If you are planning on applying to University of Puget Sound, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is January 15 and the fee for the application costs $65.
Students who apply to University of Puget Sound for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than March 15.
Here's an overiew of some of University of Puget Sound's admissions stats.
|University of Puget Sound 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.6|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||19%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||31%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||20%|
These are the application deadlines for University of Puget Sound.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Yes||November 1||December 15|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||November 1||January 15|
|Regular Decision||Yes||January 1||March 15|
University of Puget Sound offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. University of Puget Sound will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.
The early decision acceptance rate at University of Puget Sound is 51%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 88%. In 2022, University of Puget Sound admitted 53 of the 104 students who applied early decision.
Some students apply early to college in hopes that it will boost their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of admission, since it shows that you are very interested in a school.
➡️ Find a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
It is moderately difficult to get into University of Puget Sound. University of Puget Sound evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, University of Puget Sound accepted 88% of all applicants, about 4,437 from the 5,025 applicants.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like University of Puget Sound, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
University of Puget Sound has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.
Curious about the factors that are considered by University of Puget Sound during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with University of Puget Sound for more information on admission factors.
To apply to University of Puget Sound, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with University of Puget Sound's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||√|
Students admitted to University of Puget Sound have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.
Out of all students that were admitted, 41% submitted a class rank. At University of Puget Sound 19% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 52% were in the top 25% and 88% were in the top 50%.
At University of Puget Sound, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||35.22%|
|3.50 and 3.74||21.18%|
|3.25 and 3.49||17.49%|
|3.00 and 3.24||11.33%|
|2.50 and 2.9||9.11%|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to University of Puget Sound directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
University of Puget Sound considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
University of Puget Sound is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 31% of University of Puget Sound's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 20% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other University of Puget Sound applicants, you should strive to score between 0 and 0 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Puget Sound 25% of admitted students scored higher than 0 and 25% of scored lower than 0, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Puget Sound students scored 670 or higher and 75% of students scored 580 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Puget Sound students scored 700 or higher, and 75% scored a 580 or higher.
To be most competitive at University of Puget Sound, you should strive to earn between 27 and 32 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Puget Sound's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.
A 27 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Puget Sound students. Only one out of every four students scored below 27.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of Puget Sound.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is March 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in University of Puget Sound during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to University of Puget Sound?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of Puget Sound.
Does University of Puget Sound accept transfer credits?
✅ University of Puget Sound accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does University of Puget Sound accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ University of Puget Sound accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits but does not accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to University of Puget Sound?
❌ No, University of Puget Sound is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is University of Puget Sound's acceptance rate?
✅ University of Puget Sound has an acceptance rate of 88%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at University of Puget Sound?
✅ University of Puget Sound's early decision acceptance rate was 51% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into University of Puget Sound? University of Puget Sound is a somewhat selective institution. The University of Puget Sound acceptance rate is 88%. This means that the institution accepts 88 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer 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
32 and Above
27 to 32
27 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of Puget Sound is 29. Students with an ACT score of 32 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Puget Sound. Students with an ACT score that falls between 27 and 32 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 27 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At University of Puget Sound, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.56. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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