University of Puget Sound: Review & Facts

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University of Puget Sound is a small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 2,855 students enrolled. This college was established in 1888 and is one of the 9 colleges located in Tacoma, Washington.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
43
Bachelor's degree, master's degree, and doctoral degree are available at University of Puget Sound.

University of Puget Sound implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers enrollment in 43 majors. The most popular concentrations are Biology, Political Science, Management, Business, and Foreign Languages. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other schools.
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
86%
University of Puget Sound student retention rate is high at 86% (well above Washington average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students love their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at University of Puget Sound is good: 78%.

Student to faculty ratio at University of Puget Sound is pretty good, 12:1. Read more details regarding faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$40,400
Average tuition prices are extremely high - about $40,100 annually. The additional fees at University of Puget Sound (not included in tuition costs) are roughly $300, which comes to a total of $40,400 a year.

Read the details about University of Puget Sound additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
54%
According to government data, 6,878 applications were submitted and 3,696 were accepted; so it is not very hard to get admitted at this school.

The school will consider accepting your advanced placement credits at entry.

Find out more about admissions as well applicants test score stats at University of Puget Sound in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$5,700
University of Puget Sound offers study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at University of Puget Sound, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D-
University of Puget Sound provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates around 1,700 students, which provides a decent on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is reasonable - around $5,700 per year.

Army ROTC programs are available at University of Puget Sound. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, University of Puget Sound appears to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

University of Puget Sound Location and Maps



Post Address: University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner Street, Tacoma, Washington 98416, USA
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