#4 Best Private Colleges in Washington

University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, Washington

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University of Puget Sound overview
Location Tacoma, Washington
Online pugetsound.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
University of Puget Sound overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Tacoma, Washington, University of Puget Sound is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 5,025 prospective students applied, and 4,437 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 409 enrolled in the school.  2,084 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 89 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $55,390 plus fees of $280. University of Puget Sound is ranked 181 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2023 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












University of Puget Sound is rated within the top 30% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Very High
University of Puget Sound overview
SAT 1150/1370
ACT 26/32
GPA 3.56

Applications Accepted

University of Puget Sound overview
Applications Due Jan 15, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $60

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for University of Puget Sound
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$280
Room and Board $13,950
Budget for Other Expenses$2,514
Total One Year Cost$73,134

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$57,600 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

73% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Puget Sound students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 21%
Business 11%
Biology 9%
English and Literature 9%
Visual and Performing Arts 9%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=236328 IPEDS survey data for University of Puget Sound.

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