University of Puget Sound Overview
Located in Tacoma, Washington, University of Puget Sound is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
What Is University of Puget Sound Known For?
- The 1% student loan default rate at Puget Sound is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Puget Sound.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 82% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, Puget Sound bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $52,700 a year. That's about 29% more than their peers at other schools.
- It takes the average Puget Sound student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.
University of Puget Sound Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Puget Sound.
Where Is University of Puget Sound?
Contact details for Puget Sound are given below.
|Address:||1500 N. Warner Street, Tacoma, WA 98416|
How Do I Get Into Puget Sound?
You can apply to Puget Sound online at: www.pugetsound.edu/admission/apply/
Admission Requirements for Puget Sound
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||neither required nor recommended|
|TOEFL||neither required nor recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Puget Sound?
Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 80%, and the acceptance rate for women is 87%.
Can I Afford University of Puget Sound?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Puget Sound, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $8,435 a year. That adds up to $33,740 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Puget Sound is 1.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
University of Puget Sound Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 309 graduate students at the school.
Of the 2,271 full-time undergraduates at Puget Sound, 41% are male and 59% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Puget Sound students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||42|
|Hispanic or Latino||229|
Washington students aren't the only ones who study at University of Puget Sound. At this time, 39 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 9 countries are represented at Puget Sound. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Canada, and South Korea.
University of Puget Sound Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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