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About Pacific Lutheran University

Pacific Lutheran University educates 3,100 students for lives of thoughtful service, leadership, inquiry and care. We purposefully integrate the liberal arts, professional studies, and civic engagement through 90+ majors and minors. Students take part in student-faculty research, internships, lab work, field studies and numerous other hands-on learning experiences, and work closely with professors who are experts in their fields.

Located in Tacoma, WA, PLU is the closest university to Mt. Rainier National Park and a short drive from Seattle, with multiple opportunities for internships at world-class organizations, and many ways to enjoy the beautiful Pacific Northwest. As a national leader in global education, PLU was the first American university to have classes on all seven continents and over half of all students study abroad. Graduates are prepared for success—90% of recent graduates were either employed or accepted into graduate school within six months of graduating.

Total Student Population Approximately 3,100
Undergraduate Students 2,700

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Want guaranteed acceptance to Pacific Lutheran University?

Your admission to Pacific Lutheran University is guaranteed when you complete a Verto experience, with credits delivered by our Academic Provider, and meet the following requirements.

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on your abroad transcript.
  • Completion of 1 abroad semester.
  • Grades of C or better in all abroad courses.
  • Maintained good standing while on your Verto Education experience, which includes personal, behavioral, and educational integrity.

Learn About Verto’s Transfer Guarantee

As we began conversations with Verto about a partnership we quickly realized that the goals and vision that they apply to their transformative programs abroad so easily matched the values we have when teaching, education and challenging our own students when they on-campus or abroad themselves. The type of student who chooses Verto after high school is the type of student who will thrive at PLU!

Melody Ferguson, Associate Dean of Admission

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