B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    B+
  5. Student Experience
    B-
  6. Location
    B
Pierce College at Puyallup is ...
Public
Athletic Division
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Athletic Conference
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Address
1601 39th Ave SE
Puyallup, WA 98374

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available

Cost

Net Price
$6,461/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,001/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,274/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,145/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,085/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,085/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.44 responses
38%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.37 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.37 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,781Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
22%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
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After Pierce College at Puyallup

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
80%
National
83%

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Pierce College at Puyallup Reviews

325 reviews
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I would describe my experience at Pierce Community College as a realistical experience. You are treated as an adult and challenged to push your comfort zones. The quality of the courses are very self-efficient, meaning you can be doing individual work but still be able to ask your professors questions and concerns. The staff here are very encouraging and want to see students succeed, even if they struggle a little bit. I really find the class sizes to be very workable. There are probably about 25-30 students, enough where the professors can talk/help students out during class time.
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Overall, I have had a wonderful experience at Pierce College. Being in a private-school system throughout the rest of my life, it was hard to transition to a different place and education setting. But Pierce College was a huge stepping stone in the process and provided me with great education for a fair-amount of money. I would not only recommend others to attend Pierce College, but I would encourage most people to go to Community College because of the "community" atmosphere, size of classes, tuition expenses, and overall great professors who are well-invested in their students. I honestly could say with stature that if I did it all over again, I would do exactly what I did, but with a twist! I would try to go out-of-my-way to be nice and inviting to other people on campus, and I would try to understand my wants and needs as a student more.
Pierce College always has fun free/affordable activities going on. Through Pierce, there are lots of opportunities to getaway on a day trip with some friends, like going to iFly or taking a tour of a chocolate factory. As for the academics, teachers are fairly straight forward. Like with most schools, you will find some teachers that you don't mesh well with but overall, the teaching staff is great.