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Pacific Lutheran University is a Private not-for-profit school located in Tacoma, WA. Pacific Lutheran University has a total enrollment of 3,170 with a graduation rate of 68% and a student/faculty ratio of 11:1.

If SAT (scholastic aptitude test) scores are required for admission to this school, both the SAT range and the national SAT averages will be displayed above. The SAT range is a reflection of the range of SAT scores that are generally (but not always) required to attend the school. The national SAT average distribution graph shows the average SAT scores for every school in the country. The Pacific Lutheran University SAT range (if available) is highlighted in blue to give students a general idea of what their SAT scores would need to be to attend Pacific Lutheran University.

School information

School typeDegree granting, primarily baccalaureate or above
Institutional categoryPrivate not-for-profit
Avg. price for students receiving grants$26,112
Avg. price for students living on campus$53,308
Avg. price for students living off campus$53,308


Total applicants3,623
Total admissions2,737
Admission rate76%
Application fee$0
Average staff salary$66,582

25th percentile score

SAT math500
SAT reading480
SAT writing470
ACT composite22

75th percentile score

SAT math610
SAT reading620
SAT writing600
ACT composite28

Both the SAT and ACT scores are used for college admissions and generally contain the same types of content. The SAT score is derived by combining two sections with a low of 400 to a maximum score of 1600. The two sections are 200 to 800 for SAT Math and 200 to 800 for SAT Reading. The ACT composite score is derived by combining English, Math, Reading and Science with a range from 1 to 36.

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