University of Puget Sound

The University of Puget Sound is a private located in the North End of Tacoma, Washington, in the United States. The University offers a variety of bachelor's degree programs.

  • Average Tuition USD 49,510
  • Acceptance Rate 84%
  • Students 2,413
  • International Students 0.58%
  • Total Annual Cost USD 56,046
  • Intakes August, mid-January
  • Application Deadline January 15,October 1
  • Transfer yes
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

The University of Puget Sound is home to about 3000 students with 8 countries of the world duly represented. Puget Sound offers bachelor's degree programs in education, music, business and leadership, geology, engineering, neuroscience, philosophy, natural science, and many other disciplines and also features some of the country’s most advanced undergraduate research labs. At Puget Sound, students are encouraged to be open-minded, positive, and passionate about putting their education to use. Puget Sound has about eight residence halls and two suite-style apartments made available to bachelor's students. Abundant resources and support that helps maximize students' academic, social, civic, and community life are all provided with the on-campus housing. Various student activities exist including students’ clubs and organizations, performing arts groups, outdoor trips, and so many others.

  • 01Puget Sound was recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the top 10 bachelor's degree institutions in the United States.
  • 02The University of Puget Sound is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).
  • 03Dual Degree Engineering ProgramsColumbia University, Washington University St Louis, University of Southern California Computer Engineering Program Dual Degree Programs

Bachelor Programs

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    African American Studies

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Cultural Studies. The program offers courses that focus on African-American culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; culture and media; and culture and globalization.

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    Art & Art History

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Art History. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the historical development of art; the theory of art; art history research methods; the conservation of works of art; and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    Asian Languages & Cultures

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Cultural Studies. The program offers courses that focus on Asian culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; linguistics and media.

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    Asian Studies

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Cultural Studies. The program offers courses that focus on Asian culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; culture and media; and culture and globalization.

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Molecular Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biochemistry, molecular biology, laboratory science, evolution, and microbes.

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    Bioethics

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medical/scientific advancements, ethics, religious values, and American public policy on technology and health care.

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    Biology

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    Business & Leadership

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the leadership skills required in a business, government, non-profit, or educational setting. The program offers courses that focus on the study of organizational planning; the dynamics of leadership; team building; conflict resolution and mediation; communication; and other management skills.

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    Chemistry

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    Classics

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Classics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of literature, history, philosophy, languages, and archaeology of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds.

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    Communication Studies

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and ethics, creative writing, and media design.

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    Computer Science

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    Economics

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Economics. The program offers courses that focus on microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, economic statistics, history of economic thought and political economy.

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    Education Studies

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    Engineering

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This dual-degree program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical, scientific and technological principles in reference to the design of engines, machines, structures, and electrical systems.

    Upon successful completion of this program, the student receives two bachelor degrees: one from the University of Puget Sound, and the second from the Engineering School in which an additional two years of study in their professional engineering course has also been completed. 

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    English

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    Environmental Policy and Decision Making

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    Environmental Policy and Decision Making

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    Exercise Science

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This program equips students with the knowledge of exercise and physical activities that promote physical fitness. The program combines coursework that includes professional education and physical education, offering courses that focus on the study of kinesiology; exercise psychology; and motor skills development.

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    French Studies

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that develop students' French conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    Gender & Queer Studies

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Gender Studies. The program offers courses that focus on women's studies, men's studies, and LGBTQ studies.

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    Geology

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Geology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of earth structures, landscape evolution, and mineral exploration.

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    German Studies

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Cultural Studies. The program offers courses that focus on German culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; culture and media; and culture and globalization.

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    Global Development Studies

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of topics related to global business; management; finance; economics; marketing; customers operations; communication; business policy; and strategic business management and organizational behavior.

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    Hispanic Studies

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Cultural Studies. The program offers courses that focus on Hispanic culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; culture and media; and culture and globalization.

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    History

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    International Political Economy

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Economics. The program offers courses that focus on microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, economic statistics, history of economic thought and political economy.

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    Latin American Studies

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on Latin American as a language; ancient history; classical art/archaeology; and classical literature.

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    Latina/o Studies

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on Latin as a language; ancient history; classical art/archaeology; and classical literature.

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    Mathematics and Computer Science

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Mathematics and Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on functional programming, imperative programming, algorithms, linear algebra, quantum computer science and probability.

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    Music

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    Natural Science

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general sciences including physics, chemistry, nutrition, biology, and environmental science.

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    Neuroscience

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Neuroscience. The program offers courses that focus on the study of physiology, molecular biology, cytology, developmental biology, and mathematical modeling to study the structure and function of the nervous system.

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    Philosophy

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    Physical Education

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This program equips students with the knowledge of exercise and physical activities that promote physical fitness. The program combines coursework that includes professional education and physical education, offering courses that focus on the study of kinesiology; exercise psychology; and motor skills development.

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    Physics

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the primary language to communicate concepts.

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    Politics & Government

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, institutions, policies, processes, and behavior. As well as groups, classes, government, diplomacy, law, strategy, and war.

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    Psychology

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    Religious Studies

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theological and practical knowledge of Religious Education. The program offers courses that focus on teaching the fundamentals of religion and different belief systems; doctrines; rituals; customs; rites; and religion in society.

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    Science, Technology and Society

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general sciences including physics, chemistry, nutrition, biology, and environmental science.

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    Sociology & Anthropology

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and methods of research.

  • 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA

    Theatre Arts

    USD 49,510 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Performing Arts. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that are delivered through a mix of practical workshops and lectures that focus on music, dance and drama.

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    SchoolApply Ranking 225
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 180

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.50
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 90
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Average SAT Score 1220

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    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    At Puget Sound, International bachelor’s degree students are eligible for some merit-based scholarships including the Academic Scholarships, the Dean's Scholarships, and many other funding opportunities available at the department level.

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    Established in 1888

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          • Testimony
            2003-2007, Bachelor of the Arts

            I really loved the small classes and one-on-one work with professors. The classes were interesting and challenging and I enjoyed my time there. The campus has tons of extracurricular activities, like KUPS, the student run radio station. The culture is very diverse, but it is definitely a liberal arts school and not everyone would thrive in this environment. Perhaps not the number one pic for science/technology, but highly recomended for arts and social sciences and such. Second best perk: the campus is absolutely gorgeous.

          • Testimony
            2004-2008, Bachelor of the Arts

            It may sound contrite, but the biggest take-away from my four years at UPS was that I learned how to do research both for academic purposes and the real world. Professors encouraged and required me to really think about and be aware of the process... that's something you don't get at most institutions.

          • Testimony
            1979-1983, Bachelor of the Arts

            The opportunity to study in the Honors Program at the University of Puget Sound changed my life in profound ways. It taught me that learning is a lifestyle, not a four-year degree. It taught me to ask questions, do my own research and form independent opinions. I am deeply grateful for the education as well as the life-long friendships formed at UPS.