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The University of Puget Sound

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA- Faculty AccessibilityA-
Useful SchoolworkB+ Excess CompetitionB
Academic SuccessA Creativity/ InnovationA-
Individual ValueA University Resource UseB-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceA- Social LifeB
Surrounding CityC- Extra CurricularsA
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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Surrounding City
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Campus Aesthetics/ Beauty
He cares more about Surrounding City than the average student.
Date: Dec 04 2006
Major: Sociology (This Major's Salary over time)
UPS is a beautiful school with an ideal campus and excellent academics. The size is perfect, larger than the typical liberal arts school but not overwhelmingly big like a state university.

The students are mostly upper-middle class so if that's your background you should fit in with no problem. Parties are definetly out there on the weekends and everyone is relatively friendly. The open-minded northwest attitude is prevailant here.

The northwest is beautiful and Seattle is nearby. Just make sure you can handle the weather because it rains all the time. Tacoma, however, isn't that great of a city. Basically, if you go north of campus you're okay and in a nice neighborhood. If you go south, however, you better go in a group and bring some mase because it's mad sketchy down there. I know there have been a few muggings of students in the past but as long as you're not an idiot you should be okay.

As for the work, it's tough, but not impossible. The professors are really great, overall, and are definetly approachable. You're not a number here. You'll find yourself striking a balance between working hard and playing hard, for sure.

The school is really trying to get students from all over the country and the effort is working. I was one of them, coming from the east coast. As much as I love it here (and I REALLY do) I'd say that you have to be completely sure that you're okay with being 3,000 miles from home. I'm transfering after this semester to go back east because I don't think I realized how huge a distance it is. But if you're good with that, this is most definetly an awesome region to take in and study. I'm definetly coming back out here for grad school, if possible to UPS!

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