PLU was founded in 1890 by a group of mostly Norwegian Lutherans from the Puget Sound region. Currently there are 3,300 undergraduate students and 200 graduates studying at PLU. PLU is a comprehensive university accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and committed to the integration of liberal arts studies and professional preparation. PLU follows a 4-1-4 calendar that consists of two 15-week semesters bridged by a four-week January Term. Summer consists of three four-week terms
For incoming first-years, the average GPA is 3.61, SAT is 1110 (Math and Critical Reading Only) and ACT is 25. PLU conducts a holistic review of every application for admission and academic merit scholarships.
The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.
Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety
The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security