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The University of Puget Sound

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA Faculty AccessibilityA+
Useful SchoolworkA- Excess CompetitionB-
Academic SuccessB Creativity/ InnovationA
Individual ValueB+ University Resource UseB+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessB+
Campus MaintenanceA Social LifeB
Surrounding CityC Extra CurricularsB
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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He cares more about Excess Competition than the average student.
Date: Nov 20 2011
Major: Music Education (This Major's Salary over time)
You will see a lot of comments not only on this school, but on the rest of the site as well that are very negative and critical of their schools. Keep in mind that their complaints tend to be emotionally based and note the tendency of dissatisfied people to write reviews compared to those who are satisfied. In general, it's not going to be the quality of the dorm you stay in, it's not going to be about how hard your classes are going to be, it's going to be about what you make of it. (Personally, I've had no problems with my dorm, or my classes, in case you were worried.)

First of all, this campus is beautiful; the pictures on the website give a great depiction of what the school looks like. If you are looking to visit schools, Puget Sound is definitely one you should not miss.

The students here are mainly from the bay area in CA, other cities in CA, Oregon, Colorado, a few other midwest states, Washington, and occasionally, an East Coaster or two make their way here. I made friends pretty quickly here (within the first week). I think most of this was attributed to the passages part of the orientation. It really does a great job of getting people to know each other. It may be a small school, but I guarantee there will people here that you will make friends with. Politically, almost everyone here is pretty liberal, which may or may not come as a shock to you, but it should by no means deter you because it doesn't really make to much of an impact other than you will occasionally find yourself in a conversation on how guns should be more regulated etc. My biggest piece of advice to incoming freshmen is to not be afraid of being yourself, there are plenty of people around just like you.

I would consider UPS to be a pretty average school regarding social life. There is always something to do during the weekends, but don't expect the same kind of parties that would take place at a large state university. In my dorm, there are usually a few people in the lounge until 2-3.

The school of music here is really great, so if you are thinking of pursuing a music major/minor, or you just want to play in some pretty spectacular ensembles, I would highly recommend Puget Sound to you. A lot of the students in the program are great if you get to know them and are really friendly. The faculty, not only in the school of music, but in all departments are great. They are helpful, present material in an engaging manner, are available to chat during their office hours (by appt. or scheduled), and are fun to be in class with.

The food here is alright by college standards. The cellar is open for late night pizza, wings, cheese sticks, ice cream, shakes, etc, as are the dorms.

I don't really know too much about the athletics here, so I'm not really the person to ask, but all I know is that the football team doesn't win many games.

It rains a lot here once you get into the fall/winter season. It affects some people, but I don't really mind. The first 3-5 weeks of school are really nice.

If you want to find out more about Tacoma, I encourage you to look it up, but I have not found it to be below average, as far as surrounding area is concerned.

Ultimately, I think that almost any one can find their place when coming to Puget Sound, and highly recommend it to you if you are considering small schools (~2500?) to attend.

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