Location
Tacoma, WA
Undergrads
3,028
Tuition
$33,100
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 606 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Senior

Facilities: The gym and library are both places that have heavy traffic yet are very outdated and often crowded. The library during finals week is impossible to find a space in and there is only one library on campus and few other places to study at night.

3 College Senior

Athletics: Well, the women's swim team won conference and are amazing. But, the gym is very outdated and small. When football is in the gym there is practically no room for anyone else. A new gym is needed as well as a football stadium.

3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: The campus is fine, but the area directly around is not particularly nice or safe. There is also not much to do around campus, or places to hang out off campus. It is okay though because many students would not really have time to utilize such places anyway.

2 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are not many restaurants directly surrounding the school. There is minimal diversity in food and most of the restaurants are fairly low quality. Although this is nice in terms of price, some slightly better quality, exotic restaurants around campus would be appreciated.

4 College Senior

Academics: I find the biology professors to be knowledgeable and effective. However, the labs could use some improvement and some of the professors can be unreasonable in terms of workload and grading policies.

3 College Senior

Academics: Biology is definitely one of the harder majors at the school. With lots of education and music majors around, it can be frustrating to hear people singing as their studying for finals week.

4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Overall, campus strictness is a good balance of punishment and leniency. Students are generally respectful of the rules, however when they are not campus safety is usually fair about punishing them. Although it is not always liked, it is a necessary service.

3 College Senior

Diversity: Our school is predominantly white, however it is has Scandinavian roots, so this is not surprising. There are quite a few European exchange students from Denmark and Norway. However, overall there is not much ethnic diversity.

4 College Senior

Campus Dining: I enjoy the dining services on campus. There are lots of healthy options which is important for me as a student athlete. However, it would be nice if food services were open later in the evening to accommodate late night studying.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The class sizes are usually quite small, especially in upper division classes. Essentially all professors have doctorate degrees in the subjects they teach and are very knowledgeable in their fields.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I think that having a degree from a small, academically rigorous school will be helpful in obtaining jobs and internships. Additionally, it might help me stand out on graduate school applications.

4 College Senior

Scholarships: Since my school is a private school, tuition is quite expensive. However, nearly all students are receiving some form of financial aid. The amount of financial aid I was granted was a major determining factor in my decision to go to PLU instead of a large state school.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Most of the students at my school are kind and courteous. Everyone smiles and holds the door for each other even if they are far away. It is a small school so most people know each other or have at least seen each other around.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Everyone seems to be very Democratic and liberal, and you can be looked down on if you are not.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: I did not enjoy the student life on campus and this is part of the reason why I am not living on campus next year.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: I know PLU has good academic programs and great credibility.

1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The school does not allow people to live off campus till they are 20 which is ridiculous. They do not help with off campus housing.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I have had good professors that all grade fairly, and we have great study away options.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: In my major, nursing, it is really tough but i love it.

2 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: PLU is surrounded by a poor area of Tacoma called Parkland. I never feel safe to walk around off campus.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm glad to be in my program but it was tough to get into.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I have not had an internship, and I am doing nursing so I don't plan on having one.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: When I first applied I got two scholarships, then last minute right before I was going to school they took away one of my scholarships when my FASA was updated. I wish I still had that scholarship and I wish I was granted more financial aid.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: We only really have fast food restaurants around us and a few good restaurants.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: My school does not have a greek life, but I wish it did.

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