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Reviews 623 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: There is something for everyone, whether it be varsity sports or club sports.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in a newly updated building so the bathrooms and communal areas are nice and new. My dorm is also really big but I know of people who have really small dorms. The rooms are pretty inconsistent between building and even within the same building. The cleanliness depends on the other people who live on the floor but there are cleaning people that come every week day.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Freshman can't go through recruitment until second semester so that hasn't happened yet but I'm planning to go through it. Some people see the greek houses as snobby but overall people are impartial to whether or not a person is in a house or not. People in the houses are very active throughout the school and have plenty of friends outside of the greek circle.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: There isn't a lot of school spirit when it comes to the sports. Minimal students make appearances at games and if they do, it's not for the whole game. The facilities are decent but a few are currently getting redone.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I've had a great semester. All my teachers were great and helpful in school and in the transition into college. it was easy for me to make friends at this school but there is a style and attitude that people at this school have that I don't really have so sometimes I feel out of place.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This place is not only drop dead gorgeous, it's unbelievably welcoming and friendly. The food is great. Some dorms are better than others but even the older ones are adequate and the newer ones are AWESOME!

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Only a big deal if you make it so

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports are not a priority

3 College Junior

Athletics: We're a D3 school so nothing major sports wise. The games were decent to attend though, sometimes fun.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I transferred because it was very expensive and I felt that the university didn't put effort and financial support toward my program. Example being two of my voice teachers left the school within my first two years of attendance. I made some good friends, that was probably the best part.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Something you notice when you move here is that everyone is extremely considerate and people are always holding doors open for you if you come up behind them. I feel so a lot more willing to speak up or introduce myself to people because of the general atmosphere of kindness. The campus and surrounding area is very beautiful, and it's widely encouraged to go out and enjoy the outdoors through Puget Sound Outdoors club or with field trips for your classes. The professors are all very smart and the majority of them are good teachers. A lot of them are amazing! The student body can generally be divided up into hipsters, athletes, and hippies, but it also seems like everyone here has or does something cool and unusual. Tons of people here have already done a lot of traveling abroad and student activism is becoming a very big part of student life.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors really seem to enjoy their work, and the classes are challenging without being overwhelming.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The campus has a great social life. Alumni love us

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Overall the campus, professors, and people were wonderful. I've never seen grass greener and better taken care of anywhere else in the world, the professors I had (Joshi & Gibson specifically) were incredible passionate, and most people there were welcoming (and pretty much all from California). However, the city of Tacoma was quite the disappointment. Locals call it Tacompton and avoid certain areas as there are gangs. Ease of getting off-campus without a car can be very challenging and ends up being quite pricey with renting a Zipcar (which is conveniently located on campus). For me, the price of the school and the unsafe city it was located in ended up being a deciding factor and I left the University.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: University of Puget Sound is the total experience. You'll find world-class professors in every department, who not only love their topics, but love teaching and are great at it! Even better - the academic atmosphere extends beyond the classroom. Puget Sound students love to learn, discuss what they are learning, and apply it. The campus also has a strong focus on diversity and offers numerous opportunities to actively engage in important social topics effecting our culture and the world today. I miss the Puget Sound community, with all of it's intellectualism and social justice minded individuals. I have yet to find such a stimulating community anywhere else.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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