Admissions Information

Application fee is $55 for applying graduate school. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Graduate Application Fees$55
Admission Informationwww.plu.edu/admission/
Online Applicationwww.plu.edu/admission/first-year/
Calendar SystemFour-one-four plan
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree Offered1 Year Certificate, 2 Year Certificate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 86.03% and the yield is 18.86%. 1,367 men and 2,296 women applied to PLU and 1,139 men and 2,013 women students were accepted. Among them, 213 men and 381 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2019). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants3,6791,3672,296
Admitted3,1651,1392,013
Enrolled597213381
Acceptance Rate 86.03%83.32%87.67%
Yield 18.86%18.70%18.93%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2019-2020, 359 students (60% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 121 students (20%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 650 and the 25th percentile is 550. The SAT Math score is 640 (75th) and 530 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 29 (75th percentile) and 24 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing550650
SAT Math530640
ACT Composite2429
ACT Math2227
ACT English2331
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Pacific Lutheran University are very competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,075, ACT: 62 - Private (not-for-profit) Master's College and University (medium programs)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, and High School Record (or Transcript) to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Pacific Lutheran University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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PLU Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankConsidered but not Required
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLNeither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended


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