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
2,299
Undergraduates
938
Men - 40.8%
1,362
Women - 59.2%
309
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
84% of 5,182 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.57
SAT Math
560-680 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
590-690 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25-30 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$68,156
Tuition and Fees
$51,750
Room and Board
$13,000
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Freshman Award
$40,565
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$36,290
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
229
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
15%
10-19
46%
20-29
31%
30-39
6%
40-49
1%
50-99
1%
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Seattle Population
203,446
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Seattle
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
67% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
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Loggers
Sororities
25% of women participate
Fraternities
25% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2%
Asian
6.8%
Black/African-American
1.9%
Hispanic/Latino
10.1%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
9.7%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.5%
White
67.8%
Unknown
3.1%
International Students
0.4%
First-Year Students Returning
80.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
65.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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