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University of Puget Sound Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 36 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

60% Women
40% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

Northwest Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $61,491)
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 -


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%
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
  • 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
  • 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…

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  • 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…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • current sophomore
  • I am a current student here

    There are two places on campus that serve food. There is the sub and the cellar. Both are located in the student union building. The sub is the cafeteria and can get a little redundant but you can always find something. The cellar is the campus pizza place and has many items on the menu. There is also a small student store where you can get small groceries. In addition, there are three cafes on campus.

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  • 4
  • Summer from San Luis Obispo, CA
  • I am a current student here

    You have a lot of options for food, and it is generally pretty good. It does get a little boring because although you have a lot of options, they don't change, so it can get boring after a while. My roommate had a friend visit from another school, and she said that our food was amazing, compared to her school.

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  • 1
  • Jordan
  • I am a current student here

    Repetitive, and bland. It's pretty expensive too! I love the check out women they are amazing, but the food itself is usually disappointing. If you don't come into the sub at the peak food hours, the only things to eat will be burritos. I often resort to eating out because the choices are so bad.

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  • 3
  • anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    I was pleasantly surprised with the food and dining services. There is a good amount of options if you go at the right time of day. Though I have heard vegans complain about a lack of options. I have a food allergy myself that makes navigation very difficult in the cafeteria. I would recommend bringing documentation from your doctor if you have dietary restrictions. That way you can receive an accommodation to make eating easier. You can use your meal plan to get food at the pizza place and snack store (The Cellar), the two cafe's (Oppenheimer and Diversions), and the SUB (cafeteria). As a late night person, it is nearly impossible to buy food after 12 unless you go off campus. That has been rough.

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  • 4
  • Vancouver, WA
  • I am a current student here

    Good variety. Need more vegetarian/vegan options. Dining hall and two cafes.

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  • 4
  • AC
  • 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
  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Jordan
  • I am a current student here

    I will say, yes our sororities are better than others at state schools. I know friends that have had good experiences there. This is what I will say: frats as a whole at this school, protect rapists. The president of one of our fraternities is a proven rapist, yet nothing is done to de throne him. It is absolutely disgusting.

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  • 0
  • anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    It exists, but I don't know much about it. I wouldn't say its a good thing or a bad thing to me. It is good for a lot of people, I have heard it is a lot of work though.

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  • 0
  • Advit from San Jose, CA
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Chalee from Kihei, HI
  • 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
  • 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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