2,413
Students
Financial aid thermometer
34,720
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
83
83%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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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 Laura Martin-Fedich
Vice President for Enrollment
Email: admission@pugetsound.edu
Phone: 253-879-3211
Fax: 253-879-3993

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African American/Black Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Cell And Molecular Biology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Business Administration And Management Checkmark
Business/commerce Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Management Information Systems Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer Science Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
English Checkmark
Rhetoric And Composition Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Chinese Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
East Asian Languages Checkmark
French Checkmark
German Checkmark
Japanese Checkmark
Spanish Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Biological And Physical Sciences Checkmark
Interdisciplinary Studies 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
Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry Checkmark
Geology/earth Science Checkmark
Physics Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Economics Checkmark
International Economics Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
Sociology Checkmark
Sociology And Anthropology Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art Checkmark
Digital Arts Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Music Checkmark
Music Management Checkmark
Music Performance Checkmark
Painting Checkmark
Printmaking Checkmark
Sculpture Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

5,958
Applied
4,997
Accepted
2,413
Enrolled
84%
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Female Admissions

3,436
Females Applied
2,977
Females Accepted
87%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,522
Males Applied
2,020
Males Accepted
80%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

60
Application Fee
3.51
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
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 634 580 690
SAT Math 619 570 680
ACT Composite 28 25 31

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

49,510
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Fees

266
Full-time student fees
12,540
Room & board
6,820
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

34,720
Avg. Financial Aid Package
35,650
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
16,871
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
6,961
Avg. Loan Aid
16,352
Avg. Grant Aid
27,487
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
77%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
18%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,413
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
79%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.45%
Black or African American 1.2%
White or Caucasian 71.03%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.08%
Asian 6.13%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.33%
Two or more races 8.58%
Other 3.61%

Gender

Male (39.87%)
Female (60.13%)

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 65%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
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

Greek fraternities Checkmark
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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
Other Campus Security & Safety:
24-hour locked residence hall entrances, surveillance cameras, and emergency telephone towers

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 Checkmark 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 3 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

288
Total Faculty
11:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 233
Part-time - 55
Male - 133
Female - 155