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University of Puget Sound

School Profile

  • University of Puget SoundPrivate Four-year Liberal Arts College/University in Tacoma, WA
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Accreditation: Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 2,577
First-year Undergraduate Students: 676
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 2,566
Graduate Students: 281

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Art - General
  • Bachelor of Asian Studies
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Cellular/Molecular Biology
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Classics
  • Bachelor of Communications/Rhetoric
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Exercise Sciences
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of International Economics
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Music - General Performance
  • Bachelor of Music Management/Merchandising
  • Bachelor of Music Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Natural Sciences
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Science, Technology & Society
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $35,635
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $35,635

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT: Required
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 550
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 213
  • Minimum Internet-Based TOEFL score: 80
  • TOEFL (paper) average score: 602
  • Average TOEFL Score (Computer-based): 250
  • TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 100


Member: NCAA
Team name: Loggers


  • Ranked #81 National Liberal Arts Colleges
  • Ranked #102 High School Counselor Rankings
  • Ranked #24 Occupational Therapy
  • Ranked #69 Physical Therapy

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Admissions Address

1500 North Warner Street
Tacoma, WA 98416-1062
(253) 879-3211
(800) 396-7191
Fax: (253) 879-3993
Contact: George Mills
Vice President for Enrollment

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity more selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 52%
Early decision acceptance rate 82%
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 52%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 6,586
Female applicants 3,896
Male applicants 2,690
Applicants accepted 3,448
Female applicants accepted 2,122
Male applicants accepted 1,326
Freshman enrollment 625
Female freshman enrollment 355
Male freshman enrollment 270
Early decision applicants 151
Early decision applicants accepted 124
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 569
Students accepting place on wait list 246
Students accepted from wait list 146

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 56%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 100%
Average high school GPA 3.5
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.3-3.8

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 82%
SAT Critical Reading average score 624
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 570-680
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 605
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 560-660
SAT Writing average score 612
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 560-670
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 50%
Average ACT Composite score 27
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 26-30
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 26-31
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 24-29

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