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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
3.94% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
3,770 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
94.6% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
487 Graduates

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The median tuition at Pacific Lutheran University is $39,080, which is $6,870 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,219.

In 2016, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 59% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Pacific Lutheran University received 3,770 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 4.06% annual growth. Out of those 3,770 applicants, 2,896 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76.8% acceptance rate.

There were 3,070 students enrolled at Pacific Lutheran University in 2016, and 82% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Pacific Lutheran University has an overall enrollment yield of 23.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Pacific Lutheran University has a total enrollment of 3,070 students. The full-time enrollment at Pacific Lutheran University is 2,904 students and the part-time enrollment is 166. This means that 94.6% of students enrolled at Pacific Lutheran University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pacific Lutheran University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.2% White, 9.3% Asian, 8.44% Hispanic or Latino, 7.26% Two or More Races, 3.29% Black or African American, 1.01% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.75% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Pacific Lutheran University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (37.3%), followed by White Male (20.4%) and Asian Female (5.34%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (2.87%), followed by White Male (1.24%) and Black or African American Female (0.33%).

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In 2016, 246 more women than men graduated from Pacific Lutheran University. The majority of students graduating from Pacific Lutheran University are White. These 671 graduates mean that there were 9.7 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or more races, with 69 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Pacific Lutheran University is General Business Administration & Management with 113 graduates, followed by Registered Nursing with 80 graduates and General Biological Sciences with 53 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Pacific Lutheran University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Physical Sciences, with 61 graduates, followed by Language & Linguistics with 27 graduates and Cultural & Gender Studies with 11 graduates.


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Pacific Lutheran University has an endowment valued at nearly $85.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.67M (1.95%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Pacific Lutheran University had a total expenditure of $101M. Of that $101M, they spent $45.5M on salaries and $12.9M on benefits.

Pacific Lutheran University employs 81 Assistant professors, 80 Associate professors, and 48 Professors. Most academics at Pacific Lutheran University are Female Assistant professors (45), Female Associate professors (41), and Male Associate professors (39).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pacific Lutheran University are: Management, with 129 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 82 employees, and Service with 73 employees.



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