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Pacific Lutheran University, WA

Pacific Lutheran University offers a solid liberal arts education for students who looking for a meaningful learning experience. Originally founded by a Lutheran religious group, the school is still affiliated with the Lutheran Evangelical church in America. Each year, about 3,500 students come to the school's university housing to earn a degree in an attractive setting that is located just outside the city of Tacoma and beside Puget Sound. Newcomers to the school have access to all the perks of the downtown attractions of Tacoma and the natural wonders of the Northeast.

While the school maintains its Lutheran identity, it is welcoming to new students from all different backgrounds. Administrators place a high value on the holistic development of students, which includes the mind, body and spirit, regardless of the religious tradition from which students are coming. Classes are typically small and are always taught by professors rather than assistants. This means that every student receives special attention to ensure that they have the tools to perform at the best of their ability.

Pacific Lutheran takes a slightly different approach to university housing. The school doesn't even call its housing "dorms," as this connotes simply a place to study and sleep. Instead, the residence halls seek to encourage a sense of community. Furthermore, there are many opportunities for students who are interested in off campus housing, with downtown Tacoma located just 10 miles away from the campus. There many student apartments between the two locations, many of which are near natural attractions like the Chambers Creek Properties park.

Students looking for an off campus apartment near the Pacific Lutheran University can check out ApartmentGuide.com. Here, they can browse rental listings and find out more about Parkland, Washington.