University of Puget Sound

680 reviews
  1. Tacoma, WA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C+
University of Puget Sound is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northwest Conference
Address
1500 N. Warner Street
Tacoma, WA 98416

University of Puget Sound Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
79%
SAT Range
1110-1330
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$38,590/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $32,409/ year
  • $30-48k
    $32,368/ year
  • $49-75k
    $36,614/ year
  • $76-110k
    $39,013/ year
  • $110k+
    $39,526/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.27 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.25 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.25 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,525Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
12%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Passionate
    56%
  • Boring Hipster
    11%
  • Great conversation partners
    11%
  • Lazy
    11%
  • Try to hard to be what they think is cool
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.38 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.54 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Hipster
    33%
  • Place of growth and self discovery
    33%
  • Pretty
    22%
  • Perfect
    11%

After University of Puget Sound

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
76%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
58%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.12 responses

Reviews

680 reviews
  • Excellent
    66
  • Very Good
    260
  • Average
    267
  • Poor
    56
  • Terrible
    31
The small class sizes and intimate relationships formed with professors are fellow students are important experiences that may not be as easily attained at a larger university. However, even with extensive scholarships, I chose a college with extremely high tuition, and I regret not looking into schools with more funding.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago
People have a lot of pride in being a Logger, the campus is beautiful, and the professors are awesome.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
The University of Puget Sound is overall a great place to attend school. The outdoor vibe of the university makes it unique. Greenery is everywhere. Diverse students also make up the population of the university, with a plethora of extra-curricualrs and clubs for students to join and participate in. The professors are very approachable with the student's well-being and understanding of the topics being their top priority. Classes are small so there is a lot of one-on-one time with the professor. The neighborhood surrounding the university is also very good with everything mostly in walking distance and a lot of activities to be done in the area. If given the chance to do it all over, I would choose this school again without any doubts.
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago