As an Oregon native with much family in the greater Seattle area, I always knew I wanted to attend college in the Pacific Northwest. Preferably somewhere that wasn’t too close to home but not somewhere so far away that going home would be an inconvenience. During Spring Break of my junior year, I set out on my search for the school that was most suited to my needs. What I didn’t realize is that I would soon come to find that PLU is so much more than a school that simply “meets my needs”. Rather, it has become my second home.
I visited several school s in the Tacoma/Seattle area and was impressed by the beautiful facilities and surrounding area in almost all of them. However, PLU had distinctive features that set itself apart from the rest. In my opinion, what really distinguished PLU from the others was the big, open, grassy campus and the overwhelming sense of community I felt while on my visit.
Becoming a Lute was definitely one of the better decisions I’ve made in my life. PLU has proven to be everything I wanted and more! Since coming here, I’ve met some of the greatest people, found a major that I’m truly passionate about, and have learned SO much about myself and the world that surrounds me. I can’t imagine being anywhere else.