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University of Puget Sound Student Life

University of Puget Sound is on a 97-acre campus in an urban setting in Tacoma, Washington, not far from Seattle. University of Puget Sound has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

University of Puget Sound also has fraternities and sororities.

University of Puget Sound has a thriving Puget Sound Outdoors. In fact, more students participate in Puget Sound Outdoors than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at University of Puget Sound include Repertory Dance Group, Ka Ohana me ke Aloha, Student Theatre Productions and Relay for Life.

The University of Puget Sound community comes together each year for Log Jam (opening weekend of fall semester), Ka Ohana me ke Aloha Luau/Spring Family Weekend and Midnight Breakfast.

Does University of Puget Sound Offer Student Housing?

University of Puget Sound offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most University of Puget Sound students live off campus. In 2021, 11% of undergrads at University of Puget Sound lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 89% of students lived off-campus or commuted to University of Puget Sound. There are 1,741 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,898 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 178 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

University of Puget Sound offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

University of Puget Sound Athletics

At University of Puget Sound there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at University of Puget Sound:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Golf NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 2
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Tennis NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Track And Field NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Fencing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Ice Hockey Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Lacrosse Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 3
Rugby Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Sailing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Ultimate Frisbee Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Club Teamsheerleading Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Crew Intercollegiate Sport NCAA Division 3
Basketball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Soccer NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3

Is University of Puget Sound Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

University of Puget Sound is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The University of Puget Sound campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

University of Puget Sound offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to University of Puget Sound

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to University of Puget Sound, take Interstate 5 to Tacoma, WA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Seattle-Tacoma International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Washington you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore University of Puget Sound's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

University of Puget Sound Students

60%

Women

40%

Men

96%

Full Time

4%

Part Time

29%

In State

71%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

66%

10%

9%

8%

3%

2%

1%

1%

0.26%

Undergraduate Students

1,898

Graduate Students

312

Non-Resident / International Students

10

University of Puget Sound Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,210

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

86%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$55,670

Out-of-State

$55,670

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
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