University of Puget Sound Rankings

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In the World#1886 of 14178
In North America#576 of 2629
In the United States#526 of 2528
In Washington#11 of 57
In Tacoma#1 of 5

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
84%
Avg. cost to attend
$39,011 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
2,299
Graduates
309
Male:Female Ratio
38:62
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
pugetsound.edu

University of Puget Sound Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate84%79%87%
Applicants5,1822,1882,994
Admissions4,3431,7262,617
Freshmen enrolled full time615256359

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
SAT/ACT Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White1741 (67%)
Hispanic263 (10%)
Two or more races236 (9%)
Asian198 (8%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown93 (4%)
Black or African American46 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander12 (0.5%)
Nonresident Alien10 (0.4%)
American Indian or Alaska Native4 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$39,011/year
Average aid awarded
$26,508
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$26,828
$30-48K$25,500
$48-75K$31,976
$75-110K$35,410
$110K+$42,141

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$51,470$35,800
Tuition in-state$51,470$35,800
Tuition out-of-state$51,470$35,800
Fee in-district$270
Fee in-state$270
Fee out-of-state$270

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity1,726
Combined charge for room and board$13,570
Room charge$7,020
Meal charge$6,550

University of Puget Sound Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Psychology, General64
Business Administration and Management, General59
Biology & Biological Sciences, General43
Physical Therapy & Therapist38
Political Economy36
Occupational Therapy & Therapist32
Political Science and Government, General24
Education, General23
Computer Science21
Biological and Physical Sciences19
Economics, General19
Cell & Cellular and Molecular Biology19
Speech Communication and Rhetoric18
Sociology and Anthropology18
History, General17
Kinesiology and Exercise Science17
Creative Writing16
American Government and Politics (United States15
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services15
English Language and Literature, General14
Mathematics, General13
Physics, General11
Biochemistry11
Religion & Religious Studies10
Geology & Earth Science, General10
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General9
Science, Technology and Society8
International Business & Trade & Commerce7
Spanish Language and Literature7
Music, General7
Painting7
Sculpture5
Chemistry, General5
Japanese Language and Literature5
Management Information Systems, General5
Music Performance, General4
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General4
Art & Art Studies, General4
German Language and Literature4
Philosophy4
Chinese Language and Literature3
African-American & Black Studies2
Curriculum and Instruction2
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other1
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics1
Printmaking1
Music Teacher Education1
French Language and Literature1
Grand Total5697238
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate76%70%81%
  • Full-time retention rate - 81%

Publications & Citations

Publications
2,076
Citations
36,514

Publication count by topic

Psychology
303
Biology
199
Sociology
189
Medicine
161
Economics
160
Political science
134
History
101
Art
98
Computer science
98
Mathematics
78
Geography
75
Business
67
Geology
66
Philosophy
62
Chemistry
57
Physics
50
Environmental science
32
Materials science
29
Engineering
21

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Philosophy561433
History605347
Art804146
Sociology10431,821
Political science1092807
Geology11611,656
Psychology11868,216
Economics13871,582
Geography1450858
Biology160410,596
Business1718944
Medicine20853,158
Physics2546429
Mathematics2812604
Chemistry29941,533
Environmental science3014240
Computer science3281556
Materials science3374458
Engineering3710125

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199025113
19917126
199222148
199318155
199431177
199523193
199625229
199726230
199824328
199929326
200022405
200128460
200232476
200327513
200436609
200534728
200651835
200759996
2008531286
2009711509
20101101583
20111271783
20121002065
20131492254
2014892628
20151292481
20161062319
2017712332
2018732058
2019702227
2020642444

General info

Alternative namesUPS
Founded1888
WikipediaUniversity of Puget Sound
MottoTo the heights
Colorsmaroon, white
Academic CalendarAugust to May. Also Summer Session (May - August)
Total FTE staff667
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address1500 N. Warner Street
Tacoma, Washington, 98416
United States
City population198,000
Phone2538793100
Fax+1 (253) 879 3993

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