333 reviews
  1. Tacoma, WA
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A-
University of Washington - Tacoma is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
1900 Commerce St
Tacoma, WA 98402

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
85%
SAT Scores Range
870-1090
ACT Scores Range
18-23
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for University of Washington - Tacoma

Cost

Net Price
$9,410/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,710/ year
  • $30-48k
    $5,405/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,083/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,995/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,733/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,297Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
31%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Open
    73%
  • Diverse
    20%
  • Snotty
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
51%
of students say they don't have Greek life.35 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.47 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    45%
  • Personal
    30%
  • Global
    20%
  • Prestige
    5%

After University of Washington - Tacoma

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
71%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses

University of Washington - Tacoma Reviews

333 reviews
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I like how the campus isn't so big so you see lots of familiar faces. The students are friendly and very welcoming. I like the environment and the many restaurant choices that are close by. They have a bus transit right in front of the school so you are free to go wherever without walking too far. I like the University Y center, students can take fitness classes, play sports, work out and it's right next to the student housing which is great!
The University of Washington Tacoma just finished building a new YMCA for all students. Granted the fact that the membership fee adds on top of the tuition, It is still an amazing perk for each student as they are blessed the opportunity to utilize all the brand new programs and equipment. I've gone there almost everyday since it was built(1 year ago). Varsity sports aren't as big of a deal at UWT because all the teams perform at the UW Seattle campus. Intramurals are much more popular because UWT is so small the people love to have fun. The University of Washington Tacoma provides students with plenty of ways to maintain healthy physical habits. I love it here!
I love UWT! I love how every professor interacts with us separately, we're not a number in a 500 person lecture. I've formed meaningful relationships with many of my professors and I know that all of them would be willing to write me any kind of letter of recommendation based on knowing me personally and knowing my work personally. UWT does not use TA's, which I love! We get to have actual professors as well as lecturers who are trained in their fields and are so knowledgeable.