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Peninsula College

Peninsula College

Peninsula College

Campus Features

Our Setting

The Olympic Peninsula provides an extraordinary setting for Peninsula College. Our close proximity to mountains, forests, and the ocean provides you with opportunities to participate in outdoor learning and recreational experiences that are unequalled at other college locations in Washington’s community and technical college system.

The services and activities of Port Angeles, the largest city on the North Olympic Peninsula, are easily accessible, and students and community members alike enjoy the opportunity to work together on projects and special festivals that involve both groups. Major cities, such as Seattle and Victoria, British Columbia, are only a few hours away, while major Native American museums and a United Nations World Heritage Site—Olympic National Park—are practically on our doorstep.

Our History

In 2011, Peninsula College celebrated 50 years of service. The college was founded in 1961 because a group of local citizens wanted to be able to continue their educations without having to travel great distances to college centers in Bremerton or across Puget Sound. The first classes were held in a small building on the Port Angeles High School campus, but the number of students who enrolled in the college quickly became more than the available facilities could accommodate, and plans were soon underway to build a permanent campus elsewhere in the city.

Construction of the new campus began in 1964, and a year later the first classes were held on the present site of Peninsula College with additional classes being offered all across our district. Today, the main campus spreads out over 75 acres of land in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains, overlooking the city of Port Angeles and its busy, international harbor.

Our facilities include a Student Services Center; Maier Performance Hall, Allied Health and Early Childhood Education Building, completed in 2017; Arts and Humanities Building, completed in 2011; a new Science and Technology Building and the House of Learning - Longhouse, both completed in 2007; Library/Media Center, completed in 2008; computer labs; a lecture hall; and a student union building, known as the Pirate Union Building or PUB. The PUB houses a theater, art gallery, food services, a bookstore, lounge area, Internet café, performance areas, and student government offices.


    All International Students Must Submit:

    1. Complete the International Student Admissions Application
    2. $45 (U.S. dollars) application fee (non-refundable)
      • $250 Homestay placement fee (if applicable)
      • $125 Airport Pick-Up Fee scheduled Arrival Day (if applicable)
      • $175 Airport Pickup non-scheduled Arrival Day (if applicable)
    3. Payment Authorization Form to pay for above fees
    4. Translated official copies of all scholastic records (transcripts from high school, previous college(s), or language school(s)
    5. Proof of finance (notarized financial statement from a bank, government, or sponsor confirming the availability of sufficient funds for at least one year of study at Peninsula College and living expenses; Affidavit of Support from sponsoring relative may also be required).
    6. Copy of passport
    7. Proof of English proficiency (for college level students)

    IMPORTANT: Incomplete non-agency based student applications will not be accepted. Some countries have specific requirements. These will be provided at the time of application.

    NOTE: Peninsula College requires all enrolled international students to have health insurance.

    Application Deadline: Peninsula College does not adhere to a strict application deadline, however, we strongly urge applicants to submit complete application documents at least a month in advance of scheduled arrival day in order to allow for application processing, visa interview, and travel arrangements.


    • East Lauridsen Boulevard,1502, 98362, Port Angeles