University of Puget Sound

University of Puget Sound is an independent predominantly residential undergraduate liberal arts college with selected graduate programs building effectively on a liberal arts foundation. 

Master's Programmes

Education & Training (2)
Social Sciences (1)



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 university, as a community of learning, maintains a strong commitment to teaching excellence, scholarly engagement, and fruitful student-faculty interaction. 

The mission of the university is to develop in its students capacities for critical analysis, aesthetic appreciation, sound judgment, and apt expression that will sustain a lifetime of intellectual curiosity, active inquiry, and reasoned independence. 


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.

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Student services

The Division of Student Affairs supports the educational mission of the university and encourages the development of students as citizen leaders in a global society. We are educational partners with faculty, staff, and students. Together, we provide a seamless web of services, while role modeling integrity, collaboration, respect for human diversity, fairness, and social responsibility.

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

The entire library staff is dedicated to providing you with the information resources and services you need when and where you need them.

Our primary Mission is to support the teaching, research and scholarly activities of the University of Puget Sound's faculty, students, and staff. Some services are restricted to those who are employed or enrolled at this institution. 

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. 

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

Loved UPS!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It was a great university. I studied Communications and minored in German Studies. The professors in my departments we helpful and very friendly. There were a lot of support options for almost anything you need.

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.

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