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University of Puget Sound

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1888
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,539
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $222,688,000
Admissions Address

1500 N. Warner Street
Tacoma, WA 98416

Website

http://www.ups.edu

Admissions E-mail

admission@ups.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.6
Send application by: February 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: George Mills, VP for Enroll
Admissions office telephone: (253) 879-3211
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 1
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: $100 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $200 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 0 4
Mathematics 0 4
Science 0 4
Lab 0 4
Foreign language 0 3
Social studies 0 3
History 0 3
Academic electives 0 0
Total academic units 0 19

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: March 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Important
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Important
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 65%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 91%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 64%
Total applicants: 5,231
Total acceptances: 3,388
Total freshman enrollment: 678
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 18%
Male applicants: 2,198
Male acceptances: 1,345
Male freshman enrollment: 272
 
Female applicants: 3,033
Female acceptances: 2,043
Female freshman enrollment: 406
Out-of-state freshmen: 74%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 561
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 132
Students enrolled from waiting list: 33

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 39%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 73%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 97%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 64%
Average high school GPA: 3.6
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 90%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 575 – 690
Math: 570 – 660
Combined: 1145 – 1350

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 22.9% 11.1%
600-699 44.7% 51.3%
500-599 28.8% 31.3%
400-499 3.5% 6.3%
300-399 0.1% N/A
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 45%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 25 – 30
Math: 24 – 29
Composite: 25 – 29

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 22.2% 34.2% 17.3%
24-29 63.8% 47.6% 63.2%
18-23 14.0% 18.2% 18.9%
12-17 N/A N/A 0.6%
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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