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University of Puget Sound Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
2,576
Total Undergrads
Including 36 Part-time
625
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

60% Women
40% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division III (with football)

Northwest Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

9
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $61,491)
10
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $57,102)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 69 64 - -
Baseball 27 - - -
Basketball 18 14 - Yes
Football 67 - - -
Golf 7 6 - -
Lacrosse - 18 - -
Rowing 20 30 - -
Soccer 26 26 - Yes
Softball - 15 - Yes
Swimming 17 25 - -
Tennis 13 12 - Yes
Volleyball - 17 - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 9.8%
Black/non-Hispanic 2.8%
Hispanic 4.1%
Non-resident alien 0.6%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 9.4%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 71.8%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 11%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 2
Liquor Law Violation 5
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 1
Property Crime 17

Notable Alumni

  • Adam West, A famous actor well-known for his role as the original Batman.
  • Dale Chihuly, A very successful glass artist who donated his work to the University. An exhibition of his work is on display at Wyatt Hall.
  • Harry Brown, The founder of Brown and Haley Candy Company, which is most well known for the creation of Almond Roca.
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Juliette from Tacoma, WA
  • 4
  • the dorms themselves are quite nice in the brick-laid tudor gothic style buildings. there have also been many new renovations and buildings include common areas, a kitchen, and all of…

  • Mar-04-2012 Read More
  • Carrie from Beaverton, OR
  • 4
  • i can't say much about the dorms because i'm living in the foreign language and culture house, the freshman theme house. it's a great experience, living in relatively private space…

  • Feb-26-2012 Read More
  • Madeleine from Altadena, CA
  • 5
  • I love dorm life at UPS. I loved the dorm that I lived in my freshman year- the rooms were spacious and had great furniture. The bathrooms are always clean…

  • May-10-2012 Read More
  • Kimberly from Utah
  • 3
  • Everyone gets a room but all freshman living in two to three to a room and community bathrooms. They offer different living environment like coed halls or coed floors.…

  • Jul-25-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • AC
  • Jan-30-2014 I am a current student here

    We have four options for food and drinks: the Diner, where we have typical cafeteria style service (with lots of delicious options), the Cellar, a pizzeria and snack shop, Oppenheimer, our glass-walled coffeeshop and lunch spot, and Diversions, our main coffee shop. All really good.

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  • 4
  • Rosalie from Arlington, WA
  • Jan-27-2014 I am a current student here

    The University of Puget Sound offers many different dining options. There are two cafes on campus, including Diversions, and Oppenheimer. Both cafes offer a variety of sandwiches, baked goods and warm drinks. Oppenheimer is made of glass and is located in the courtyard in the middle of the math and science building. Diversions is located in the Student Center, and offers a cozy studying environment. The Cellar is another great dining option. It is located in the basement of the Student Center and offers a variety of ice creams, pizzas as well as a small selection of non-perishable items. The cafeteria is located on the main floor of the Student Center and offers a variety of dining options, including pasta, grilled foods, Asian foods, vegetarian options, and many more alternatives. The cafeteria is undergoing some remodeling at the moment, and by fall of 2014, there will be even more choices at meal times.

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  • 4
  • Courtney from Beaverton, OR
  • Jan-21-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is delicious, though somewhat repetitive. They are renovating the dining hall so it's kind of hectic right now.

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  • 5
  • Maria from Federal Way, WA
  • Jan-21-2014 I am a current student here

    The food and dinning services at UPS are getting remodeled. There are different stations in the cafeteria with lots of options in food. UPS is very careful in offering good options for every dietary need. If you live on campus you have to purchase a meal plan. The kitchens are not the best for cooking anyways.

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  • 4
  • Advit from San Jose, CA
  • Dec-04-2013 I am a current student here

    Good food for the first few weeks. Need to get creative with the food. but overall they offer a wide selection of food from asian to sandwiches, and even a grill with hamburgers, hot dogs and other foods of that nature.

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  • 4
  • A Current Student
  • Oct-17-2013 I am a current student here

    The Sub, as we call it here at UPS, has a wide variety of food ranging from an Italian Station to an Asian Station, with all the awesome cultures in between. The food here is great, and you can never really get tired of it because there is so much to choose from. It is pretty cheap and will leave you satisfied.

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  • 3
  • Sean from Tacoma, WA
  • Oct-03-2013 I am a current student here

    The hours for the cafeteria are awesome and there is always multiple options to choose from.

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  • 5
  • Messiah from Santa Monica, CA
  • Jul-30-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Puget Sound offers centralized dining in Wheelock Student Center--a gathering place for students, faculty, and staff alike. Other options include The Cellar, a student-run pizza place; the student-run Diversions Cafe; and the Oppenheimer Cafe in the courtyward of the Science Center on the west side of campus. http://www.pugetsound.edu/student-life/campus-living/dining-areas/

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  • 3
  • Dennis from Federal Way, WA
  • Jul-30-2013 I am a current student here

    Food isn't horrible, but it's not superb on certain days. Grill is always open and is default cheapest food source. Downstairs, in the afternoon/evening times: the pizza place is open for business with snacks and pizza.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Advit from San Jose, CA
  • Dec-04-2013 I am a current student here

    Joining a fraternity can be very interesting for some kids who are interested in it. The best part about them is they offer an outlet for kids to develop their interaction skills with other student. Greek Life here is also a way to build connections toward joining a job later down the road.

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  • 0
  • A Current Student
  • Oct-17-2013 I am a current student here

    Not the typical Greek Life as we have 4 Fraternities and 3 Sororities. They are all full of awesome people that are, in no way, the stereotypical Greek Life students you see on the T.V. Tons of community service and options to network.

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  • 0
  • Sean from Tacoma, WA
  • Oct-03-2013 I am a current student here

    There are 3 fraternities and 4 sororities. The houses are located close to campus. They are very active in the campus community.

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  • 0
  • Messiah from Santa Monica, CA
  • Jul-30-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    http://www.pugetsound.edu/student-life/student-activities/greek-life/ There are 3 Fraternities and 4 Sororities

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  • 0
  • Chalee from Kihei, HI
  • Mar-23-2013 I am a current student here

    The Greek Life here is excellent! I am in a sorority here and I love it. The greek community is very tight knit and everyone is amazing.

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  • 0
  • Jean from Olympia
  • Jan-10-2013 I am a current student here

    Its there and prevalent, very different from big schools however, if you want to take part its easy and available, if you don't its just as easy to ignore.

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  • 0
  • Miss from WA
  • Aug-08-2012 I am a current student here

    I am not a part of Greek Life but I have some friends that are and they love it! The Greek Houses I have heard are a little on the cramped side but they have had fun enjoying the company of their sorority sisters and brothers and attending balls.

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  • 0
  • Douglas from Burien, WA
  • Aug-02-2012 I am a current student here

    There are three fraternities and four sororities on campus. These are not the usual stigma that many of us think of when we think of Greek like. Enforcement of the minimum GPA is strict and most of the time a house will post a better overall GPA than some of the varsity sports teams. A large percentage of the campus is affiliated in Greek life in some way.

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