This is just naturally a welcoming and friendly campus. The students are incredibly genuine, helpful, welcoming, and passionate about social issues. The professors are incredibly supportive and go out of their way to help mentor their students. It's a wonderful community, and in addition to that, it's an especially globally-focused community: our study away options are phenominal and the resources are definitely in your favor to go study away (over 40% do it, and in 2006 we were the first college to have students studying away simultaneously on all 7 continents), and in the meantime we have some great international programming activities!
The library, while it has some great resources, REALLY needs to have better and more naturally lighting (the flourescent lighting is awful!!!), and have more electrical outlets for laptops. I've heard that they are planning this rennovation, however...
Yes, I have felt that I have been inspired to really think about what I am most passionate about and remain engaged in it in my studies, extracurriculars/jobs/internships, and after graduation opportunities.
Biggest influence when choosing this school Reputation
The financial aid process went smoothly and I received the financial aid I needed.
Professors are generally Engaging
The night life is Epic
Every student at this school needs Tupperware containers to steal food in ;)
Most students spend their Saturday nights It depends on the residence hall you're in, what homework you and your friends have, and what's going on on campus. It's true that some go out and party, but generally what people do is have a lot of fun on campus. There may be an interesting activity in the Cave, there may be something happening in your res hall, or maybe you and some friends just want to stay in and watch a movie together or cook.
Went to Kentwood Senior High School, Covington, WA
Currently a Senior
Favorite class is Contemporary Chinese Politics; Language, Identity, and Culture in Scandinavia; Sami Life and Society, Chinese Language
Favorite professor is Sidney Rittenberg, Adam Cathcart, Claudia Berguson, Troy Storfjell
Favorite activity is PLUtonic concerts!
Another awesome thing is The Diversity Center
Study Hard? Pray? Donate Money? Take the essay question seriously and really make it meaningful ("What will you do with your one wild and precious life?"). Not only will it be more impressive to the counselors, but it will also help you delve into the dialogue of how to make the most of your time here.
I wish I knew I just wish I knew about all of the opportunities available here...there are seriously a lot