About us, you ask?

Home for Puget Sound is the creative urban city of Tacoma, Wash. in the pioneering Pacific Northwest. Puget Sound is a community proud to be many things. The student body consists of approximately 2,600 individuals all working hard toward unique goals while engaging the world around them in diverse ways. Many Puget Sound students take on multiple minors, major in interdisciplinary fields, and travel abroad. Some perform at Puget Sound’s renowned School of Music while pursuing degrees in over 50 academic fields. They take on internships, build apps, and start companies as part of the Business and Leadership Program. Many join one of the more than 100 student-run organizations on campus, and sometimes even start their own. Still others do experiments in nearby waterways, mountains, and national parks, or in science lab facilities ranked top 20 in the nation by The Princeton Review. Puget Sound professors personally know their students and receive more Carnegie Foundation teaching awards than any other college in the state.

About Our College

Four-year core curriculum in the liberal arts tradition

50+ traditional and interdisciplinary programs; 1,200 courses offered annually

Our home is Tacoma, Washington, population approximately 200,000; 35 miles south of Seattle

100% of tenure-line faculty hold doctorate or equivalent

About Our Students

2,600 students, 40% men and 60% women from 46 states, 8 countries

23 NCAA Division III Northwest Conference sports teams

More than 90 percent of students receive need-based financial aid or merit scholarships

In the top 5% of colleges for students who go on to earn doctorate degrees


The University of Puget Sound is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). You can learn more about the NWCCU and accreditation at www.nwccu.org.

As part of the seven-year accreditation cycle, Puget Sound submitted a Year Three Self-Evaluation Resources and Capacity Report to the NWCCU in March 2013.