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University of Puget Sound Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

2,823 Students

84% Admitted

  • 2,701 full time
  • 73 part time
  • 1,106 men full time
  • 1,644 women full time
  • 7,194 applied
  • 3,729 admitted
  • 686 enrolled

2,413 Undergraduates

$46,310 Tuition/Year

  • 239 Graduates
  • 8 Non-Degree
  • $46,310 in state
  • $242 fees
  • $12,540 room & board
  • $1,000 books and supplies

At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Far West Mid-size city
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Loggers
School Colors: Marron and white
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Juliette from Tacoma, WA
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  • 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…

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  • Carrie from Beaverton, OR
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  • 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…

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  • Madeleine from Altadena, CA
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  • UPS is the most welcoming, understanding, accepting, and loving community I have ever a part of. It is a place for challenging your mind, enriching your soul, and discovering yourself.…

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  • Jose from Berkeley, CA
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  • Small liberal arts college, but most students major in sciences rather than in humanities. People do their own thing. Campus is small but people are very into themselves. …

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  • Cravixtha from Tacoma, WA
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  • puget sound has a beautiful campus, rigorous classes, and a wide variety of majors. it is ideal for students wanting to pursue multiple different things. it is also great for…

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Mission Statement

The University of Puget Sound is an independent predominantly residential undergraduate liberal arts college with selected graduate programs building effectively on a liberal arts foundation. The University, as a community of learning, maintains a strong commitment to teaching excellence, scholarly engagement, and fruitful student-faculty interaction. The mission of the University is to develop in its students capacities for critical analysis, aesthetic appreciation, sound judgment, and apt expression that will sustain a lifetime of intellectual curiosity, active inquiry, and reasoned independence. A Puget Sound education, both academic and co-curricular, encourages a rich knowledge of self and others, an appreciation of commonality and difference, the full, open, and civil discussion of ideas, thoughtful moral discourse, and the integration of learning, preparing the University's graduates to meet the highest tests of democratic citizenship. Such an education seeks to liberate each person's fullest intellectual and human potential to assist in the unfolding of

University of Puget Sound
  • Located in Tacoma, WA
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 2,823 students enrolled
  • 84% admitted
  • $46,310 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 4
  • Brendan from Washington Island, WI
  • I am a current student here

    I certainly enjoy being here at Puget Sound. The campus has a very nice academic feel and look to it. There is a very nice and inviting environment here as well. As a student I have always felt welcome at Puget Sound, and I enjoy both my academic work and personal time that I am spending in college.

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  • Jessica from Graham, WA
  • I am a current student here

    The campus and student body are small at UPS and this allows for a close knit community and almost family atmosphere. I personally love everything about this campus and the friendly disposition that everyone seems to have. I always feel welcomed and at home when on campus, something I feel is very important to the college experience. I'm entering my Junior year and I have no desire to go anywhere else.

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  • 5
  • Madison from Kihei, HI
  • I am a current student here

    I love being at the university along with Tacoma. Tacoma is a great college town; you have a ton of family and great neighborhoods surrounding the university so I've never felt unsafe walking home from someone's house back to the dorms or vise versus. The campus is beautiful, it looks like the colleges used in movies as dorky as that sounds, with the red brick buildings and the ivy growing up the walls, I absolutely fell in love. The social life is wonderful, Puget Sound really works hard on making everyone feel welcome whether you're living in the dorms or you are a few miles away from school living at home with your parents.

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  • 5
  • Jinkyong from Tacoma, WA
  • I am a current student here

    students are very friendly. I was afraid of not making any friends, but that wasn't a problem because the University tries to help students make friends.

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  • Jane from Portland, OR
  • I am a current student here

    I have found a place for myself here, within my major and Greek life. There are many groups and clubs to get involved with, so finding a smaller group of people who share a common interest is not hard.

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