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University of Puget Sound
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  • 4 Year
  • TACOMA, WA

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Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

1500 N. WARNER STREET
TACOMA, WA 98416
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northwest Conference
From University of Puget Sound

Founded in 1888 in a vibrant port city in the Pacific Northwest, University of Puget Sound is an independent, residential, and predominantly undergraduate liberal arts college, with graduate programs in education and health sciences. Our beautiful 97-acre campus supports connection with the world it serves, from the tide flats of Tacoma to the Pacific Rim and beyond. A Puget Sound education is rooted in an inspiring confluence of histories and cultures and ideas, and centered on our 2,600 students who are open-minded, outward-reaching, and passionate about putting their educations to work. Guided by our motto To the Heights, we seek to educate the whole person, and to give each student space to discover and room to rise to meet new challenges both locally and globally. Puget Sound offers a small community of independent thinkers, a launch pad for adventurers, and an incubator for entrepreneurs. We are makers, shakers, and doers—and we never stop learning.

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University of Puget Sound Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
84%
SAT Range
1110-1330
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$39,011 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$26,508 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 39 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 46 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 46 responses

Majors

Business and Leadership at Puget Sound

The School of Business and Leadership at the University of Puget Sound provides our students with an innovative business education that prepares them for success as leaders in a complex and dynamic global environment. Students can major in Business Administration, International Business, or the Business Leadership Program and many students will choose to double major in another field.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,271 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
28
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 29 responses
  • Passionate
    34%
  • Great conversation partners
    17%
  • Try to hard to be what they think is cool
    14%
  • Boring Hipster
    7%
  • Liberal
    7%
  • Self absorbed
    7%
  • Arrogant
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 58 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 74 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 29 responses
  • Place of growth and self discovery
    34%
  • Arrogant
    14%
  • Hipster
    14%
  • Pretty
    14%
  • Overrated
    10%
  • Perfect
    7%
  • Home away from home
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
76%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
65%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 23 responses

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