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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A
Pierce Fort Steilacoom is a public college located in Lakewood, Washington in the Seattle Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,643 undergraduate students. The Pierce Fort Steilacoom acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Emergency Care Attendant (EMT). Graduating 27% of students, Pierce Fort Steilacoom alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,400.
9401 Farwest Dr SW
Lakewood, WA 98498
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Athletic Division
NWAC
Athletic Conference

Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom Rankings

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Pierce Fort Steilacoom Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$7,984/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,563/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
52%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.51 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.51 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
2
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    16%
  • On Campus
    39%
  • Online
    45%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,643Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,424
Undergrads Over 25
31%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
5%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.6 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
  • Diverse
    74%
  • Beneficial
    7%
  • Much like a high school.
    7%
  • "Possibilities Realized"
    7%
  • Home away from home
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
27%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
80%
National
83%

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Due to COVID-19 the ending of winter quarter was switched to online. I’d never taken an online course before, so it was a drastic change for me. Spring quarter was online as well, and it was much simpler than winter. I had a better understanding of my schools canvas, my professors started to develop a better understanding on how to teach their traditional in-person classes online. There were struggles at times with understanding the work, but my professors were good at responding to emails and helping in a timely manner. I also discovered resources and services that Pierce College provides for their students, as in tutoring, counseling, study groups etc. For not having a lot of time to prepare for online classes, professors, students, and administrators did an amazing job at converting over and keeping in contact with all the members of the school. Overall it was an astronomical learning experience for myself, my peers and my professors and now, I will always expect the unexpected!
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My experience with Pierce College was better than I expected. I attended Pierce for two years right before transferring to a different school. I originally planned on joining the Dental Hygiene program but ultimately decided to go into a different field, thankfully all of my credits were transferrable! Some things I loved about Pierce college were the student and staff diversity and the beautiful on-campus lake you can walk around to soak up some nature. The cheap cafeteria food wasn't bad when you're on a budget and they also offer a free food pantry for students in need of a meal. They also offer free scantrons and lots of opportunities for donating blood and joining very diverse clubs. The biggest positive of Pierce College is that they offer a program for adults to receive their diploma if they're a few credits shy of their diploma. It only cost $25.00. I wouldn't be as far into college career if it wasn't for Pierce College.
Amazing and diverse community college that is constantly expanding areas of study! The volume of curriculum allows a student to carry a number of classes each quarter, and assistance from staff and professors is amazing. The college works hard to promote the students to take multiple fields of study, and earn several degrees and certificates through the course of their education. The library is amazing with knowledgeable staff that can find or get anything to assist you in your academic research studies. The digital lab allows you to create without stress, and staff that has a full knowledge of available software and tools. Student life is very supported and highly diverse in international studies ranging from other languages to cultural activities. The stem staff is there to help with organizing and cleaning up your computer issues and assisting with math and sciences homework as well as a full range of tutoring services available to all students for free.