Puget Sound is a highly rated private university located in Tacoma, Washington in the Seattle Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,487 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Puget Sound acceptance rate is 79%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Biology. Graduating 80% of students, Puget Sound alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,000.
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.39 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.41 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.41 responses
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.53 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.69 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses
University of Puget Sound Reviews
The University has the most beautiful campus I've ever seen. The professors are exceptional not only in their field, but as people as well. The SUB (Student Union Building) has great food! There is always a lunch cart special with rotating food options, ad a delicious salad bar. Also, if you do not know President Crawford, you should get to know him. He is basically a celebrity on campus and is the kindest man around!
The University of Puget Sound has a beautiful campus and genius professors. Most, if not all courses can be quite difficult if a student is irresponsible and does not make studying their utmost priority. However, there is much to be learned from every and any class. I have enjoyed all my classes here so far. The students, faculty, and staff are all very friendly and kind. If you are a student here or are thinking about applying to this university, the University of Puget Sound is the school for you because as the saying goes "Once a logger, always a logger."
UPS is a good school if you're unsure about what you want: whether you don't know if college is for you,you're uncertain of your path in life, or you just need some time to find yourself, enrolling at UPS will help you gain clarity. Of course, that isn't because the school is some meach of self-discovery or temple of existential guidance. UPS is mediocre in every way. Mediocre academics, mediocre people, mediocre vibes and all in a mediocre place. That's not necessarily a bad thing though. Want to explore a new subject? The classes are not hard so testing interdisciplinary waters is very low steaks. Want to test the social scene? You're guaranteed a 6/10 night out which means that while you might not have a night to remember, you also won't have one to forget. If mediocrity is freeing, then UPS is a paradise of unshackled masses. In a weird way, I love it for that: while its hard to rise, it's equally hard to fall. I take comfort in that guarentee.