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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.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In-State Students
21%
Out-Of-State Students
79%
0
100
79%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 28
0
36

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2018
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 1, 2018
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2019 May 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision November 1, 2018
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
2,791
Total Number of Undergrads
2,508
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
68%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
76%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$40,065
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$49,510
Out-of-State Tuition
$49,510
0
100
79%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%
Average Aid Per Year
$19,322
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
40%
60%
Student Organizations
105
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Seattle
Portland
San Francisco
Denver
Los Angeles
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$52,700
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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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