University of Puget Sound GPA, SAT and ACT Data

University of Puget Sound GPA, SAT and ACT Graph

University of Puget Sound GPA, SAT and ACT Data for Admission
University of Puget Sound GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores for Admission. Data courtesy of Cappex.

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Discussion of the University of Puget Sound's Admissions Standards

The University of Puget Sound's admissions are relatively selective, and in 2015 79% of all applicants were admitted. To get in, you'll most likely need grades that are above average. In the graph above, the green and blue dots represent admitted students. You can see that the majority of students who got in to UP had GPAs above a 3.0, SAT scores (RW+M) above 1100, and ACT composite scores of 22 or higher. A large number of successful applicants had solid "A" averages. Realize that your grades will be much more important than standardized test scores: the university has test-optional admissions. If you don't think your SAT or ACT scores will strengthen your application, you can choose to answer to essay questions instead.

Good grades and test scores do not always mean you'll get in. In the middle of the graph you'll see a bit of red (rejected students) and yellow (waitlisted students) interspersed with the blue and green. Some students whose grades and test scores were on target for admission to the university were note admitted. On the flip side, you can see that a some students were accepted with test scores and grades a bit below the norm. This is because Puget Sound uses the Common Application and has holistic admissions. The admissions officers will want to see that you have taken rigorous classes, written a winning essay, participated in interesting extracurricular activities, and a received strong letters of recommendation. You'll also need to answer a couple short answer questions in Puget Sound's supplement to the Common Application. Finally, music applicants will need to audition.

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