College Freshman 2013-11-10T07:08:16Z
There are piles of visible alcohol bottles in the recycling each morning and no one seems to care.
College Freshman 2013-11-10T07:07:05Z
I came from the SF bay area, and compared to that there are barely any drugs on campus. If I were to compare it to the amount of drugs used in Singapore then I would give it a rating of 1 for drug safety.
College Freshman 2013-11-10T07:05:26Z
There are not requirements to get into the chemistry program other than being accepted into the school. They know that they can weed most of the incoming students out through showing them how hard chemistry can really be.
College Freshman 2013-11-10T07:05:26Z
I am receiving an amazing education here. I just hope that graduate schools will recognize it.
College Freshman 2013-11-10T07:02:21Z
If you have a car you should bring it to school because otherwise it is way to hard to get around.
College Freshman 2013-11-10T07:01:46Z
If you are gay and are thinking about coming to this school let me help you out with some simple math.
There are 2600 students at this school. Lets assume that it is split 50/50 between men and woman.
Then there are going to be 1300 students who are the same gender as you. If you give a very high estimate about the precent of the people on campus who are gay, and say it is 5% then there are 65 students on campus who have the same sexual orientation and gender as you. Now consider account that most straight people on campus cannot find anyone who they are sexually interested in because of how small the population of students here is. No matter how gay friendly the campus is, the small size will make it difficult for you.
College Freshman 2013-11-10T06:52:04Z
I sometimes have to spend friday nights working on memorizing organic mechanisms rather than having fun. I am ok with it because I came to this college for the purpose of majoring in my major and not to have fun and get some piece of paper which might help me get a job later on.
College Freshman 2013-11-10T06:52:03Z
I am studying chemistry and I think it is one of the best majors offered at the school. It is a lot of work, but I love the material and my professors, so the excessive studying is defiantly worth it.
Science courses are intense, but if you can meet the high demands of your instructors then you will be able to accomplish anything.
For every science major there is the eventual realization that it is possible to learn anything that you want to learn. Every intellectual pursuit such as learning another language does not seem that daunting.
My main problem with the school is that despite having great science classes and great professors, and numerous research opportunities, papers published at puget sound do not have the same weight at papers published at top universities so I will not be able to ever go to a top graduate school no matter how hard I work.
College Freshman 2013-11-10T06:30:28Z
I can always find a quiet place to work which is the most important thing for a campus.
College Freshman 2013-11-10T06:26:54Z
The food on campus is cheap if you eat a lot and expensive if you eat a little due to the high upfront cost of a meal plan. Overall the food is good. There are weakly specials, that range from lasagna to fish tacos, so although eating in the sub can can somewhat monotonous there is usually something a little different to chose.
College Freshman 2013-11-10T06:24:29Z
There isn't anything really remarkable about the dorms. Most of them have TV's but no one in college watches TV.
College Freshman 2013-11-10T06:22:25Z
I never take my laptop out of my room because there are plenty of computer labs on campus to accommodate my needs. Even during finals I can usually find a few computers empty to type up my essays.
The internet is slow, especially the wireless, so bring an ethernet cable.
College Freshman 2013-11-10T06:18:56Z
I did not have a great highschool GPA so I was not accepted to most of the colleges that I applied to yet I still wanted to go to an academically rigorous school.
Visiting the school gave me the feeling that despite the high admittance rate, the academics here would be on par with some top schools in the country. In some ways I was right. Although Seminar classes here are very easy, the math and science classes here are very challenging and rewarding. The small class sizes allow me to talk to a professor when I don't understand something or want more details about a certain subject. Science and math courses meet four days a week, meaning that much more material is covered in lecture than is normally covered at larger schools. In labs, which are required for every science course, a professor is always in the room with the CA.
University of puget sound has a high acceptance rate, but also a high drop out rate, because unlike a lot of other liberal arts schools, it refuses to lower its standards. If you come here and study science or math you will receive a good education, although a chemistry or physics degree from here will not have the same prestige as one from a UC or even a state school.
College Freshman 2013-11-10T05:43:04Z
Guys & Girls:
I gave the girls here a low star but because they are particularly ugly, but because most they are so boring and unremarkable. They are the type who don't do well in school because they spend to much time playing board games with their friends on the weekends or because they are unable to pull themselves away for twitter or snapchat and study. They are the type who escape from their bad grades by over eating and watching disney movies rather than taking personal responsibility and studying.
Not all of the girls here are like that. There are a few who are truly amazing but they will only be here because they are on a scholarship, and paying for school by working a few jobs, while taking a full load of courses.
College Freshman 2013-11-10T05:17:36Z
Health & Safety:
The health center is closed on the weekends and it fills up during flu season, so if you get sick you are out of luck.
College Freshman 2013-11-10T05:16:41Z
It rains a lot but rarely hard, so it isn't always necessary a wear a rain jacket.
College Sophomore 2013-11-07T00:33:40Z
You will get in trouble if you are caught seen with any alcohol or drugs. However you do get a few strikes before anything gets severe. People over 21 are allowed to have alcohol in their rooms, but whatever most 21 year olds live off campus. They often time break up the fun, and most of the issues have to do with noise.
College Sophomore 2013-11-07T00:28:55Z
The dorm rooms are fine. Most of they except a/l and commencement are pretty old. The internet is awful no matter which dorm you get. Nothing worthy of 4 or 5 stars.
College Sophomore 2013-11-07T00:26:10Z
The only social places are two coffee shops and a pizza place. While these coffee shops are good and the pizza is good, they are not the social hub the schools needs. There is nothing to do when it rains, and no popular hangout to socialize.
College Sophomore 2013-11-07T00:19:33Z
The Football team is the lowest division in the nation, and the last place. Essentially they are the worst college football team in the nation despite the huge effort I see them put in. Hardly any fan support, and most of it is from other athletes. I would give school spirit a 1/10 fan support a 1/10 and athletic facilities a 3/10. Often times the gym is overcrowded, and the set up is very subpar. The football stadium really can't be considered a "stadium".
Mens soccer did win first this year.
College Sophomore 2013-11-07T00:14:18Z
The bars are not classy. Drinks are not cheap. Also get the stray tacoma locals coming in that roughen the atmosphere up. There really is no "college" bar around here unless you go all the way up to Seattle. Underage nightlife is horrendous. Greek life collectively has maybe 5 parties a semester, which they have to be scheduled with the school and there is no drinking allowed. Off campus parties start early and end early. You often time get obscure music that no one has heard of. There is not much drinking at these parties either, mostly drinking happens in a pre-game form where people drink at their houses or dorm rooms then head out in the rain hoping to find a party. Parties happen only on friday and saturday and there are only a few.
College Sophomore 2013-11-07T00:07:33Z
Guys & Girls:
Attractiveness is all relative and subjective. The girls here other than some that do play sports are mostly not fit. I'd say about 10% of the girls not in a sport work out. There is little care for designer fashion brands. Many are hard working with school. The girls and guys here are pretty shy. A non-casual culture, very relationship oriented. The hot girls all went somewhere sunny in my opinion, or at least to a more social school.
College Sophomore 2013-11-06T23:57:02Z
I love the outdoors and have the opportunity to rock climb, kayak and play club sports at UPS, but I miss a more spirited campus with more student connections. I do have some wonderful friends, but many students here have receded into their own computers and virtual worlds rather than working socially together as I had imagined students would do in college. I know most students in college participate in virtual worlds. Part of this is understandable. But college should also be about interacting face to face, and part of that can be encouraged by the school’s architecture. At UPS there is not a central hub or a place to gather. I do spend time in the tiny café, talking to others and studying. I love the library, too, but again, these are more solitary experiences than communal ones. The town outside is not connected to our school life and we are not to it. This isolation moves me to apply to a school where there are more students who reach out socially, who want to connect and are encouraged to do so by the campus culture and the sheer fact that there are more students engaging.
I never struggled socially my entire life, but coming here I noticed something different. I feel many of the people here are people that have been swept under the rug before in their life and finally here they are making friends. I feel like I came to a school that is under a rug, and I am nice to many people but have little desire to be their friends. What I'm saying is I was considered someone who is "popular", but I have little desire to be popular at this school because I wouldn't want to fit in with the people that have never had the skills to fit in. To fit in, I'd have to not fit in, in relationship to my standards. Often someone who fits in here is edgy, and/or immature, and that is not me and I'm not willing to change myself to that to fit in.
College Sophomore 2013-11-06T23:37:26Z
When I was picking college I was like "yeah who cares about the weather, I'm not going to choose the school I go to just because of the weather." After one year at this school I've had a complete change in heart. The school is not very social when it rains and there is nothing to do. Many students here have receded into their own computers and virtual worlds rather than working socially together as I had imagined students would do in college. I feel college should also be about interacting face to face, and part of that can be encouraged by the school’s architecture. At UPS there is not a central hub or a place to gather. This becomes even more problematic when it is raining because there aren't any people outside throwing a frisbee or hanging out on the lawns socializing. I do spend time in the tiny café, talking to others and studying. I love the library, too, but again, these are more solitary experiences than communal ones.
College Sophomore 2013-11-06T23:28:45Z
The school mostly consists of people that fall into a diversity category. People that come here to be accepted for who they are. Economic background hardly matters, political beliefs do. Religion somewhat, most people are atheists and will may question religious beliefs; particularly mormons. Many people of different sexual orientations here. This school is not however accepting of people who are republican. This school is not accepting of people that don't have a weirdness/immaturity/edginess to them as if they are a threat to there kind. As a minority city raced boy on the more proper preppy side with no edginess, I definitely barriers to where I'm not welcome. This school is also not that racially diverse.
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