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 University of Puget Sound

University of Puget Sound - Tacoma, WA

1500 N. Warner Street, Tacoma, Washington 98416

General information:(253)879-3100
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:City: Midsize
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:2,918(2,648 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:12 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army)
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $35,635 $37,225 $38,720 -4%
Out-of-state $35,635 $37,225 $38,720 -4%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $9,190 $9,650 $10,020 -4%
Other $2,300 $2,300 $2,300 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $9,190 $9,650 $10,020 -4%
Other $2,300 $2,300 $2,300 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,300 $2,300 $2,300 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $48,125 $50,175 $52,040 -4%
Off Campus $48,125 $50,175 $52,040 -4%
Off Campus with Family $38,935 $40,525 $42,020 -5%
Out-of-state
On Campus $48,125 $50,175 $52,040 -4%
Off Campus $48,125 $50,175 $52,040 -4%
Off Campus with Family $38,935 $40,525 $42,020 -5%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $38,510
In-state fees $210
Out-of-state tuition $38,510
Out-of-state fees $210
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $34,020
In-state fee $0
Out-of-state tuition $34,020
Out-of-state fees $0
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 569 91% --
Grant or scholarship aid 549 88% $10,459,304 $19,052
Federal grants 130 21% $783,632 $6,028
Pell grants 130 21% $506,882 $3,899
Other federal grants 126 20% $276,750 $2,196
State/local government grant or scholarships 15 2% $111,913 $7,461
Institutional grants or scholarships 548 88% $9,563,759 $17,452
Student loan aid 361 58% $2,363,178 $6,546
Federal student loans 361 58% $2,144,010 $5,939
Other student loans 17 3% $219,168 $12,892
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 2,293 89% $45,956,002 $20,042
Pell grants 605 23% $2,322,812 $3,839
Federal student loans 1,447 56% $10,133,009 $7,003

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 2,918
Undergraduate enrollment 2,648
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 55
Graduate enrollment 270
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$50

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$55

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 7,194 3,201 3,993
Percent admitted 52% 47% 56%
Percent admitted who enrolled 47% 9% 10%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 512 75%
ACT 313 46%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 570 680
SAT Math 560 660
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 26 30
ACT English 26 32
ACT Math 24 29
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 92 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division III (with football)MenWomen
All Track Combined 6560
Baseball 35-
Basketball 1814
Football 79-
Golf 118
Lacrosse -17
Rowing 2933
Soccer 2729
Softball -12
Swimming 1529
Tennis 814
Volleyball -15

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities04/01/1923 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs

01/01/1947 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist

08/22/1978 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1947 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1958 - 06/30/2009Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations12 0
Liquor law violations150
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 000
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 412
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 171215
Motor vehicle theft 1452
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 412
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 10612
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate1.1%
Number in default7
Number in repayment585

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00379700

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - professional practice
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry0--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General0--
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology0--
Category total71--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General16--
Management Information Systems, General0--
Category total86--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric2--
Category total21--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science1--
Category total12--
Education Colleges
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-15-
Curriculum and Instruction-0-
Education, General-0-
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision-0-
Music Teacher Education0--
Category total169-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General6--
Rhetoric and Composition6--
Category total70--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Chinese Language and Literature1--
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General4--
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General0--
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General2--
French Language and Literature3--
German Language and Literature1--
Japanese Language and Literature7--
Spanish Language and Literature6--
Category total54--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-28-
Physical Therapy/Therapist--43
Category total-2843
History Colleges
History, General3--
Category total30--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other0--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies0--
Category total0--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General7--
Category total17--
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences1--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other0--
Science, Technology and Society3--
Category total44--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science21--
Category total21--
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy4--
Religion/Religious Studies3--
Category total33--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General0--
Geology/Earth Science, General0--
Physics, General0--
Category total20--
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General6--
Category total63--
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General6--
Economics, Other0--
Political Economy10--
Political Science and Government, General7--
Sociology1--
Category total165--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General5--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General2--
Music Management2--
Music Performance, General0--
Music, General2--
Category total69--
Grand total115043