The University of Puget Sound is a private, church-affiliated university. Founded in 1888, it became a four-year college in 1913 and gained university status in 1960. It is larger than most small colleges, with more than 50 academic majors, an academically competitive student body and opportunities for students to engage in independent research, internships and interdisciplinary programs, such as Asian studies and international political economy. The northwest offers recreational opportunities in the mountains, 30 miles from campus and on the Sound, three miles away. Its 97-acre campus, with Tudor Gothic red brick buildings constructed during the 1950s and 1960s, is located in Tacoma, 35 miles from Seattle.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
1,728
Undergraduates
725
Men - 41.9%
996
Women - 57.6%
312
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
83% of 5,345 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
Not reported
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.59
SAT Math
621 average
570-690 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
636 average
600-700 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
29 average
27-32 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$78,190
Tuition and Fees
$59,636
Room and Board
$15,040
Average Percent of Need Met
84%
Average Freshman Award
$44,708
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,854
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
199
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
27%
10-19
48%
20-29
20%
30-39
3%
40-49
0%
50-99
1%
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Tacoma Population
219,945
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Seattle
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
64% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
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Sororities
22% of women participate
Fraternities
23% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.3%
Asian
6.8%
Black/African-American
3%
Hispanic/Latino
11.6%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
8.7%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.6%
White
66.3%
Unknown
2.7%
International Students
0.6% from 8 countries
First-Year Students Returning
78.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
69.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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