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University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, WA
University Website: www.pugetsound.edu
Apply Online: www.pugetsound.edu/admission/apply/
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Coordinates: 47°15′45″N 122°28′54″W / 47.2626°N 122.4817°W / 47.2626; -122.4817

The University of Puget Sound (Puget Sound or UPS) is a private liberal arts college located in the North End of Tacoma, Washington, in the United States. It is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of only seventeen west of the Mississippi River.

It offers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education, Master of Occupational Therapy, and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees. As of 2010, it has an undergraduate enrollment of 2,632 and a graduate enrollment of 209. The school draws students from 48 states and 20 countries. It offers 1,200 courses each year in more than 50 major fields.

In the 1970s the university was widely known for its freewheeling social life, but throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the focus increasingly shifted to academics. Now, Puget Sound is a nationally ranked institution enjoying top academic marks from third party evaluators and college guides. In 2009, U.S. News & World Report ranked it 80th in a list of the top liberal arts colleges in the United States. The university maintains a relationship with The United Methodist Church.

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Fast Facts

  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $38,510.00 avg tuition

1500 N. Warner Street
Tacoma, WA 98416
(253) 879-3100

Apply online Admissions:
www.pugetsound.edu/admission/
Financial Aid:
www.pugetsound.edu/admission/fina..

Areas of Study:

  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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University of Puget Sound

Statistics:
Applied 7,195
Admitted 3,730 52%
Enrolled total 686
Full Time: 686
Part Time 0
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT EBRW 570 680
SAT Math 560 660
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 0 0
ACT Composite 26 30
ACT English 26 32
ACT Math 24 29
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 88%
4-year graduation rate 69%
6-year graduation rate 78%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

University of Puget Sound

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $38,510.00 $38,510.00 $38,510.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $210.00 $210.00 $210.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $1,215.00 $1,215.00 $1,215.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $34,020.00 $34,020.00 $34,020.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $1,215.00 $1,215.00 $1,215.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $10,020.00 $10,020.00 $2,300.00
Other Expenses $2,300.00 $2,300.00 $2,300.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $50.00
Graduate Application Fee $55.00
Books and Supplies $1,000.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 91%
Percent receiving grant aid 88%
Avg amount of grant aid $19,052.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 58%
Avg amount of student loan aid $6,546.00

University of Puget Sound

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biochemistry X
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Business Administration and Management, General X
Management Information Systems, General X
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Speech Communication and Rhetoric X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer Science X
EDUCATION
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services X
Curriculum and Instruction X
Education, General X
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision X
Music Teacher Education X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
English Language and Literature, General X
Rhetoric and Composition X
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
Chinese Language and Literature X
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General X
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General X
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General X
French Language and Literature X
German Language and Literature X
Japanese Language and Literature X
Spanish Language and Literature X
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Occupational Therapy/Therapist X
HISTORY
History, General X
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other X
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Mathematics, General X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Biological and Physical Sciences X
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other X
Science, Technology and Society X
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES
Kinesiology and Exercise Science X
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Philosophy X
Religion/Religious Studies X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Chemistry, General X
Geology/Earth Science, General X
Physics, General X
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology, General X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Economics, General X
Economics, Other X
Political Economy X
Political Science and Government, General X
Sociology X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Art/Art Studies, General X
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General X
Music Management X
Music Performance, General X
Music, General X

University of Puget Sound Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
IES Merit-Based Scholarship for Under-Represented Students Up to $5,000 April 01, 2017
National Merit Scholarship - Univ. of Puget Sound Up to $2,000 March 01, 2017
Matelich Scholarship 100% of tuition December 15, 2016
Lillis Scholarship $100 December 15, 2016

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