Pacific Lutheran University – Parkland, Washington

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From the PLU website:

Summer is always a great time to play the PLU University Golf Course.  And this summer may be the best time of all – because it will also be the last. Around October 31, 2011, the golf course will close to make way for new multipurpose recreation and athletic fields on lower campus.  The redeveloped area will serve the physical education, athletic, recreational and wellness needs of the campus. They will be available for practice and competition in soccer, football, and lacrosse. They will also serve club sports, intramurals, academic activity courses and outdoor recreation, including use by the Parkland community. But until then? Time to hit the links!

From America’s Best Kept College Secrets -

“The most recent and highly visible representation of the outstanding music program at PLU was the appearance of the Plutonics on America’s Got Talent.  The a cappella group was chosen from thousands who auditioned and appeared before twelve million people last summer.   Talented as the Plutonics are, they are but a small part of a tradition of vocal and orchestral music at Pacific Lutheran that emerged with the university’s founding in 1880.

The life of the Lute may seem distant from the rough and tumble beer soaked world of many college students, and so, the question might be asked:  Is Pacific Lutheran a good match for someone not Scandinavian, not musical, not Lutheran?

About twenty percent of enrolled students are Lutheran; more than twice as many belong to other denominations, and almost thirty percent have no religious affiliation at all.  More than thirty percent are people of color.  The experience of living and working in this handsome, happy university (with a golf course!) seems to work for all sorts of students from all sorts of backgrounds.  The only caution I have heard from students at PLU is one that applies to the entire region – the weather can be an unexpected challenge for those from less watery climates…”

Find the full profile of PLU in America’s Best Kept College Secrets.