PLU is located in the quiet suburb of Tacoma, Washington. Tacoma is Washington state's third-largest city, with more than 200,000 residents. PLU is approximately a 45-minute drive from Washington state's largest city, Seattle and a 30 minute drive from the state capital, Olympia. The climate is relatively mild and snowfall in town is rare.
Nationally ranked and known for diverse academic programs and personal interaction with professors, PLU provides students with a globally focused, well-rounded education. Each year more than 100 international students from over 25 countries attend PLU to continue their study. At PLU, students will find an academic environment that will challenge you, faculty and staff that will support you and classmates who will encourage you to achieve success.