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University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, WA

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Overview

University of Puget Sound is a Comprehensive institution located in Tacoma, WA, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1500 North Warner Street
CMB 1062
Tacoma, WA  98416
United States
Contact Shannon Carr
Associate Vice President for Enrollment
Email: admission@pugetsound.edu
Phone: 253-879-3211
Fax: 253-879-3993

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African-american/black Studies Checkmark
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, And Group Studies, Other Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Cell/cellular And Molecular Biology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business/commerce, General Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Management Information Systems, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Computer Science Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Rhetoric And Composition Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Chinese Language And Literature Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
East Asian Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Japanese Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Biological And Physical Sciences Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Natural Sciences Checkmark
Science, Technology And Society Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
American Government And Politics (united States) Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
International Economics Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Economy Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology And Anthropology Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Ceramic Arts And Ceramics Checkmark
Digital Arts Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Music Management Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
Painting Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

5,230
Applied
4,518
Accepted
1,898
Enrolled
86%
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Female Admissions

2,802
Females Applied
2,565
Females Accepted
92%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,428
Males Applied
1,953
Males Accepted
80%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

65
Application Fee
3.58
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 3
Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 15th March 15th
Out of state Fall freshmen January 15th January 1st
Early decision plan November 1st December 15th
Other early decision plan November 1st January 15th
Transfer March 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 623 570 682
SAT Math 611 560 660
ACT Composite 28 26 31

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

55,390
Private
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Fees

280
Full-time student fees
13,950
Room & board
7,450
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

41,222
Avg. Financial Aid Package
42,535
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
24,460
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,402
Avg. Loan Aid
21,358
Avg. Grant Aid
37,037
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
84%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
18%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,898
Total Undergrad students
1%
International Students
71%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10.39%
Black or African American 2.32%
White or Caucasian 65.98%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.26%
Asian 7.7%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.63%
Two or more races 9.07%
Other 3.11%

Gender

Male (41.15%)
Female (58.85%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 11%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Log Jam (opening weekend of fall semester), Ka Ohana me ke Aloha Luau/Spring Family Weekend and Midnight Breakfast

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Puget Sound Outdoors, Repertory Dance Group, Ka Ohana me ke Aloha, Student Theatre Productions and Relay for Life

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Football Checkmark Division 3 No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Skiing (downhill) No No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Crew No Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 2 No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Skiing (downhill) No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No

Faculty

267
Total Faculty
9:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 220
Part-time - 47
Male - 119
Female - 148
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