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University of Puget Sound is a private not-for-profit institution located in Tacoma, Washington. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

1 Undergraduate Degrees
40 Graduate Degrees
$45,410 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
84% Acceptance Rate

Where Is University of Puget Sound?

Location of University of Puget Sound

Contact details for Puget Sound are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1500 N. Warner Street, Tacoma, WA 98416
Phone: 253-879-3100
Website: www.pugetsound.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/univpugetsound
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/univpugetsound

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

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores neither required nor recommended
TOEFL neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Puget Sound?

84% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
Puget Sound has an acceptance rate of 84%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

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?

$45,410 Net Price
51% Take Out Loans
1.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Puget Sound is $45,410. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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

2,271 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,299 undergraduate students at Puget Sound, with 2,271 being full-time and 28 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Puget Sound

There are also 309 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,271 full-time undergraduates at Puget Sound, 41% are male and 59% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Puget Sound

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Puget Sound students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Puget Sound Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 155
Black or African American 42
Hispanic or Latino 229
White 1,532
International Students 10
Other Races/Ethnicities 303

Geographic Diversity

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 Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
General Education 0 23 23
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0 15 15
Curriculum & Instruction 0 2 2
Music Education 1 0 1
TOTAL 1 40 41

References

*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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