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Student Testimonials

Yannik Ilgert



Business Administration, 2014-2016

PLU has been a drastic influence on my life. I have enjoyed the liberal attitude of my professors, their dedication to academic excellence and a great social environment. PLU is truly committed to create an environment enriched with diversity, successfully. Being an international student I always felt welcome, never neglected. It has been a life shaping experience where PLU assisted my inner and outer development to the person I have managed to become.

Si Ying Han



Master’s in Marriage & Family Therapy, 2013-2015

I chose PLU because of the Marriage and Family Therapy graduate program, which is accredited by AAMFT and offers an onsite training opportunity as well as an offsite internship. This is attractive as I earned 500 clinical hours and 100 supervision hours that will go towards my MFT license before graduating.

Tran Pham



Master’s in Business Administration, 2014-2016

I looked into graduate schools within the Seattle/Tacoma [area] and realized that the tuition cost for PLU is quite better than some other private institution. In spring of 2014, I decided to join the PLU MBA program. I like the fact that PLU is a small private, yet diverse campus, one thing I did not get to experience while working on my Bachelor’s at a Midwest public institution.
One thing I enjoyed about this program is that students are required to join a 10 day international experience trip to different countries. This requirement brought me to Costa Rica, a country that I wouldn’t have thought to visit. The trip created a strong bond between students as well as PLU’s professor and staff. This has been one of my greatest experiences at PLU.

Jialing Wang

Hong Kong


Business Administration, 2014-2016

I really enjoyed the time when I was studying at PLU. All my professors were knowledgeable, patient, and friendly. They taught me a lot which were very helpful in my future career. I chose PLU because I like the small size of class and admire the high teaching quality. Also, PLU offered me great scholarship which made me [feel] I was valuable in somehow. I was very happy to be one of the members at PLU. Thanks!

Pape Samba



Business Administration, 2014-2016

I like the class sizes and ranking of the School of Business, which is among the most respected in Washington State.

Charlotte Carpentier


School of Business, 2016

Studying in the U.S. was a lifetime dream and PLU seemed perfect to me because of its size (not too big [of] a campus), its business school (good reputation), the opportunity I had to attend MBA classes and also because I had had extremely good feedback from former French students who came [to PLU]. This semester was a blast, it’s so hard to leave!

Monica Gupta



Master’s in Finance, 2015-2016

Studying at PLU has been a great experience for me. PLU gave me a lot of opportunities to get involved, and because I grabbed all of them, doors opened. I was able to get work-study opportunities, and even a scholarship. PLU offers many tutoring seminars, if you want to improve your skills. I am looking forward to starting a career in Finance with the knowledge PLU has given me on how to succeed!

Akira Sato



Business Administration, 1998-2001

PLU offered me opportunities to acquire knowledge which I still use for my job. Also, I have had good connection with some class mates and my host family via Facebook.  I believe while I was studying at PLU I came to learn how to treat and respect people.

Farah Fehaili



School of Business, 2015

[I chose PLU for] its ranking (one of the best partnerships my graduate school back home has in the USA)… overall, I have really loved every moment spent here for several reasons:
– the classes are very interesting
– the campus is great
– the people I have met are just amazing: Americans… and all the international students from all over the word. It has been a very enriching experience.

Tu Nguyen


Computer Science, 2012-2016

PLU is a good school with small class room so it will be easy for an international student as myself to study.
Office hours [are] always available, so students can meet and ask professor questions.

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