities.
PLU has a lot to offer. What work you put into your campus is what you will get out of it.
There hasn't been one thing that I haven't enjoyed about PLU.