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
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A
University of Washington - Tacoma is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
1900 Commerce St
Tacoma, WA 98402
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University of Washington - Tacoma Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
84%
Application Deadline
November 15
SAT Range
860-1100
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$8,539/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,178/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,302/ year
  • $49-75k
    $7,863/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,078/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,289/ 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
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,761Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
28%
Pell Grant
52%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Open
    69%
  • Diverse
    25%
  • Snotty
    6%
  • Diverse
    0%
  • Nerdy
    0%
  • Outgoing
    0%
  • Stressed
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
53%
of students say they don't have Greek life.36 responses
Poll
44%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.48 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    48%
  • Personal
    29%
  • Global
    19%
  • Prestige
    5%
  • Fast-paced
    0%
  • Home away from home
    0%
  • Strict
    0%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
49%
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
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While UWT is not as large as its parent campus, it still offers a lot of opportunities. It is settled in downtown Tacoma, so there are plenty of shops and restaurants to explore. The Glass Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, and History Museum are all a short walk away. There is a YMCA on campus as well, with a student center located inside!
The location of Union Station also provides an excellent mean of public transportation instead of having to drive to campus every day. But because this is a commuter campus, if you want to do sports, you have to either do them at the YMCA on campus or go to the Seattle campus.
The dormitories are a little small, but they house all the students they can. Due to the lesser amount of student housing, there is not much partying that happens on campus. I personally love this, for others, maybe not so much.
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UWT is a great way to start your college experience! Staff and faculty are here to help students become successful. The classes at UWT are a lot smaller than most classes at a larger university which makes your learning experience. Student Engagement on campus plans several events throughout each quarter for incoming or current students to get to know each one another and to net work with those who have the same interests. They know and understand how hard it is to be a student so they organize events to De-stress during mid terms or finals. The university offers a variety of majors and minors the students can choose from as well as services like disability services ans veterans. This campus wants every student to have the best college experience so they also offer study abroad programs for student to travel to other countries and focus on a topic they are interested in learning.
This is a great school! Good location, downtown and close to the freeway, next to many coffee shops and food. Faculty cares about the students, classes are small and it gives proffesors the chance to really get to know the students. Very politically active!