University of Puget Sound Reviews

  • 20 Reviews
  • Tacoma (WA)
  • Annual Tuition: $57,626
89% of 20 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 20 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Courtney VanDermyden
  • Reviewed: 12/27/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"Incredible experience, incredible school. Highly recommended for anyone wanting a liberal arts or private college experience. A beautiful campus and beautiful city to live in. The weather is not as bad as many expect it to be, especially when you are surrounded by a supportive group of people."
Amelia Vance
  • Reviewed: 9/14/2017
  • Degree: Mathematics
"I loved the rigor that my professors brought to my classes. The professors at UPS are generally highly competent and committed to giving their students a quality education. At UPS, I found it doable to balance my academic commitments, my extra curricular activities, and my social life."
Amber Scouller
  • Reviewed: 2/18/2017
  • Degree: Exercise Science
"The University of Puget Sound is a small campus with devoted staff, advisers, and professors. The professors take time to meet with you, to provide help, and to help with research. The curriculum can be challenging at times but high expectations help students to become better prepared for graduate school or for a career in their field of study. The alumni are involved in helping to network and assists students with career paths and employment after graduation."
  • Reviewed: 10/13/2015
  • Degree: Biology
"The advantage of this small liberal arts college for science majors is small classes and plentiful instrument time. As an undergraduate in regular classes you will work on GCMS, LCMS, HPLC, NMR and more. The disadvantage is that there is not the same opportunities for networking as at larger universities that have science masters and PhD programs on site, however graduates have gone on to obtain graduate prestigious programs at excellent institutions."
  • Reviewed: 10/5/2015
  • Degree: Art & Design
"It's beautiful and has a wonderful community. The college keeps its student body at around 2000, so it feels teeny and comfortable. Professors are super involved, class sizes are small, and there are a lot of resources to succeed. Best programs to major in at this school would be chem/bio, music, psych, or politics, but there are hidden gems in every department. They also have master programs for education and OT/PT. Please do your research, though! This school is extremely costly, as it is small and private. I would not recommend attending unless you manage to get a nicely sized scholarship and/or financial aid package."
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2015
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"I loved the college I went to and the relationships I made while in school. However, I wish I had chosen a degree that would have helped me find a better paying job after I graduated."
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2015
  • Degree: Biology
"UPS was an amazing school. The community environment was wonderful. Class sizes were small. Professors genuinely care about you as a student. Lots of science research and internship opportunities are available."
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2015
  • Degree: International Business
"Awesome college, open minded people in a friendly yet competitive atmosphere. Lots of people from all walks of life."
  • Reviewed: 7/20/2015
  • Degree: Cultural Studies
"Puget Sound is an incredible community, from its passionate student body to its dedicated faculty."
  • Reviewed: 7/20/2015
  • Degree: Mathematics
"I loved it. A real sense of community and respect for the students. There is something for everyone and it is very inclusive."
CLaire Ladner
  • Reviewed: 4/8/2015
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"The MAT program at UPS is an excellent way to work towards graduating with a teaching certificate and Master in one year. Their student teaching positions are well established and help you get classroom experience. However there is little in the way of scholarship or financial aid."
  • Reviewed: 3/19/2015
  • Degree: Computer Science
"Students are not required to declare majors until the end of sophomore year, so we all had some time to take courses from all kinds of programs and see if they are interesing. CS faculty are helpful, nice and knowledgeable. They care about students and try to help in every possible way. Very accessible!"
  • Reviewed: 3/16/2015
  • Degree: Computer Science
"The faculty and community at Puget Sound is was drew me to the campus in the first place and what I have enjoyed most about my experience here. As a current senior, I have loved how involved the professors are and how much they actually care. I can go into their office any day of the school week and ask them questions about homework, independent projects, questions from another class, career and internship stuff, or just general life stuff. The classroom experience is great - small classes (no larger than 25, even at the intro level classes) and often incorporate lab and lecture (in the CS department). Because it's a liberal arts, I've also taken classes in Business, Spanish, Economics, Philosophy, Politics and Government, Science, etc. My experience, while some better than others, overall has been extremely positive. I already have a job lined up for when I graduate at a company with many other Puget Sound alumni. They all say they felt very prepared for the position and I am very excited to start."
Alexia Kritsonis
  • Reviewed: 6/20/2014
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"I just finished my first year of OT school and love it! The teachers are wonderful and provide real world experience to our classes. There are many opportunities for hands on learning and interacting with clients. There's never a dull day in the OT program at UPS."
Matthew Summers-Smith
  • Reviewed: 6/17/2014
  • Degree: School Counseling
"The University of Puget Sound offers a great educational experience. The professors are very knowledgeable about the fields of mental health and school counseling. The classroom size are small which offers an interactive experience in which students are able to truly grasp the material. The course material is relative to the field I am entering, and the faculty are readily available if a student is struggling. The cost is high, but the quality of education is unmatched."
Michelle Gangi
  • Reviewed: 6/16/2014
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"UPS is a great program that prepares you for a career in OT. While the workload is heavy, it is comparable other Master's level programs. There was some classes that seemed disorganized and/or not helpful preparation for our OT career."
Colleen Pancake
  • Reviewed: 11/18/2013
  • Degree: Secondary Education
"I believe my graduate program at the University of Puget Sound allowed me to get the best education possible for my career field. The support and expertise from the faculty was incredible, and the opportunities it allowed me after I graduated have helped me secure a job that I love."
Colleen Pancake
  • Reviewed: 10/24/2013
  • Degree: Teaching
"The UPS Masters in Teaching program provided me with more professional opportunities than I could have ever imagined. The faculty was the most involved, knowledgeable, and supportive group of people I could have ever had the privilege of working with, and the layout and design of the program allowed for student growth and success."
Alexia Kritsonis
  • Reviewed: 4/16/2013
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"I love the supportive learning environment and bonding with fellow classmates."
David Skolnik
  • Reviewed: 1/9/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The physical therapy doctorate program at the University of Puget Sound is outstanding. The faculty displays a diverse range of expertise and show a true passion for educating the next generation of therapists. The program is expensive, but the payoff at the end is an outstanding education with an incredibly positive job outlook. Perhaps the biggest strength of this program, when compared to other DPT programs in the country, is the on-site clinic. As undergrad students, we have the opportunity to begin working with patients during our second year. This experience not only improves our performance during off-site clinical internships, it further improves out job outlook upon completion of the program. Overall, this program is outstanding."