University of Puget Sound

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University of Puget Sound, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Tacoma, WA, a predominately urban area. Approximately 3,100 students are enrolled at University of Puget Sound.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT exam scores at this school. A score between 1670 - 2000 on the SAT exam, or 25 - 30 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the University of Puget Sound average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.42 - 3.71. About 90 percent of all applicant were accepted at University of Puget Sound, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 17 percent continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall University of Puget Sound Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of Puget Sound was reported as 85.2% in Fall 2013 with over 4,590 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1670 - 2000
  • ACT Scores: 25 - 30
  • Average GPA: 3.42 - 3.71

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Puget Sound?

Applicant Selectivity: High

University of Puget Sound has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Puget Sound has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 63.4%
  • 2010-2011: 52.4%
  • 2011-2012: 51.8%
  • 2012-2013: 53.7%
  • 2013-2014: 85.2%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 65.6%

How Does University of Puget Sound Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Puget Sound is fifty-four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Washington-Tacoma Campus85.2%
Pacific Lutheran University76.8%
Saint Martin's University87.6%
Cornish College of the Arts59.2%
The Evergreen State College97.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University of Puget Sound (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading570 - 670
Math550 - 660
Writing550 - 670
Total Score1670 - 2000
ACT®Score Range
English25 - 31
Math24 - 29
Composite Score25 - 30
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