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Degree: Music Teacher Education
Graduation Year: 2014

The music program is very rigorous. They cater towards students that come from really good music programs. If you came from a weaker music program you have to work extra hard.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2010

PLU is a great school. It's small size makes the education personal, and it's location means there is plenty to do in the Seattle metropolitan area. I loved my time at PLU and felt like each professor cared about me and the education I was receiving.

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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2015

PLU is an academically rigorous liberal arts university. I was someone who utilized study abroad programs like most PLU alum and it was one of the best experiences of my academic career. It is a small but pretty campus with a great community feel.

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3 out of 5
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Degree: Communication, General
Graduation Year: 2014

Not the best school for my degree. If I'd known going in that's what I wanted to do - I might've picked a different school. It's clear the school doesn't value Comms students.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2010

PLU is a small liberal arts college that make intentional choices in order to create an atmosphere that is great for learning both academically and about ones self. Vocation is focused on throughout the four years. I loved my time at PLU. Go Lutes!!

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Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 1996

It was an amazing teaching program. I highly recommend this program for anyone looking to go into the teaching field. The campus is beautiful and easy to get to. The professors were knowledgeable with their material and especially knowledgeable with special education

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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2013

It is a great school for an intimate setting and thorough learning process. Most of the professors are very open to meeting with students outside of class - take advantage of this! There are also many on and off-campus events to participate in. Take this time to make the most of your college experience and meet new people.

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Degree: Music
Graduation Year: 2010

I was fortunate enough to know early on what I wanted to do for a living. I wanted to be a music teacher. I visited PLU, went to a concert, attended a few classes and met some music professors. I enjoyed the beautiful campus (not too big and not too small) and especially enjoyed seeing the music building and its gorgeous concert hall. PLU has a very strong, renowned music program, and I am so happy I got to go there and work with the fantastic professors in that department. There are other strong programs at PLU such as nursing, science, business and others, but one exciting aspect of PLU, no matter your major, is the traveling opportunities. I have traveled to Oregon, Montana, Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa, Alaska, Canada, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Germany and France, all thanks to PLU. With the separate January term at PLU, there are multiple opportunities to study abroad even if you don't have time to leave for an entire semester. They have month-long trips on all 7 continents most years (yep, you could go see the penguins on Antarctica!) and if you are a music student, you have even more opportunities to travel through music tours, even if you aren't a music major! I have been fortunate enough to land a music teaching job less than a year and a half out of college. I was able to find a substitute position easily my first year out, and even in today's world of dwindling arts programs, my degree and recommendations from my professors helped me find a great job I enjoy. I love PLU so much, that I still participate in the alumni/community choir on campus and will be traveling with them to Italy next summer! Even if you aren't a music student, or don't have the means to travel to far off places, PLU is a warm, fun place to learn. I highly recommend visiting.

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