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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 A minus
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  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 C+

About

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

This is the sound of possibility.

University of Puget Sound was voted 1 of 40 colleges that change lives. Wondering how that works? The secret is in our approach to academics. Say goodbye to being limited to the classroom—do your learning in the field, the workplace, or even another country!

You’ll never go unheard.

Take all the one-on-one time that you need: our faculty-to-student ratio is just 11:1, and our average class size is 17. This is your time to grow under the guidance and attention of professors that inspire you.

What sound will you make when the whole world is listening?

Pair your ambition with customized support from department-specific advising, tutoring by subject, and mentorship from trusted staff. Our graduates have an 80% medical school acceptance rate and a 90% law school acceptance rate. Within 6 months of graduating, 93% of Puget Sound students are employed, continuing their education, and/or engaged in public service.

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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
87%
SAT Range
1110-1330
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$38,127 / 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
$30,057 / 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
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 39 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 50 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 50 responses

Majors

Meet Our Students

Our students are creatives, leaders, and unique individuals following their paths in education. Hear their stories and the paths of learning they chose at University of Puget Sound.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,830 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
68
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
  • Passionate
    36%
  • Great conversation partners
    15%
  • Try to hard to be what they think is cool
    12%
  • Self absorbed
    9%
  • Boring Hipster
    6%
  • Friendly
    6%
  • Liberal
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 62 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 78 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
  • Place of growth and self discovery
    36%
  • Arrogant
    12%
  • Hipster
    12%
  • Overrated
    12%
  • Pretty
    12%
  • Perfect
    6%
  • Study hard, play not so hard
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
77%
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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