The University of Puget Sound's admissions are selective, and about half of all applicants will not be admitted. To get in, you'll most likely need grades and test scores that are well above average. In the graph above, the green and blue dots represent admitted students. You can see that the majority of students who got in to UP had GPAs above a 3.0, SAT scores (CR+M+W) above 1700, and ACT composite scores of 24 or higher. A large number of successful applicants had solid "A" averages.
Good grades and test scores, however, do not always mean you'll get in. In the middle of the graph you'll see a bit of red (rejected students) and yellow (waitlisted students) interspersed with the blue and green. Some students whose grades and test scores were on target for admission to the university were note admitted. On the flip side, you can see that a some students were accepted with test scores and grades a bit below the norm. This is because Puget Sound uses the Common Application and has holistic admissions. The admissions officers will want to see that you have taken rigorous classes, written a winning essay, participated in interesting extracurricular activities, and a received strong letters of recommendation. You'll also need to answer a couple short answer questions in Puget Sound's supplement to the Common Application. Finally, music applicants will need to audition.
To learn more about University of Puget Sound, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- University of Puget Sound Admissions Profile
- What's a Good SAT Score?
- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- What is a Weighted GPA?