We interviewed the Vice President of Enrollment at the University of Puget Sound, George Mills, to find out tips for getting into UPS and surprising facts about the school.
Noodle Education: What is a great insider tip for getting in to Puget Sound?
George Mills: Take difficult classes in classes in high school and do well in them. Know who you are, and be able to express it in your application.
NE: What is one thing that would surprise our readers about the students at your school?
GM: They are very outdoors oriented and environmentally conscious.
NE: If were coming to visit your campus, what's one thing I should be sure to see or do?
GM: Definitely take a look at the redwood tree, because it is symbolic of the campus community. Also go see the hatchet - a tradition that has been circulated among each graduating class for the past century.
NE: What is one thing students should NOT do when applying to your school?
GM: Certainly they should not slack off during their senior year. Also, their application essay should not be written in a voice other than theirs.
NE: I got waitlisted at your school: Do you have any advice for me?
GM: First of all, keep in touch with us. Also, be sure to provide additional information so we can review your file and get back in touch.