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The University of Puget Sound

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA Faculty AccessibilityA+
Useful SchoolworkB- Excess CompetitionA
Academic SuccessB+ Creativity/ InnovationA
Individual ValueA University Resource UseA-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceA+ Social LifeC
Surrounding CityD Extra CurricularsC-
SafetyA
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

Female
ACT:28
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Surrounding City
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Faculty Accessibility
A+
She cares more about Extra Curriculars than the average student.
Date: Dec 18 2014
Major: Communications (This Major's Salary over time)
Honestly, this school has a lot of awesome qualities. 1. Most of the professors that i've had are super intelligent, helpful and engaging. They are willing to help you if you work hard in the class. I've had three bad professors in my time here so far, but the overwhelming majority of professors are really kind and engaging. 2. The campus and Northwest location is gorgeous. If you're really focused on school and studying and you don't leave campus much, you'll like UPS a lot. 3. The quality of the classes and the overall focus on academics here is awesome. Most people care about school, and it's nice to have people like that around. 4. The science and music programs are amazing and if you want to study either of these things, go here! The school also has a lot of other great programs. 5. The orientation is really great and you meet some of your closest friends during it. You get to do a volunteer project and go on a camping trip during orientation and it's so much fun.

Now to the cons…

1. Tacoma kind of sucks. Seattle is 45 minutes away if you want to go on the weekends, but honestly the amount of work piles up and sometimes it gets to be too much to get to Seattle and back, especially if you don't have a car. Tacoma isn't totally lacking on the fun, but you have to search around for fun stuff to do on weekends. It is really beautiful in the Spring and Summer though. Bottom line, if you like adventure and having a lot of fun, Tacoma and this campus probably are not right for you. 2. People are friendly and interesting, but many of them lack the concept of money and spend freely. There are many wealthy people that attend this school and people make comments about money and having nice things. Many students are also not independent and need a lot of guidance and babying. It's typical of many college students, but the sheltered attitude is still incredibly frustrating. Many students are cliquey as well and it can be hard to branch out to meet new people because people want to stay in their cliques. People typically like to stay in and have "kickbacks" on weekend nights instead of going to parties. It's probably because the parties here aren't that exciting. And they're not well publicized. 3. It's really expensive. The school is good with financial aid for most people, but some of us don't get all the aid we need. Also, the school charges for a lot of extra stuff randomly and it's frustrating. On campus living is very expensive for what you get. But it's a requirement for two years.

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