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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NWAC
Athletic Conference
Address
9401 Farwest Dr SW
Lakewood, WA 98498
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Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$6,338/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,276/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,284/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,912/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,762/ year
  • $110k+
    $12,143/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.47 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.47 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,722Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
36%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
4%
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Campus Life

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Based on 23 responses
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  • Diverse
    83%
  • Much like a high school.
    9%
  • Beneficial
    4%
  • "Possibilities Realized"
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
20%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
80%
National
83%

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Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom Reviews

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I love my school for so many reasons. I would say the top three things about Pierce that make it an amazing school to attend is first and foremost the teachers! Every professor I have had so far has genuinely cared about me as a student. Many of my professors have gone above and beyond to make sure I completely understand the curriculum so I can pass with flying colors. I would not be an A student without the help from my teachers, as well as my peers. The students at Pierce have all been super nice and easy to get along with. It's very easy to make friends at this school . Last but not least, the activities. Student life puts on events throughout the year. A lot of them are so much fun and there's always free food and drink. Can you say "baked potato bar" !? Yes please ! Overall, I am proud to be a student at Pierce College.
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Students didn't participate in class discussions, teachers were either crazy dedicated or were too laid back. A lot of teachers gave busy work or excessive work that didn't seem to benefit the student or the class. It was hard to make friends because people didn't talk outside of the class. The tutors were nice, but it was always crowded and asking for help was hard since they didn't have enough staff. It was a nice campus I just only really liked Professor Simpson he was the only one who seemed to care and be passionate about his classes and students without overwhelming us and he was very reasonable and thought of the students best interest. He even would stand for the students against colleagues that were being unfair, especially the Dean. The Advisor Adrianna was a doll! She was so approachable, kind, and always made sure I was informed. Otherwise, the staff was hard to talk to and some were even passive aggressive for no apparent reason.
I've only had good things happen at Pierce. When I was finding no place to go after a previous institution ended my program before graduation, Pierce accepted my credits and I was able to obtain my first degree! I am now pursuing a second this year. For improvements, I believe they need more hands in the Financial Aid department for faster processing.