University of Puget Sound Rankings

By | April 19, 2020

Located in Tacoma, WA, University of Puget Sound is one of the best universities in the state of Washington. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for University of Puget Sound in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is University of Puget Sound.

1500 N. Warner Street Tacoma, WA 98416
Phone: (253) 879-3211
Web site:

Rankings: University of Puget Sound

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Overall Ranking: 80
Score: 55
Peer college rating (out of 5) 3.0
Graduation and retention ranking: 85
Average freshman retention rate: 85.2%
6-year graduation rate: 76.0%
Predicted graduation rate: 80%
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): -4
Faculty resources ranking: 68
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 57.8%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 0.2%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 11:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 93.1%
Student selectivity ranking: 77
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 1140-1340
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 39%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 75%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 65.3%
Financial resources rank: 93
Alumni giving rank: 166
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 19.4%

University of Puget Sound History

Essential Facts: University of Puget Sound

Ranking: #70 National Liberal Arts College (2017)
Acceptance rate: 88.00% (2019-20)
Tuition: $49,510 (2019)
Motto: Pros ta akra (to the heights)
School colors: White · Maroon
Mascot: “Grizz” the Logger

Rules and regulations Sports Activities 

General Information  
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 60%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: 22%
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: 21%
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: 90%
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? Yes
Percent of students who have cars on campus: 40%
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? Yes
Additional policies and regulations: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, other
Collegiate athletic association: NCAA III
Men’s scholarship sports: N/A
Women’s scholarship sports: N/A
Student activities: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, yearbook