PLU (Pacific Lutheran University) is a private Lutheran university located in the ghetto-ass town of Parkland, WA. It was founded back in 1890 by Bjuge Harstad and some other Lutheran missionaries from Minnesota. Today PLU is a D-III University with an total enrolment of just under 3700 students.
The campus accomodates around 1700 students in it's nine residence halls, Hinderlie, Ordal, Kreidler, Stuen, Hong, Foss, Pfluger, Tinglestad, Hartstad and South. The campus is divided into upper and lower campus by "Hinderlie hill" so named because it runs down the hill behind Hinderlie Hall. The halls on upper campus consist mainly of fine arts and communication students and is in general the quiet half of campus. The lower campus area has a reputation for being the partying half of campus. This is in large part because lower campus is where most of the athelets live.
PLU is also home to one of the best music programs in the country. The flagship choir, Choir of the West is recognized perennialy as one of the best in the nation. The University is well know for it's exelent music ed program as well as the performance majors. The Langerquist concert hall hosts over 100 concerts a year including performances by all of PLU's 16 ensambles as well as many professional and faculty ensambles. One other impressive feature of the concert hall is the impressive Jack and Merry Faust organ. This grand insturment serves as the stunning center piece of the concert hall stage. Organists from all of the country and the world come to PLU to give concerts on the organ.
PLU is also known for having one of the best nursing programs in the region and the pre-professional health (pre-med) program is second only to the University of Washington in students accepted into the prestigious UW medical school.
Over all PLU is a very well rounded university that offers something for everyone but the one thing that all students of PLU find is a memorable experience.
Man, I wished I had applied to PLU, their music program is so much better than Central's!
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