University of Puget Sound

country rank  499
world rank  1503

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University Overview

Established in 1888, University of Puget Sound is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Tacoma (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Washington. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, University of Puget Sound (UPS) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Puget Sound (UPS) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 131 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name
Acronym UPS
Founded 1888
Motto To the heights
Colours Maroon and white

University Location

Address 1500 N Warner Street
Tacoma (population range: 50,000-249,999)
98416 Washington
United States
T +1 (253) 879 3100
F +1 (253) 879 3993

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office 1500 North Warner Street
Tacoma 98416-1062
+1 (253) 879 3211
800 396 7191

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 2,000-2,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 600-699
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to University of Puget Sound's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities


Year of first Accreditation

1923


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Thursday, 7 March 2019