University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, WA

University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, WA

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Tuition & Fees

$52,775

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,518
Declined 684
Total Received 5,202
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Private

2,354

undergraduate students

403

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

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

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,757
Established in 1888
Coeducational Coeducational

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

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
67%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
30%
Top 1/4
64%
Top 1/2
91%
Bottom 1/2
9%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Application deadline (final deadline) January 15
School has early decision program Yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program Yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,518
Declined 684
Total Received 5,202

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Rank

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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/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

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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Financial Aid

99%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$28,227

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $52,495
Room $7,230
Board $6,850
Additional fees $280
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $67,855
Average Financial Aid - $28,227
Total with Avg. Aid $39,628

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 396-7192
F: 253 879-8508
sfs@pugetsound.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Lacrosse yes
Rowing yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes

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/Recreational Sports

basketball, lightweight football, soccer, softball, volleyball, yoga

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Northwest Conference

Athletics Right Now

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African-American/Black Studies. yes
American Government and Politics (United States). yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Biochemistry. yes
Biological and Physical Sciences. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology. yes
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Chinese Language and Literature. yes
Computer Science. yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Creative Writing. yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Economics, General. yes
Education, General. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes
German Language and Literature. yes
History, General. yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes
Japanese Language and Literature. yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Music Performance, General. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music, General. yes
Occupational Therapy/Therapist. yes
Painting. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Economy. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Science, Technology and Society. yes
Sculpture. yes
Sociology and Anthropology. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Business
  3. Biology

Programs Offered

  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-veterinary science

2,757

total students

29%

in-state

71%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

85%

2,354
students

Female
59%
1,391

Male
41%
963

15%

403
students

Female
76%
308

Male
24%
95

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

2,307
students

Female
59%
1,371

Male
41%
936

2%

47
students

Female
43%
20

Male
57%
27

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American 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

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

7%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: July 1

Spring: January 2

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 9
Countries most often represented Canada
China
France
Japan
Mexico
Peru
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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