1500 N. Warner Street Tacoma, WA 98416 253-879-3211
http://www.pugetsound.edu admission@ups.edu
About University of Puget Sound
  • Year of Foundation 1888
  • Size of Campus 97 cres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master, Post Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 2,604
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 58% 42% 71%OUS
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State 30,425
  • Room and Board
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $40
  • Enrollment No. 2,531
Puget Sound is a highly selective liberal arts college in the Pacific Northwest. It's a place where people come together to learn, to make lasting connections, to plunge into a sea of ideas, and to begin to scale the challenges of the world ahead. An intellectual atmosphere, an energized academic community, a beautiful campus in a vibrant city, and a depth of opportunities to reach out, connect, and explore, Puget Sound is the result of a unique confluence of the elements.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frat chapter houses 4
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Diversity Theme Year, First Friday Log Jam, Homecoming, Campus Music Network Concerts, Cultural Events Series, Hawaiian Luau, Pierce Lectures, Film and Theatre Society, Foolish Pleasures Student Film Festival, Infinite Monkeys Theatre Festival
  • Number of students in fraternities 4
  • Percent students who are frat members 22%
  • Number of honor societies Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Mortar Board, numerous discipline-specific honoraries
  • Number of sororities 4
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Catholic Campus Ministry, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Christian Science Organization, Jewish Student Organization, LDS at Puget Sound, Lighthouse, Pagan Student Alliance, United Methodist Fellowship, Religious Organi
  • Other on-campus organizations 1%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 23%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Black Student Union, Asian and Pacific American Student Union, Community for Hispanic Awareness, Empowering People of Color, Hui-O-Hawaii, International Club, Mixed Race Generation, Womens Voices, Bi, Gay, Lesbian, Allies f
  • Setting Suburban
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 4
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, other
Transportation
  • Distance to nearest bus Tacoma (4)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Sea-Tac (25)
  • Distance to nearest train Tacoma (5)
Student Housing
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 14%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 0%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 22%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 77
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 3%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 42%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 1%
  • Number of students using college housing 60%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (59%), women's dorms (5%), sorority housing (8%), fraternity housing (8%), special housing for disabled students (0%), other housing options (20%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 54%
Campus Services
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 506,419
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance, other
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help study skills
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 240
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 17,063
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 70
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Subscriptions 10,732
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Computer Courses No
  • Library Facilities 100%
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 1,000
  • Number Of Microforms 356,705
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 20
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Museums Art gallery, sculpture building (completed September 2003), natural history museum, greenhouse, transmission and scanning electron microscopes, spectrophotometer, X-ray diffractometer and spectrometer, microcomputer lab, sedimentology lab, thin section pre
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number of e-books 18,980
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 44
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 2,000
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Seattle University @ Pacific Lutheran University)
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 25%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Microsoft, Boeing, Goldman Sachs, Russell Investment Group, Japan Consulate, Peace Corps, Hitachi Consulting, Teach for America, Ames International, Guy Carpenter, Quellos
  • Student Employment Federal
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities City