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.