Location
Tacoma, WA
Undergrads
3,028
Tuition
$33,100
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 548 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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College Junior

Nightlife: I don't really have a nightlife. But I know there are parties on the weekend, there's a hookah club not even a block from the school, campus safety does provide transportation if it is needed. There isn't any bars or clubs close by.

3 College Junior

Weather: It's the west side of Washington State, the weather doesn't know what it is. It's cold but doesn't usually snow a lot. It's sunny but not very warm. It rains, it can either be a warm rain, a freezing rain or just rain. It can be windy.

3 College Junior

Transportation: Most people use the bus, which is two dollars but if you're done by a certain time you can get a ride back for free. Campus safety does runs but they would prefer if you didn't treat them like your personal taxi, it costs nothing to use them. Zip cars are available for $25 a day I think it was.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: No one visibly uses drugs or alcohol, tobacco is absolutely forbidden on campus, alcohol is allowed in only two dorms. There is a hookah lounge not even a block from the school though. Some people talk about drinking on the weekend but no one finds it a big deal.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The places within walking distances are a Pita pit, a pizza place, a teriyaki place and a Chinese restaurant; they're all pretty good, the pizza place allows you to use your dinning dollars and also offers discounts and specials. Everywhere else you have to drive to and it's mostly chain places or Asian places.

2 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The city that the school is technically part of is pretty big but the area the school is in is somewhat out there, there is not much around the campus but food places and even then you have to drive, can't really walk. Walgreen's is the closes and you can tell by the prices they charge, it's a twenty minute drive to get to Safeway or Fred Meyers. To get just about anywhere the fasts way is by taking the highway, after you go through part of town. Other then a few museums in downtown, the mall and froyo there isn't much to do around here.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: The school said what I was eligible for and I could accept what I wanted of what they offered or decline it. The give many merit scholarships and do not take away the scholarship if your GPA drops, they just change the name of it, they also give random small scholarships, I received one and I'm not even sure why, it was just from a donor and all I had to do after I got it was answer a few questions and take a picture so the school could give it to the donor. They are also always happy to help if there is a problem, I received work-study but also had to pull out a private loan so I couldn't get as much from the loan as I needed because of the amount they would possibly give me for the work-study so they school reduced the amount of my work-study (since there was no guarantee that I was going to get a job, and I haven't) so I could get more from the loan so I would be for sure able to pay tuition.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: There's one all girls dorm, the rest our co-ed. One has only single rooms and are for Junior standings and higher, another is an on-campus apartment complex also for junior standings or higher - although space is very limited for those who want to get in. The cost is pretty high, I live in Harstad and I have absolutely no control over my heater so it'll be hot outside and even hotter inside, there's silverfish, sometimes there's no toilet paper or paper towels, there's only one really nice kitchen and not enough lounges/ spaces to hang out. But I'm really close to all my classes and there's a great atmosphere and it's fairly quiet.

4 College Junior

Diversity: There is a good amount of international students, as well as students from many different religious, political and economic backgrounds, and many students identifying with the LGBTQ community.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Everyone has a lot of school spirit. Most people either play a sport for the school or for fun.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Since it is a dry campus they are pretty strict about alcohol in dorms other than the ones for those 21 and over; there is absolutely no tobacco use and unless it's after quite hours or someone is really complaining they are pretty lenient with noise levels.

College Junior

Greek Life: There is no Greek life at the school, although there is an all girls dorm.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are blue lights spread out across the campus in-case of an emergency. The library has laptop locks available to borrow. The health center is located just across from the library and they're pretty good about it if you do not have an appointment and they will do referrals if you need to go somewhere else. Campus safety does escort services and they encourage people to call if they have any kind of suspicion.

4 College Freshman

Computers: There are always computers and wifi available.

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2 College Freshman

Weather: On rainy days the campus floods and had big puddles everywhere

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College Freshman

Greek Life: No experience with greek life

3 College Freshman

Majors: I wish they had a musical theater program and also an Architecture program.

College Freshman

Majors: I have no experience with interships

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Great program for a private liberal arts college.

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College Freshman

Nightlife: I don't go to parties so I wouldn't know.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of off famous options they are just expensive or hard to get.

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3 College Freshman

Academics: The theater major at PLU isn't that great and especially if you are into Musical theater there isn't even a program which i why i am considering transferring to a college with a better program.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus is a very safe place but right outside of campus is where it gets dangerous. if you are going to go off campus go in a group.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Diversity: This school is defiantly more diverse than my high school but it still is a majority of straight Christian white people.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: PLU is right in the middle of this sketchy little town called parkland where some people are scared to walk off campus at night.

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