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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Great academics and athletic opportunities. School is small though, wish it was bigger to be able to meet new people.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The University of Puget Sound is a generally very inclusive, welcoming place. While the academics are demanding, the professors are very accessible and happy to help.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The Campus ans visiting the school was the one aspect that made me believe that I belonged at this college. Even with visiting more colleges I would still choose the same college all over again.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love my school because of the size of it. It is not a big school so the classroom sizes are small and very personal with your professors. Many students including myself feel very comfortable asking our professors questions after class and to get help when need be. Since our class sizes are so small, the professor encourages to come in the get help if you need it since there are less people to work with. There are also many clubs and activities on campus that are great to be a part of and to get to know more people in a smaller environment.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It is very accepting of a wide assortment of people

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've loved my college experience so far. Although my school wasn't my first choice, it only took me a few days of being there to realize that I was very happy that my first choice denied me. The students and the teachers at my school make every day interesting and fun.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of places nearby, that students can walk to. They are reasonably priced.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The quality of the food is good, especially for a college. However, there is not much variety. Still, an individual can vary it themselves if they are willing to spend more time and energy to do so.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The campus is smaller, so its easy to get to all classes, however I love living on campus, as it offers more of the college feel, with roommates and activities happening on campus. My dorm does outdoor themed activities, to get people to learn about each other.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It could be better. Could be worse.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Average I guess? There aren't that many relationships on campus.

3 College Freshman

Administration: I don't really feel their presence at all. Whether that's a good thing or not I'm not quite sure.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: It literally just revolves around the greek life. There should be more activities that are not greek sponsored.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are a lot of stations in "the sub", however there is a lot of repetition and if one station is closed it really makes a difference. Since the school is so small there is really only one large cafeteria. There are two cafes and one dinner kind of place .

2 College Freshman

Athletics: We have most of the big sports, however they are all d3. If you're looking for a big sports program this is not the place for you. Sports is not a big part of the social scene nor the social structure.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: The teams at this school that are good do not get enough support (such as the soccer teams), and the teams that are not very good (such as the football team) get the most support, which does not make much sense.

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2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I do not think the local food in the area is good. Besides the metropolitan market, I do not think there are very many healthy options around the school, unless you go to downtown Tacoma. The food is not of very high quality and it is very unhealthy food, such as Mexican and taco restaurants, bad asian food, and unhealthy breakfast foods.

3 College Freshman

Administration: I have not been on other campuses as a college student, so I would not know how our security compares to that of other colleges, but so far I think that the idea is to keep the campus safe, but still to allow students to have fun. I think that having all the fraternities dry should not be a policy in place, but I think it does serve a purpose.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received a decent amount of money from the school, but would like to have received more, as the school is still very expensive.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The party scene is not much more extreme than the party scene back in high school. I do think Greek Life helps and makes the parties more fun, but it's not too crazy, which is a good thing. I do think the party scene has a positive impact on the student's experience, as many people meet others and connect with others on a more "real" level, as when people are at parties they often take down their "wall" and are their true selves. On the other hand, I feel that since this school is so small, situations during the week from weekend encounters could become uncomfortable.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are not enough food options. There needs to be a greater variety of simple food options, such as daily soups. In addition, certain stations, such as the Asian food bar, do not have good food even compared to the other stations.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Cleanliness could be better, as well as the furniture, but overall spaciousness and structure is fair.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are two areas with dining and shopping within walking distance: Proctor and 6th Ave. There are supermarkets, pizza, burrito places, coffee shops. People tend to go off campus only if they have a car even though it is technically walkable.

4 College Freshman

Majors: As an art major, I have so far been really happy with the classes here. Definitely some added expense for materials though.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are great career services and an alumni network if you take advantage of it. The school puts on Career fairs where nearby companies come by for students to talk to about applying. Many people do internships over summers. You do have to make an effort though.

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There are days when it will be raining and you will have piles of homework and a to-do list the length of shopping receipt, and you will ask yourself how you got tricked into attending this school. But then there will be moments when you will have a completely unique experience that will make up for all the dreary days put together. You may find yourself on Orcas Island with the sailing team or shaking your hips during the school-wide luau or snowshoeing on Mount Ranier or watching street performers at Pike Place or volunteering at Project Homeless Connect. You may find yourself talking to a local entrepreneur or handpicking blueberries or riding the ferry to the Tipi camp on Vashon Island, and that is when you will know that you made the right choice.

Sometimes students wonder what it would be like to attend a larger state school, but the community that comes with a smaller population is irreplaceable. Because one interacts with their fellow classmates in all walks of life, from the classroom to the dance studio or football field, an intimacy results that would otherwise be less likely at a larger school. Such intimacy is promoted through the classroom as well, with class sizes ranging from 8 (in the upper levels) to 30 (at the largest). With this comes a great opportunity for networking. This may also help explain the overall respect and friendliness students have toward one another, realizing that fellow peers may have a shared interest or important contact. On a similar note, what is starkly different from high school is the lack of hierarchies and drama. Students respect one another and are friendly regardless of any characteristic differences. There aren’t really popular groups, as students tend to have a wide variety of friends rather than a small clique of friends.

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