Placeholder image for University of Puget Sound

University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, Washington, United States
Puget Sound recently was recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the top 10 bachelor's degree institutions in the United States with the highest number of Fulbright scholars. Puget Sound students are frequent recipients of national academic honors, including Fulbright Fellowships, Watson Fellowships, and more.

Master's Programmes

Education & Training (2)



Founded in 1888, the University of Puget Sound is rich in history and traditions enjoyed by generations of students, faculty, alumni, and members of the broader community. 


The mission of the university is to develop in its students the capacities for critical analysis, active inquiry, and civic engagement.


  • Neural Networks in the Extraction of Mouse Ultrasonic Vocalizations
  • Integral Generalized Binomial Coefficients of Multiplicative Functions
  • Building an Algebraic Representation of the AES in Sage
  • Improving the Performance of Parallelized Bitmap Index Compression through Data Striping
  • Hadoop in Flight: Migrating Live MapReduce Jobs


The study by career information website Zippia found that after 10 years, more than 92 percent of Puget Sound graduates were employed, putting the national liberal arts college alongside the top universities and colleges in the country, as measured by graduate employment.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards


Student services

  • Office of Academic Advising
  • Academic Departments
  • Academic Vice President
  • Access Programs
  • Accounting & Budget Services
  • Office of Admission

Housing services

The University of Puget Sound is committed to provide all, otherwise qualified, students equal access to programs and activities by having nondiscriminatory standards in all academic areas, and by providing reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case basis.

Library services

  • Collins Memorial Library

ICT services

  • The university provides a variety of computer labs, including four general access labs (two of which are available 24/7), a high-end digital media lab with editing equipment for audio and video, residence hall labs, and several discipline-specific labs. Computer kiosks are available for use by campus members and visitors in Collins Memorial Library, Memorial Fieldhouse, Wheelock Student Center, and Wyatt Hall.

Medical services

The Affordable Care Act is complicated and you may have questions about how it impacts you, your family and your benefits.  There are two things you should know.

  • First, most Americans are required to have health insurance . 
  • Second, since Puget Sound pays the full cost of your employee medical premiums.

Student Life

Campus life

Much like the student body, consisting of individuals from 47 states and 12 countries, Puget Sound’s 97-acre campus offers a diverse set of experiences. Centuries old sequoia trees tower over Collins Library, providing an area of natural reflection, while students bask in the beauty of Mount Rainier, lounge on the grass, read, study, and play Frisbee in the openness of Todd Field located at the heart of campus. 

Sports facilities

  • University of Puget Sound recreation facilities (Memorial Fieldhouse, Tennis Pavilion, Fitness Center, Warner Gym, and Wallace Pool) are open during published hours to university faculty, staff, students, and immediate family members or equivalents.

Student clubs

  • A meaningful path. Worthy challenges. Making a difference in the world and in the lives of others. Student organizations are an integral part of the Puget Sound experience.


The University of Puget Sound is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), an independent, non-profit membership organization recognized by the United States Department of Education.

Student Reviews

Freshman year at UPS!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I had an engaging first year at UPS and took classes on a multitude of subjects from Elvis and MJ to chemistry and anthropology. Every step of the way I was surrounded by caring professors, faculty, and students there to support me. I do wish a wider range of AP scores were accepted as I did feel that I was reviewing information in some of my classes.

Tacoma, Washington, United States

Other programmes from this university