About Pierce College-Puyallup

Founded in , Pierce College-Puyallup. is a college. Located in Washington, which is a city setting in Washington, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 4,094 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Pierce College-Puyallup Academic calendar runs on a Quarter basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are 47 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Pierce College-Puyallup 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 ,14% 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-Puyallup.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
49%
“We know about current events and vote”
49%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
3%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
6%
“We save it for the classroom”
37%
“Sometimes, but not often”
37%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
20%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
23%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
77%
“I feel extremely safe”
41%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
24%
“We bought the gear”
35%
“We live for the big game”
3%
“It”s not really our thing”
20%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
49%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
29%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
3%
“Available in class”
60%
“They keep regular office hours”
37%
“They”re always available”
74%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
17%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
6%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
3%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
31%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
46%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
23%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
9%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
80%
“There might be people who do”
11%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
49%
“We know about current events and vote”
49%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
3%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
6%
“We save it for the classroom”
37%
“Sometimes, but not often”
37%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
20%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
23%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
77%
“I feel extremely safe”
41%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
24%
“We bought the gear”
35%
“We live for the big game”
3%
“It”s not really our thing”
20%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
49%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
29%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
3%
“Available in class”
60%
“They keep regular office hours”
37%
“They”re always available”
74%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
17%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
6%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
3%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
31%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
46%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
23%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
9%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
80%
“There might be people who do”
11%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
49%
“We know about current events and vote”
49%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
3%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
6%
“We save it for the classroom”
37%
“Sometimes, but not often”
37%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
20%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
23%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
77%
“I feel extremely safe”
41%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
24%
“We bought the gear”
35%
“We live for the big game”
3%
“It”s not really our thing”
20%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
49%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
29%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
3%
“Available in class”
60%
“They keep regular office hours”
37%
“They”re always available”
74%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
17%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
6%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
3%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
31%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
46%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
23%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
9%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
80%
“There might be people who do”
11%
“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?

    30 Students rated on-campus housing 1.8 stars. 7 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    23 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    42 Students rated campus food 3.8 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    42 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    42 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    42 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    42 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    42 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

Pierce College-Puyallup REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Pierce College-Puyallup?

39 Students rated Pierce College-Puyallup

Jessica - 04/25/2024

Overall, I really like Pierce College. Some professors are really great to the extent that it's surprising they're only teaching at a community college with how dedicated and kind they are. Class sizes are small, and everyone I have met are really nice. There are lots of resources for students, and I really like the college community they have built. There is a math center, writing center, and general tutoring center. I do wish that there were more food options and that the existing ones were cheaper. Right now, there is just a grill and a coffee shop, and it is nice that they have specials throughout the month, but I haven't found any that caught my eye yet. The school itself is really pretty during Spring and just a little off from the main road, but it is just a short drive away from a mall and other shops. I am not sure about the housing associated with the college, but it makes sense that they probably wouldn't have any since it's a community college. If I were to recommend a community college to anyone, Pierce College would definitely be my number one choice.

Brenda - 02/05/2021

The environment is open and welcoming. No matter who you are there will be people like you who you can count on to help you navigate. Staff is there to help with whatever inquiry you may have and always have multiple options to share with you. The buildings are kept clean and neat, there are snack and drink machines all around, and you can find peace in quiet in any building.

Nicole - 10/24/2019

The campus is beautiful and open. The classes are usually pretty small and engaging. Most of the students there are great and all of the professors there are helpful and respectful. The best french fries from the student center building are made by the older guy who works in the cafe.

Kim - 08/07/2019

I think it was a great stepping stone to a University. The professors there are extremely caring and friendly. They understand the difficulties of being a college student. I love the facilities and free services they have. For example, I really took an advantage of my $10 credit each quarter for printing. One page was only 5 cents to print!

Pierce College-Puyallup FAQS

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

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Pierce College-Puyallup 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?

    If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, there are a number of things I?d let myself know. First, I?d tell myself to save my money, I did a lot of frivolous spending throughout high school, when I could have been saving for college. Now that I?m looking into the cost for the prestigious colleges that have my intended major it seems impossible to come up with the money for tuition. As I have been employed since the beginning of my sophomore year, I enjoyed making my own money and having it to spend on whatever I wanted. If I had saved my money I would have had a better chance of attending a college I really wanted to. So, if the opportunity arose, I would tell myself to save for a brighter future.

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

    The people here, though the people are different at each school.

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  4. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about Pierce College is that they offer the Running Start Program. This program allows high school juniors and seniors to attend community college classes to earn duo credits that count towards graduation as well as their general education classes for a 2-year degree. While only having to cover a small fee for the classes and materials needed (books, pencils, paper, etc.) students are able to save a great amount of money while still getting the education they need.

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

    The facilities for the math/science/engineering courses. All of the computer programs and equipment are dated, but all the english majors have a nice new building to be in. As an engineering student this is a little frustrating.

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  6. What kind of person should attend this school?

    I am a Running Start student, and this community college provided what I beleive is a good transition between High School and College. It wasn't as academically challenging as I had expected, which had its perks, but I would've appreciated being pushed more. The enviroment wasn't as welcoming as I would've liked, and I don't think I would've found many friends at the college if I hadn't known people attending there beforehand. I think Pierce College is a good place for Running Start students, but for all others, other colleges would be better.

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  7. Describe the students at your school.

    competitive

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  8. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Pierce College is best known for being the "go to" community college in the city of Puyallup. Whenever an adult talks about going to class, it is assumed they go to Pierce College.

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  9. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    The great thing about Pierce College is that is is open for anyone. If you have a good work ethic and are motivated, you will succeed greatly. It's a great stepping stone for students who aren't ready to go straight into a 4-year., and helps to save money as well. Overall, anyone could attend this college.

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  10. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I often brag to my friends about continuing my education at Pierce College. I am pretty proud of myself, I am a 22 year-old Mother, who has had a break in schooling, pursuing my educational goal of becoming a Registered Nurse, and I am determined to finish. I often tell my friends about the neat facts I learn in Anatomy and Physiology, I find those kinds of classes fascinating. I am looking forward to taking Microbiology in the near future. Then I can brag to my friends about that; whether they want to hear about it or not!

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

    This school is amazing!

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  12. What are the academics like at your school?

    WEll structured with a lot of online content

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  13. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Anchor Club, Drama, Student LEadership

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Great .A nice school with many people to help.Nice professors who are always there to help

    Read all  1 answers
  15. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Unsure

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Student Body

Students

60%

female

40%

male

4,094

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

N/A

Out-Of-State

100%

In-State

N/A

International

Organizations

N/A

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

No

On-Campus Housing

N/A

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
5%
% Black or African-American
4%
% Hispanic/Latino
10%
% White or Caucasian
57%

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.

55% of students attending Pierce College-Puyallup receive some sort of financial aid. 31% were awarded federal grants. While 17% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$4,104

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$855

Books and Supplies

$9,583

Room and Board

14,542

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$7,682
$30 - $48K
$8,313
$48 - $75K
$12,071
$75 - $110K
$14,436
$110K & UP
$14,726

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