About Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom

Founded in 1967, Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom. is a college. Located in Washington, which is a city setting in Washington, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 6,068 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom Academic calendar runs on a Quarter basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 18:1. There are 67 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee25
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at are considered , with ,9% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
50%
“We know about current events and vote”
50%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
35%
“Sometimes, but not often”
50%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
15%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
10%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
90%
“I feel extremely safe”
14%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
50%
“We bought the gear”
36%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
15%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
70%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
15%
“We”re a very artistic group”
5%
“Haven”t met them”
10%
“Available in class”
55%
“They keep regular office hours”
30%
“They”re always available”
74%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
21%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
5%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
30%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
50%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
20%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
37%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
63%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
50%
“We know about current events and vote”
50%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
35%
“Sometimes, but not often”
50%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
15%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
10%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
90%
“I feel extremely safe”
14%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
50%
“We bought the gear”
36%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
15%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
70%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
15%
“We”re a very artistic group”
5%
“Haven”t met them”
10%
“Available in class”
55%
“They keep regular office hours”
30%
“They”re always available”
74%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
21%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
5%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
30%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
50%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
20%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
37%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
63%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    19 Students rated on-campus housing 3.1 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    13 Students rated off-campus housing 4.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    25 Students rated campus food 4.2 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    24 Students rated campus facilities 4.5 stars. 58 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    24 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 54 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    24 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    24 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    24 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom?

30 Students rated Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom

Curtis - 12/30/2022

I have been thoroughly unimpressed during my time at Pierce College. I graduated valedictorian of my small graduating class, and I have not learned anything at a more difficult level than I did in high school. The teachers just created content during covid and now won't go back to the classroom and give any actual lectures or actually teach anyone. They just use programs that take grades for them and so they don't have to do anything. I had one awful professor who was very old and was incredibly strange. He had ideas like I had never heard before, but he was very condescending to those who he did not like. I did have one teacher, Tony Granata who was phenomenal. He also goes to my church, but I had never spoke to him before seeing him in class. He was great and he was actually nice to the students and he was great to talk to. Brian Heaven was also pretty good, but I haven't had him for a while. The school offers too many online options because the teachers don't want to come back to teach in the classroom, which is unfortunate because I learn better in person.

Salina - 01/19/2022

I really enjoy Pierce College. There are a plethora of groups to assist students from all walks of life, and experiences. The support that comes from the staff is phenomenal and even after classes have ended I still have contact with previous professors as they like to check in. I have not had a single complaint about any of the work or students, or staff in my short time at Pierce

Darien - 12/11/2020

I found my experience at Pierce to one I am thankful for. I transferred there from a much bigger school, and one of the first things I noticed is how close and interactive everything is, you see art from the students all over, you find plenty of other students in the many spots to meet up, and all the professors are engaging and committed. One small detail that I love is the shape of many of the classrooms, instead the normal rows of seating, the desks are arranged in a horseshoe shape. This allows for everyone to be able to see easier, but more importantly it makes it so everyone is encouraged to engage with the class, not just passively listen, and that feels very symbolic of my time at pierce.

Christian - 05/25/2020

The school is very nice. There is always someone around to help you. Registration and classes are easily set up. You always have a way to get ahold of someone. They have never left any of my questions unanswered. All my professors have been helpful and are always available. Financial Aid helped me set up everything I needed so that I could sign up for my classes. The advisors were so helpful. They helped my create a plan for my degree that I am pursuing.

Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    The advice I would give myself would be to educate myself more about the possible options for obtaining a degree that could help me obtain a career. I would also mention that even though life is hard and scary, don't do everything to please other. Pleasing yourself is very important in living a healthy life. Also, taking medication for attention-deficit disorder is beneficial to your education but focusing on it's stigma is not going to be mentally and physically healthy in the long run. Essay writing is going to be hard but stressing out and over thinking will cause you to gain doubt and struggle to finish, resulting in college applications to be incomplete. finishing essays is more important than making every sentence perfect. All the mistakes made will cause regret and regret leads to low self-esteem, so remember to focus on the task at hand and not the past. You will be happier and healthier.

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  3. What kind of person should attend this school?

    They type of person that should attend Pierce College is someone that is looking for small class sizes, low tuition costs, and the community college feeling. Pierce trys to create the traditional college atmosphere with events, sports, and comradery, but it is hard to get the full college effect when you live off campus. It is mainly for people on a budget, that need to get their education to move on to the next step. I like Pierce because the class schedules are flexible, and all of my professors are very nice, and want me to do my best.

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  4. What's unique about your campus?

    The best part about my school is the class sizes. They are very small and give alot of one on one time for the students with the instructors.

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about my school is the parking lot. Sometimes it seems like it's not big enough and depending on what time of day you arrive determines how far out you have to park.

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  6. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Pierce College, its environment, professors and students give you the support you need to do well and achieve your goals.

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  7. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Pierce College is best known for it's Early Childhood Education program. This is because of the faciliy created for this program allows students to learn how to become the best teacher they can by getting actual teaching experience on campus with great teachers giving you the knowledge needed to become educated and to spark a desire to grow as a teacher.

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  8. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    What is unique about Pierce is that the class sizes are small, for a small amount of money. In a private school, where small class sizes are expected, the tuition rate is extremely out of reach for most people. I am able to get a degree, work part time, do all of my school work, and pay for school without getting a huge loan that will keep me in debt for the rest of my life. Some people say that community colleges aren't as prestigious, and the teachers are under qualified, but that isn't true about Pierce College.

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  9. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I think I pretty much knew what I needed to. I want to go to Pierce College in Puyallup Spring quarter.

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  10. Describe the students at your school.

    Some are friendly while others are not.

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  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frusterating thing about my school is the impression I perceive that the staff does not care about the well-being of the students. This is conveyed to me by the overall lack of information given to the students by faculty members. Several times I have solicited information from school officials only to be given inadequate information. I have even been lied to about financial aid, causing me to incur unnecessary debt. My experiences in the Marine Corps have reinforced my belief that this is unacceptable and very unprofessional.

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Student Body

Students

61%

female

39%

male

6,068

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

1%

Out-Of-State

99%

In-State

N/A

International

Organizations

N/A

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

N/A

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
6%
% Black or African-American
11%
% Hispanic/Latino
13%
% White or Caucasian
47%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

66% of students attending Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom receive some sort of financial aid. 46% were awarded federal grants. While 22% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$4,056

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$855

Books and Supplies

$9,583

Room and Board

14,494

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$5,276
$30 - $48K
$7,284
$48 - $75K
$9,912
$75 - $110K
$11,762
$110K & UP
$12,143

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