University of Puget Sound Admissions

Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

University of Puget Sound Residence Hall
University of Puget Sound Residence Hall. The Kevin / Flickr

Admissions at the University of Puget Sound are not highly selective. In a recent year, 79 percent of applicants were admitted to the school. Students with good grades and a strong application are likely to be admitted. Along with an application, those interested in the University of Puget Sound will need to send in official high school transcripts, a personal essay, and letters of recommendation.

For complete information and guidelines about applying, be sure to visit the school's website, or get in touch with the admissions office.

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Admissions Data (2015)

University of Puget Sound Description

The University of Puget Sound is grounded in a strong liberal arts curriculum that has earned the college a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. The University of Puget Sound can boast of an 12 to 1 student/faculty ratio. The school is located in Tacoma, Washington, so students have easy access to the cultural and social opportunities of the city, as well as proximity to the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges.

Students come from 44 states and 16 countries, and on the financial front, the great majority of students receive grant aid. Student life is active with over 70 clubs and organizations, and 23 varsity sports teams that compete in the NCAA Division III Northwest Conference.

Enrollment (2015)

  • Total Enrollment: 2,774 (2,476 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41% Male / 59% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $46,552
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,800
  • Other Expenses: $2,300
  • Total Cost: $61,652

University of Puget Sound Financial Aid (2014 - 15)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 49%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $18,212
    • Loans: $8,147

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Art, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Economics, English, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 86%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 15%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 72%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 78%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Crew, Football, Swimming, Cross Country, Tennis, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Lacrosse, Softball, Volleyball, Swimming, Golf, Crew, Track and Field

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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