Describe the type of student who should not attend Pacific Lutheran University and explain why.



No student deserves to be told that they should not attend. Pacific Lutheran University is a learning institution for all who want to pursue higher education. No one should be discouraged from attending because of a learning disability that lead them to having a lower GPA than others. It is a school that wants you to succeed and will do whatever it takes to help you. If a student has persistence and hope and wants to attend, by all means they should.


Students shouldn't attend Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) if they want to go to a large university, don't particularly care about the environment, want to go to school in a city and/or don't enjoy outdoor sports. PLU tends to cater very much toward the Pacific Northwest crowd, though they welcome students from other states and countries as well. What this means is that it's a university that loves rain, forest and grass. It's focused on environmental preservation and encourages students to get out into the world. PLU isn't located in a major city, or even a major town. It's set near an army base and some of the most stable suburbs in the Puget Sound area, which can be a deal-breaker if a student doesn't want to be near those types of communities. On top of that, PLU isn't very big. It doesn't have the kind of resources that major research universities might, and the campus is pretty small in comparison to other schools. Students may or may not find these qualities appealing, but if they don't, they shouldn't go to PLU.

Anonymous, Student, Pacific Lutheran University, Class of 2019

Students that are interested in a greek life or a similar "culture" should not attend Pacific Lutheran University, because it doesn't exist here. Additionally, a student who is not ready to put effort into their work, participate in class, or work with others should not attend PLU because these traits are used every single day in the classroom.

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