TACOMA, Wash. - The University of Puget Sound has once again been recognized for its academic excellence, earning a place on the list of Best National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. The university secured the 89th spot in a highly competitive category among universities nationwide.

Puget Sound is one of only three National Liberal Arts Colleges honored among those identified as "Best Colleges for Veterans."  Additionally, U.S. News & World Report also ranked Puget Sound #84 among “Best Value Schools.”

"The University of Puget Sound continues to shine in its pursuit of academic excellence. We are delighted to once again be recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one the Best National Liberal Arts Colleges, and are honored to be included as one of the Best Colleges for Veterans and a Best Value School,”  said President Isiaah Crawford. "This distinction reflects the caliber and dedication of our faculty and staff, and the exceptional educational environment they provide for our students."

The U.S. News & World Report’s college guide is one of the most widely used and recognized college-ranking publications. Its annual rankings are based on 17 measures of academic quality, including but not limited to academic reputation, retention, graduation rate, faculty resources (including class size), student selectivity, and financial resources. Puget Sound is well-known for its academic rigor, and is consistently named as a top producer of Fulbright students. Recently, Puget Sound was named one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduates by The Princeton Review and one of the best colleges in America by Money.com.

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.