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unique
It means one of a kind. Do not describe something as rather unique, most unique, somewhat unique, etc.

university vs. college
Either term is acceptable when referring to University of Puget Sound, but college is preferred when:

  • Referring primarily to the undergraduate programs or experience.
  • Referring specifically to University of Puget Sound as a national liberal arts college.
  • Discussing attributes or benefits of a liberal arts education.

The mission statement is an example of the coexistence of college and university: University of Puget Sound is an independent, predominately residential undergraduate liberal arts college with selected graduate programs building effectively on a liberal arts foundation. The university, as a community of learning ...

University vs. university
Capitalize university when it is part of a proper name: University of Puget Sound, Harvard University
See Capitalization, university.

University of Puget Sound vs. the University of Puget Sound
Both phrases are acceptable, however, two important rules must be followed:

  • Usage must be consistent within a publication.
  • In the construction the University of Puget Sound, the is not capitalized unless appearing in a legal document.

Correct: We work at University of Puget Sound; We work at the University of Puget Sound.

UPS
Acceptable in all references to United Parcel Service.

UPS vs. Puget Sound
On first reference use University of Puget Sound. On subsequent references use Puget Sound. Although we may refer to the university as UPS to the campus community, Puget Sound is preferred.
Legal name: The University of Puget Sound
Formal name: University of Puget Sound
Informal name: Puget Sound
Intimate name: UPS

upward
Not upwards.

URL
Uniform Resource Locator, an Internet address. For University of Puget Sound Web site URLs, it is not necessary to include http:// when the first section of the URL is www.: www.ups.edu. However, for university Internet addresses that do not begin with www., include http:// so that readers do not assume that www. is part of the address: http://asups.ups.edu. Also, see Computer, terminology.

U.S.
The abbreviation is acceptable as a noun or adjective, for United States. Use periods in the abbreviation.