Fueled by urban energy and natural curiosity, Puget Sound is a leading liberal arts college in the Pacific Northwest, and one of only 40 colleges in the nation included in "Colleges That Change Lives."

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Puget Sound accepts applications for fall and spring admission. Spring applications are due by November 1. For fall admission, we offer binding Early Decision and non-binding Early Action options, both due November 15, as well as a Regular Decision option due January 15. To apply to Puget Sound, candidates must submit the Common App (Puget Sound Member Questions, Teacher Evaluation, Secondary School Report and official high school transcript), a $60 application fee, and either your SAT/ACT scores or two short answer questions. Interviews are optional, but encouraged.


Puget Sound accepts applications for fall and spring admission. To apply to Puget Sound, candidates must submit the Common App (Puget Sound Member Questions, Academic Evaluation, College Report, and official college transcript) and a $60 application fee. Students who have undertaken college coursework since high school graduation should apply as a transfer. If you completed less than a year of college coursework, submit final high school transcripts and SAT/ACT scores.

Additional Information

As an independent college, Puget Sound recognizes our responsibility to help meet the financial need of students who want to invest in a rigorous liberal arts education and our financial aid counselors will work with you to help you pursue your dreams.

Merit-based scholarships range from $13,000 to $25,000 per year with no additional application. We also offer talent-based scholarships in music, studio art/art history, theatre arts, and forensics (debate). As an NCAA Division III college, Puget Sound does not offer athletic scholarships.

Need-based financial aid is also available for eligible applicants. To apply for aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. Designate on your FAFSA that you want your application information sent to the University of Puget Sound by including school code #003797. 

For more information about Scholarships and Financial Aid, please visit Puget Sound's Student Financial Services website.

Visit us

The best way to get a true sense of the Puget Sound experience is by visiting. The cornerstone of every Puget Sound visit is a two-hour session that includes both an information session led by an admission counselor and a student-led campus tour. These sessions are offered each weekday throughout the year, excluding university holidays. In the fall, tours and sessions are offered at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., and in the spring, visitors can register for 9 a.m., 11 a.m., or 1 p.m sessions.

Puget Sound is an exceptional national liberal arts college that maintains an unwavering commitment to provide students a rigorous and student-focused education that fosters personal and intellectual discovery, and prepares them to become effective, engaged, and thoughtful global citizens.

Isiaah Crawford, President, University of Puget Sound
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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

1500 N Warner #1062
Tacoma, WA 98416-1062, United States of America

Phone number

(253) 879-3211