The Princeton Review editors praise the university for its small class sizes and experiential learning opportunities. Some of the students surveyed commented that the university provides students with “an amazing support system” and truly strives to “help them [meet] their goal[s] in whatever capacity necessary.”
At Puget Sound, students thrive both inside and outside the classroom. From studying abroad to summer research, internships, and community-based learning, numerous avenues for learning and growth are available. In fact, experiential learning is a requirement for students to graduate.
It’s also worth noting that this isn’t the first time The Princeton Review has recognized the university. The University has recently been honored as Best Value College, Best College in the West, Best Athletic Facilities (#21), Best College Radio Station (#5), and Most Beautiful Campus (#20), to name a few.
The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges in the book hierarchically, from 1 to 389. However, the book has 50 categories of ranking lists. Each list names the top 25 schools (of those in the book) in its category. The ranking lists are based on The Princeton Review’s surveys of 165,000 students at the 389 schools in the book. The company’s 85-question student survey asked students to rate their colleges on dozens of topics and report on their campus experiences at them. Information on the student survey process and methodology for the ranking lists is on The Princeton Review’s website here.
About University of Puget Sound
A nationally ranked residential liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, University of Puget Sound enrolls 1,800 undergraduate students from across the country and around the world, as well as 300 graduate students in education, counseling, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and public health. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty members who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 50 areas of study. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Luce scholars, notables in the arts and culture, scholars and scientists, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A top producer of Fulbright scholars, Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honor society.
About the Princeton Review
The Princeton Review is an education services company known for its tutoring, test-prep, admission services, books, and other learning resources. Headquartered in New York, NY, it is not affiliated with Princeton University.