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University of Puget Sound, WA

The University of Puget Sound provides students with a unique academic experience that can be found in few other locations. Situated in one of the trendier neighborhoods of the thriving city of Tacoma, the school offers students a chance to learn in an urban setting where they are just blocks away from restaurants and entertainment, whether they decide to live on campus or opt for off campus housing. With more than 100 years of history, the college challenges students academically.

Incoming freshmen can expect to dig into their studies. Puget Sound offers liberal arts degrees in areas as diverse as Asian studies, international business economics and neuroscience. Professors at the school are experts in their fields, with a group of instructors in the Political Science Department having written one of the most widely-used textbooks in the field. The college also boasts the only liberal arts-focused degree in business and best conservatory-quality music program in the Northwest. The campus gives students plenty to do in their spare time. The athletic buildings are home to a climbing wall, swimming pool, track and weight room.

The majority of students at Puget Sound decide to live on campus, with about 70 percent in university housing. However, that doesn't mean this is a student's only option. The school is located in Tacoma's West End neighborhood, which has numerous apartments and houses for rent. This area of the city is also home to a number of coffee shops, restaurants and retail locations. Regardless of whether a student chooses university housing or goes off campus, there is plenty to do in the area.

Students looking for an off campus apartment near the University of Puget Sound can check out ApartmentGuide.com. Here, they can browse rental listings and find out more about Tacoma, Washington.