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University of Puget Sound

Quick Stats
Acceptance Rate
Admissions Selectivity
Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
Category
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Overview
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Acceptance Rate

83.9%

Acceptance Rate by Gender

Percent of Applicants

Tuition & Fees

$48,090

Average Salary in 10 Years

$59,100
Note: 10 years after enrolling at University of Puget Sound

University of Puget Sound is located in Tacoma, Washington. It is a small private not-for-profit school and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 2,413 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is selective with an acceptance rate of 83.9%.

Popular majors include Social Sciences, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Psychology, and Visual and Performing Arts. 78% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $40,200.

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About
🗺 1500 North Warner Street
Tacoma, Washington 98416
🌐 www.pugetsound.edu
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Admissions
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University of Puget Sound has around 5,958 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 12% decide to enroll at University of Puget Sound. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 5,958 applicants 42% are men and 58% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 136 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 74 men.

University of Puget Sound's acceptance rate is 83.9%. The acceptance rate for men is 80.1% and the acceptance rate for women is 86.9%.

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Applicants
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Who applies to University of Puget Sound?

Number of Applicants

5,958

Number of Applicants per Spot

10
per spot

Male Applicants

42%

Female Applicants

58%
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Acceptance Rate
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Getting into University of Puget Sound

University of Puget Sound Acceptance Rate

83.9%

Getting in

Less Selective

Male Acceptance Rate

80.1%

Female Acceptance Rate

86.9%
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School Popularity
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Do Students Want to Go to University of Puget Sound?

University of Puget Sound Admissions Yield

12%
of accepted students choose to go to University of Puget Sound

Male Admissions Yield

13%

Female Admissions Yield

11%
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Application
Admission Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Record Required
Complete High School Recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
College Requirements
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Graduation Rate
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Graduation Rate

78%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

72%

Women Graduation Rate

82%

Undergrad Graduation Rate

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Cost
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Can you afford to attend University of Puget Sound?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$37,324
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$48,090
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$60,210
per year

In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$60,210
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$26,696
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$284
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of University of Puget Sound would expect to pay over 10 years.

Will you be able to pay off your debt?

1%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

University of Puget Sound Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

100%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

44%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at University of Puget Sound you can visit www.pugetsound.edu/admission/tuition-aid-scholarships/.

University of Puget Sound Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $60,210
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $60,210
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Career & Salary
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How much money will you make after graduating from University of Puget Sound?

University of Puget Sound students, on average, make $59,100 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 10% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from University of Puget Sound

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at University of Puget Sound. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

How much will your income increase each year?

10.1%
in early to mid-career Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at University of Puget Sound.

Median Earnings of Students from University of Puget Sound

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at University of Puget Sound.

Male Students: Average Earnings from University of Puget Sound

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at University of Puget Sound.

Female Students: Average Earnings from University of Puget Sound

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at University of Puget Sound.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at University of Puget Sound

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at University of Puget Sound.
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Return on Education
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend University of Puget Sound? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.0x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at University of Puget Sound. Salary is for the number of years after you start at University of Puget Sound. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

0.9x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at University of Puget Sound. Salary is for the number of years after you start at University of Puget Sound. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

Tuition vs. Earnings

Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.
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Teaching
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Student-Faculty Ratio

11
students per faculty

Average Professional Salary

$111,434
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-High
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Graduate School
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Can you go to grad school at University of Puget Sound?

Yes
Highest degree: Doctor's degree
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Students
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Undergraduate Focus

89%

Undergrads

2,413

Total Students

2,701
undergrads and grad students

Part-Time Students

1%

Students over 25

2%

Student Median Household Income

$72,356
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
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Student Diversity
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Who will be your classmates?

Women

60%
of undergraduates

Men

40%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

More Women

University of Puget Sound has more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 67 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 150 women.

International Students

1%
of undergraduates

Undergraduate Student Diversity at University of Puget Sound

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Where are Students from?

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at University of Puget Sound study?

University of Puget Sound Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at University of Puget Sound are:

  1. Social Sciences
  2. Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  3. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  4. Psychology
  5. Visual and Performing Arts
Approximately 58% of students choose to study one of these majors.
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Student Satisfaction
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Will you be happy at University of Puget Sound?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

86%

Students Who Transfer Out of University of Puget Sound

16%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

University of Puget Sound has a retention rate of 86% for full-time undergrads, which is high.

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Transfers
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Undergraduate Transfers

43
2% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Very Low

University of Puget Sound has around 43 students who transfer into the school each year. This is very low at approximately 2% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see University of Puget Sound as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

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Living in Tacoma, Washington
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City Violent Crime Rate per 100,000

814
in 2017
Source: FBI

City Rape Rate per 100,000

80
in 2017
Source: FBI
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Politics in Washington
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Presidential Election Results of 2016

Democratic

Politically, Washington tends to be More Democratic. In the 2016 Presidential election, 53% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 37% voted for the Republican party, and 5% voted for neither.

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