University of Puget Sound
$30,425 / year
Room and Board
University Archives, Special Collections (History of Science), Student Diversity Center; Abby Williams Hill Digital Painting Collection
- Member of library consortia.
- 506,419 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
- 10,732 current serial subscriptions.
- 356,705 microforms.
- 17,063 Audio/Visual items.
- 18,980 e-books.
Museums & Art
Art gallery, sculpture building (completed September 2003), natural history museum, greenhouse, transmission and scanning electron microscopes, spectrophotometer, X-ray diffractometer and spectrometer, microcomputer lab, sedimentology lab, thin section preparation equipment, stereoscopic and petrographic microscopes, a computerized plotting/digitizing board and an image analysis system, portable seismograph, gravimeter, proton precession magnetometer, Global Positioning System, electrical resistivity meter, rock and mineral collection, exercise science lab, observatory, paleomagnetic & X-ray Lab, physiology labs, Spectrometer Gas Chromatography Mass Spectral Detector (GCMS), Automated DNA Sequencer, Arboretum, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometer, Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) mass spectrometer
- Students are not required to take a computer course.
- Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
- Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft
- 314 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
- 70 Internet connections in libraries.
- 44 Internet connections in classrooms.
- 240 Internet connections in Laboratories.
- 20 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.
- Email accounts are available to all students.
- Internet access is available to all students.
- Student web-pages are permitted.
- Online class registration is available.
- 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.
Wireless Internet Hotspots
- Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
- Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
- Approximately 1,000 students can be on the network at once.
nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance, other
minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious
co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
- The school offers housing for students.
- 60% of students live in school housing.
- The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing
Types of housing available
- 42% of housing units are Singles.
- 54% of housing units are Doubles.
- 3% of housing units are Triples.
- 0% of housing units are Apartments.
- 1% of of housing units are some other type.
- In total, there are 77 housing buildings.
- 14% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
- 22% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
- 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.
- 90% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
- Alcohol is permitted on campus.
- Popular events on campus: Diversity Theme Year, First Friday Log Jam, Homecoming, Campus Music Network Concerts, Cultural Events Series, Hawaiian Luau, Pierce Lectures, Film and Theatre Society, Foolish Pleasures Student Film Festival, Infinite Monkeys Theatre Festival
- Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, yearbook
- In total, there are about 72 organizations on campus.
- Honor societies: Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Mortar Board, numerous discipline-specific honoraries
- Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Catholic Campus Ministry, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Christian Science Organization, Jewish Student Organization, LDS at Puget Sound, Lighthouse, Pagan Student Alliance, United Methodist Fellowship, Religious Organizations Council, Bahai Club, Buddhist Student Group, Muslim Student Association
- International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Black Student Union, Asian and Pacific American Student Union, Community for Hispanic Awareness, Empowering People of Color, Hui-O-Hawaii, International Club, Mixed Race Generation, Womens Voices, Bi, Gay, Lesbian, Allies for Diversity (BGLAD), First Nations
- Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Associated Students of UPS (including student programs and media); Student representation on all campus committees; Spring Weekend; Family Weekend; Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity; American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU); Amnesty International; Apple Scruffs; Archery; Artistic Gymnastics League; Association for Computing Machinery (ACM); BLP (Business Leadership Program) Student Advisory Board; Breakfast Club; Campus Greens; Club de Nuevo Mexico; Conspiracy of Hope; Consulting Club; CSOC (Comparative Sociology) Club; Cycling Club; Democracy Matters; Earth Advocates; Film and Theatre Society; Football Club; Forum for American Israeli Relations (FAIR); Geology; Habitat for Humanity; Investment Club; Japanese Animation Club (JAUPS); Judo Club; Justice Understanding Solidarity Tolerance (JUST); Lacrosse (men’s); Logger Pep Band; Model United Nations/Model European Union; Mortar Board; New Music Society; Organic Gardening Club; Phi Sigma Biology Honors Society; Pool Kayaking Club; Relay for Colleges Against Cancer; Repertory Dance Group (RDG); Republican Majority; Rugby; Service, Patriotism, Understanding, Responsibility, and Sacrifice (SPURS); Sisi Topo Pamoja; Structural Concept; Student Health Awareness Club (SHAC); Student Theatre Productions; Students for Peace and Justice; Swing Out; The Society for the History of Technology and the Sciences (SHOTS); Underground Jazz; University of Puget Sound Club Ice Hockey; University of Puget Sound Stage Musicals; University of Puget Sound Students for Fair Trade (UPSSFT); University of Puget Sound Towards Animal Rights Together (UPSTART); UPS GO; UPS Ski Team; UPS Ultimate Frisbee Club; UPS Writers’ Guild; Vagina Anti-Violence Alliance; Voices for Planned Parenthood; Women’s Voices; Yoga Club; Young Democrats
- Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Puget Sound Trail (weekly)
- Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Sea-Tac (25)
- Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Tacoma (5)
- Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Tacoma (4)
- Public transportation serves the campus.
- All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
- 46% of students have a car on campus
- School employment is available.
- 25% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 2,000
- Freshman are not discouraged from working.
- There are 4 fraternities
- 4 fraternity houses
- 22% of students are fraternity members
- There are 4 sororities
- 4 sorority houses
- 23% of students are sorority members.
- Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Seattle University @ Pacific Lutheran University)
- Navy ROTC: Not offered
- Airforce ROTC: Not offered
class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, other