University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, Washington
4-year Private university

Overview

University of Puget Sound is a private institution established in 1888 with urban setting located at Tacoma. It is ranked 68 in National Liberal Arts Colleges in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $49,776 (2018). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,413. It practices semester-based academic calendar.

#68 in Natioanl Liberal Arts College
Setting
Urban
Location Tacoma, Washington
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1888
Selectivity Very Low
Size Small
2,413 Undergraduates

Learning

11:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Social Sciences
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • 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
  • 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

Cost

$65,616
Cost of Attendance
$37,352
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $49,776
Outstate Tuition Fee $49,776
Room and Board Fees $12,540
$49,000 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation

Applying

79% (Very Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Minimally Difficult
$50 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.55 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp

For International Students

80 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

English is a primary language

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Dec
01
Early Action Deadline
Nov
15
Early Decision Deadline
Jan
01
Early Decision II Deadline
Jan
15
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Jul
01
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Jan
15
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
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Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$35,650 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$29,392 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $65,616
100% Students with need received Financial Aid
79% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application --
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Available
Trustee Scholarship
Total Worth $13,000 - $24,000
Eligibility incoming undergraduates
Minimum Criteria Based on the student's overall admission application, including standardized test scores and academic performance in high school or college.
Requirement for maintenance maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
President's Scholarship
Total Worth $13,000 - $24,000
Eligibility incoming undergraduates
Minimum Criteria Based on the student's overall admission application, including standardized test scores and academic performance in high school or college.
Requirement for maintenance maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
Dean's Scholarship
Total Worth $13,000 - $24,000
Eligibility incoming undergraduates
Minimum Criteria Based on the student's overall admission application, including standardized test scores and academic performance in high school or college.
Requirement for maintenance maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Art Scholarships
Total Worth $3,500 per year
Details Awarded to students who plan to major in the visual arts or art history, Deadline:January 15
Forensics Scholarship
Total Worth $1,000-$3,000 per year
Details Recipients will compete in intercollegiate speech and debate events. Deadline: January 15

Students

2,413 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
86% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
78% Students graduate within 6 years