University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, WA

University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, WA

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Tuition & Fees

$53,800

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
21%
600-699
49%
500-599
24%
400-499
3%
700-800
16%
600-699
42%
500-599
36%
400-499
3%
300-399
0
30-36
33%
24-29
51%
18-23
12%
12-17
2%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,343
Declined 839
Total Received 5,182
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Private

2,299

undergraduate students

309

graduate students

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97-acre campus in Tacoma (population: 216,279), 35 miles from Seattle. Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: Seattle
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Seattle-Tacoma International

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
67%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Puget Sound Outdoors
  • Repertory Dance Group
  • Ka Ohana me ke Aloha
  • Student Theatre Productions
  • Relay for Life

Top Events

  • Log Jam (opening weekend of fall semester)
  • Ka Ohana me ke Aloha Luau/Spring Family Weekend
  • Midnight Breakfast
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
29%
Top 1/4
64%
Top 1/2
91%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
21%
600-699
49%
500-599
24%
400-499
3%
700-800
16%
600-699
42%
500-599
36%
400-499
3%
300-399
0
30-36
33%
24-29
51%
18-23
12%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $60
Has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.57

Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,343
Declined 839
Total Received 5,182

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
application essay
academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
recommendation(s)
talent/ability

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

geographical residence
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

Alpine skiing, fencing, ice hockey, lacrosse, lightweight football, rugby, sailing, soccer, ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

Alpine skiing, fencing, ice hockey, rugby, sailing, soccer, ultimate Frisbee

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
African-American/Black Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Creative Writing
Digital Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
French Language and Literature
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Economics
International Relations and Affairs
Japanese Language and Literature
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Management Information Systems, General
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music Management
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Natural Sciences
Painting
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Printmaking
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Rhetoric and Composition
Science, Technology and Society
Sculpture
Sociology
Sociology and Anthropology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Visual and Performing Arts, General
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree - professional

2,608

total students

25%

in-state

75%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

88%

2,299
students

Female
59%
1,362

Male
41%
937

12%

309
students

Female
80%
248

Male
20%
61

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

2,271
students

Female
60%
1,348

Male
40%
923

2%

28
students

Female
50%
14

Male
50%
14

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 81%
Student 4 year graduation rate 65%
Student 5 year graduation rate 10%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

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
10%
Hispanic/Latino
67%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
9%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

47

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

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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