Founded in 1888 in a vibrant port city in the Pacific Northwest, University of Puget Sound is an independent, residential, and predominantly undergraduate liberal arts college, with graduate programs in education and health sciences. Our beautiful 97-acre campus supports connection with the world it serves, from the tide flats of Tacoma to the Pacific Rim and beyond. A Puget Sound education is rooted in an inspiring confluence of histories and cultures and ideas, and centered on our 2,300 students who are open-minded, outward-reaching, and passionate about putting their educations to work. Guided by our motto To the Heights, we seek to educate the whole person, and to give each student space to discover and room to rise to meet new challenges both locally and globally. Puget Sound offers a small community of independent thinkers, a launch pad for adventurers, and an incubator for entrepreneurs. We are makers, shakers, and doers—and we never stop learning.
University of Puget Sound is a private, nonprofit school in the city of Tacoma, Washington. University of Puget Sound was founded in 1888. The college enrolls around 2,178 students a year, including 1,866 undergraduates.
It is moderately difficult to get into University of Puget Sound. In 2022, University of Puget Sound accepted 88% of applicants. In 2022, 4,437 out of 5,025 total applicants were accepted.
|University of Puget Sound Admissions Facts At-A-Glance|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||88%|
|Early Decision Acceptance Rate||51%|
|Early Action Acceptance Rate||EA Offered but % not available|
|Applicants Submitting SAT scores||31%|
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University of Puget Sound is locatedin the city of Tacoma, Washington, near the city of Seattle.
If you would like to see University of Puget Sound for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 5 to Tacoma, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Seattle-Tacoma International.
You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what University of Puget Sound and Tacoma are like without leaving home.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Puget Sound is Jan 15.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Puget Sound is Mar 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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Wondering what life at University of Puget Sound is like? There are approximately 2,178 students enrolled at University of Puget Sound, including 1,866 undergraduate students and 312 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 29% percent are from WA and 71% percent of students are from other states.
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