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Tuition & Fees

$44,976

$44,976

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,616
Declined + 1,211
Total Received 5,827
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undergraduateRatios

41%

59%

male

female

1  :  11

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Psychology
  3. Politics/government
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School Facts

University of Puget Sound, founded in 1888, is a public, coeducational institution. Its 97-acre campus is located in Tacoma, Washington.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,774
Established in 1888
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NWCCU (Northwest Comm. on Colleges and Universities)

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Codes

SAT 4067
ACT 4450

Social Networks

Private (nonprofit)

2,476

undergraduate students

298

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
18%
600-699
42%
500-599
34%
400-499
6%
700-800
10%
600-699
40%
500-599
38%
400-499
12%
700-800
14%
600-699
41%
500-599
37%
400-499
8%
30-36
38%
24-29
44%
18-23
17%
12-17
1%
30-36
18%
24-29
56%
18-23
22%
12-17
4%
30-36
30%
24-29
53%
18-23
16%
12-17
1%
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Tacoma, WA

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Tacoma, WA

97-acre campus in Tacoma (population: 203,446), 35 miles from Seattle. Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

University of Puget Sound
1500 North Warner Street
Tacoma, WA 98416

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
66%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
4 fraternities 27% of male students
 
4 sororities 31% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
37%
Top 1/4
68%
Top 1/2
94%
Bottom 1/2
6%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
18%
600-699
42%
500-599
34%
400-499
6%
700-800
10%
600-699
40%
500-599
38%
400-499
12%
700-800
14%
600-699
41%
500-599
37%
400-499
8%
30-36
38%
24-29
44%
18-23
17%
12-17
1%
30-36
18%
24-29
56%
18-23
22%
12-17
4%
30-36
30%
24-29
53%
18-23
16%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Recommended

Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,616
Declined + 1,211
Total Received 5,827

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Secondary school record

Important

Alumni/ae relationship
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Class rank
Interview
Minority affiliation
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Jenny Rickard
Vice President for Enrollment
P: 800 396-7191
F: 253 879-3993
admission@pugetsound.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,290,599
State $677,325
Institutional $25,012,731
Other external $1,404,273
Total $29,384,928

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $18,001,568
Other external $1,034,883
Total $19,036,451

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Northwest Conference
Mascot
Loggers
School colors
maroon and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Art
Biochemistry
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Chinese Language
Classics
Communication Studies
Comparative Sociology
Computer Science
Computer Science/Business
East Asian Languages
Economics
Education
English
Exercise Science
Foreign Language/International Affairs
French
Geology
German
History
Interdisciplinary Major
International Political Economy
Japanese Language
Mathematics
Molecular/Cellular Biology
Music
Music Business
Music Education
Music Performance
Natural Sciences
Occupational Therapy
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Physics
Politics/Government
Psychology
Religion
Science/Technology/Society
Spanish
Theatre Arts
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Undergraduate

89%

2,476
students

Female
59%
1,456

Male
41%
1,020

Graduate

11%

298
students

Female
81%
240

Male
19%
58

undergraduateFull-time

99%

2,459
students

Female
59%
1,448

Male
41%
1,011

undergraduatePart-time

1%

17
students

Female
48%
8

Male
52%
9

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
< 1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
74%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
8%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

57%

Transfer applicants accepted

31%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 1

Spring: January 2

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

80%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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