Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB-
- Campus FoodB
- Student LifeC+
University of Puget Sound is ...
NCAA Division III (with football)
University of Puget Sound Rankings
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.39 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Business Administration and Management76Graduates
- Kinesiology and Exercise Science43Graduates
- International Relations and National Security Studies37Graduates
- Spanish Language and Literature34Graduates
- Cellular Biology31Graduates
- Political Science and Government31Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responsesReport
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.48 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.64 responses
After University of Puget Sound
- Very Good260
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.
- Recent Alumnus
- Sep 11 2015
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.
- College Freshman
- Nov 22 2015
I'm a psychology major and I haven't had a bad teacher in this department. I'm also an english minor, and in that department as well, not a bad teacher yet. In general, I just haven't really had any bad teachers. They're always nice and willing to answer your questions. They're always avaible during office hours and they're all extremely knowledgeable about their topic. Overall, UPS has incredible academics. Sometimes the work load gets to be a bit much but it's worth it. The classes are interesting and entertaining, even the homework isn't really that bad even when there's a lot of it. Even registration isn't bad, I know a lot of people at other schools complain about it, but here it's not that bad. There's few enough students that you can generally get what you want and even if you don't, teachers are usually pretty willing to let you in anyways, if there's space in the class room. UPS is just an amazing school. Great teachers, great classes, great everything!
- College Sophomore
- July 10 2013