Tuition & Fees

$49,776

$49,776

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
23%
600-699
49%
500-599
24%
400-499
4%
700-800
17%
600-699
42%
500-599
36%
400-499
5%
700-800
14%
600-699
45%
500-599
34%
400-499
7%
30-36
44%
24-29
41%
18-23
14%
12-17
1%
30-36
16%
24-29
65%
18-23
15%
12-17
4%
30-36
33%
24-29
53%
18-23
13%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,997
Declined + 961
Total Received 5,958
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Private (nonprofit)

2,413

undergraduate students

288

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Business
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 4067
ACT 4450

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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 2,701
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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Tacoma, WA

97-acre campus in Tacoma (population: 211,277), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
65%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
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 28% of male students
 
5 sororities 27% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
34%
Top 1/4
66%
Top 1/2
91%
Bottom 1/2
9%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
23%
600-699
49%
500-599
24%
400-499
4%
700-800
17%
600-699
42%
500-599
36%
400-499
5%
700-800
14%
600-699
45%
500-599
34%
400-499
7%
30-36
44%
24-29
41%
18-23
14%
12-17
1%
30-36
16%
24-29
65%
18-23
15%
12-17
4%
30-36
33%
24-29
53%
18-23
13%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
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 yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,997
Declined + 961
Total Received 5,958

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

Shannon Carr
Associate Vice President for Admission
P: 800 396-7191
F: 253 879-3993
admission@pugetsound.edu

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Maggie Mittuch
Associate Vice President for Student Financial Services
mmittuch@pugetsound.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Basketball, Lightweight Football, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Yoga

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Athletic Directors

Amy E. Hackett (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

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

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African-American Studies
Art
Biochemistry
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Chinese Language
Classics
Communication Studies
Comparative Sociology
Computer Science
Computer Science/Business
Counseling
Creative Writing
Digital Arts
East Asian Languages
Economics
Education
English
Environmental Studies
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
Painting
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Physics
Politics/Government
Printmaking
Psychology
Religion
Rhetoric/Composition
Science/Technology/Society
Sculpture
Sociology/Anthropology
Spanish
Speech Communication/Rhetoric
Theatre Arts
Visual/Performing Arts
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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

2,701

total students

21%

in-state

79%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

89%

2,413
students

Female
60%
1,451

Male
40%
962

11%

288
students

Female
76%
220

Male
24%
68

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

2,390
students

Female
61%
1,439

Male
39%
951

1%

23
students

Female
53%
12

Male
47%
11

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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
8%
Hispanic/Latino
71%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
9%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

53%

Transfer applicants accepted

37%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School 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

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
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 10
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Mexico
South Korea
Spain
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Elizabeth Orr
Assistant Director of Admission and International Admission Coordinator
253 879-7191
eorr@pugetsound.edu

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