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Colleges / University of Puget Sound

University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, WA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate88%

About University of Puget Sound

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 university in the city of Tacoma, Washington. University of Puget Sound was founded in 1888. The college currently enrolls around 2,178 students a year, including 1,866 undergraduate students.

University of Puget Sound Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into University of Puget Sound. The acceptance rate at University of Puget Sound is 88%. 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
Average GPA 3.6
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 31%

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University of Puget Sound is located in the city of Tacoma, Washington, near Seattle.

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University of Puget Sound Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

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.

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University of Puget Sound SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

570 - 670


Reading SAT Range

580 - 700

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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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