University of Puget Sound is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and assists students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Tacoma, Washington, which is a predominantly urban area. University of Puget Sound has an annual student enrollment of about two thousand.
Students may pick from several areas of study, including:
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Social Sciences
Students applying for admission are usually required to submit an application, transcripts, standardized test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by the school. The most common exam scores among applicants admitted to University of Puget Sound are between 26 - 30 on the ACT, or 1130 - 1340 on the SAT exam. 52% of those who apply are admitted to this school, of which 18 percent choose to attend. More information regarding admissions can be found here.
Tuition is approximately $43,000 per year, though it may change based on different types of circumstances. Students may visit the school's tuition calculator to determine a more personalized cost estimate. The price of on-campus housing is about $6,100 per year. This school may offer financial aid for students who are eligible by way of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.
The mascot for University of Puget Sound is the "Loggers", and they participate in intercollegiate athletic programs through the NCAA. Available sports offered:
- Baseball (NCAA Division III)
- Basketball (NCAA Division III)
- Track & Field (NCAA Division III)
Contact information, tuition information, programs, and much more can be viewed on school's website at http://www.pugetsound.edu.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may give an overview of the students University of Puget Sound accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- AP Course Credits
Total enrollment at University of Puget Sound is around 2,800 students, where graduate students make up roughly 24% of the student body.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition is estimated to range between $45,000-$54,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
- Per unit charges are around $1,600 for part time students
Financial Aid Details
The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||99%||$18,212|
|Receiving Student Loans||49%||$8,147|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help support students, University of Puget Sound may offer student services like those listed below:
- Academic counseling for students
- Student employment
- Assisting students to find work
University of Puget Sound has a high graduation rate when compared to nearby similar schools.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||68%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||9%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||1%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Music Program
- * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 1947)
- Occupational Therapy (OT) Program
- * Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 1947)
University of Puget Sound is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Northwest Conference)
- Basketball (Northwest Conference)
- Track and Field (Northwest Conference)
- Football (Northwest Conference)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by University of Puget Sound by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to University of Puget Sound.
- The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA (28 miles away)
- Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA (102 miles away)
- Western Oregon University in Monmouth, OR (171 miles away)
- University of Oregon in Eugene, OR (220 miles away)
- Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, OR (244 miles away)
Also, check out our college lists below, which can help students compare schools to one another:
- Browse through our complete list of colleges in Washington
- Review a list of Washington private colleges
Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact University of Puget Sound for official up-to-date information.