In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.
University of Puget Sound was awarded 145 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health professions.
According to College Factual's 2023 analysis, Puget Sound is ranked #287 out of 2,241 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Puget Sound held the #382 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.
Puget Sound is also ranked #6 out of 51 schools in Washington.
See all of the rankings for University of Puget Sound.
With an acceptance rate of 87%, University of Puget Sound is easier to get into than many other schools. But that doesn't mean you can slack off on your application. Make sure to treat this school like any other when submitting requested materials and documents.
Learn more about University of Puget Sound admissions.
At Puget Sound, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 9 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.
When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.
The full-time faculty percentage at University of Puget Sound is 83%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.
University of Puget Sound has a freshmen retention rate of 76%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.
Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Puget Sound the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 66%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%
Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at University of Puget Sound.
During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,898 undergraduates at Puget Sound with 1,830 being full-time and 68 being part-time.
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The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Puget Sound, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Puget Sound, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $6,472 a year. That adds up to $25,888 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Puget Sound is 2.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
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See which majors at University of Puget Sound make the most money.
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Contact details for Puget Sound are given below.
|Address:||1500 N. Warner Street, Tacoma, WA 98416|
|Most Popular Majors||Bachelor’s Degrees||Average Salary of Graduates|
|Business Administration & Management||55||$46,383|
|Political Science & Government||44||$28,059|
|Communication & Media Studies||32||$35,004|
|Sociology & Anthropology||19||$24,431|
|General English Literature||18||$19,816|
Learn more about the majors offered at University of Puget Sound along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.
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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
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