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University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, WA, USA
3.99 Average Rating
The University of Puget Sound is a private liberal arts institution founded in 1888 and situated in Tacoma, Washington. It is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and many students from Puget Sound choose to participate in the Peace Corps after graduation. UPS offers multiple study abroad programs in places such as New Zealand, Wales, Costa Rica, and Denmark. Top fields of study include psychology, biology, and business administration and management.


Average Net Price
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Institution Type
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
Out of State Students
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 28

What Students Are Saying

3.99 Average Rating
the campus is small but beautiful, the classes and professors are (mostly) fantastic, and the food is healthful and largely sustainable. it may get old by the end of your first year, but compared to most other schools, the food here is gourmet--especially if you're vegetarian or vegan. there are great study abroad programs, the dorms are pretty nice and spacious, and there are tons of opportunities for fun things like hiking, sailing, and watching some of the interesting and amusing performances the students put on.
Carrie from Beaverton, OR
there are days when it will be raining and you will have piles of homework and a to-do list the length of shopping receipt, and you will ask yourself how you got tricked into attending this school, but then, there will be moments when you will have a completely unique experience that will make-up for all the dreary days put together. you may find yourself on orcas island with the sailing team or shaking your hips during the school-wide luau or snow shoeing on mt. ranier or watching street performers at pike place or volunteering at project homeless connect. you may find yourself talking to a local entrepreneur or handpicking blueberries or riding the ferry to the tipi camp on vashon island and that is when you will know that you made the right choice.
Juliette from Tacoma, WA

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