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  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
    B
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A-
UW Tacoma is an above-average public university located in Tacoma, Washington in the Seattle Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,005 undergraduate students. The UW Tacoma acceptance rate is 86%. Popular majors include Information Science, Psychology, and Nursing. Graduating 58% of students, UW Tacoma alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $44,900.
1900 Commerce St
Tacoma, WA 98402
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference

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.

UW Tacoma Admissions

Acceptance Rate
86%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
980-1190
ACT Range
16-23
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$9,292/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$12,254/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
83%

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.30 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    15%
  • On Campus
    83%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,005Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
549
Undergrads Over 25
27%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Open
    65%
  • Diverse
    29%
  • Snotty
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
53%
of students say they don't have Greek life.38 responses
Poll
44%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.50 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    52%
  • Personal
    26%
  • Global
    17%
  • Prestige
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$57,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
71%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses
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UWT has very supportive staff members who care for all their students. The professors are very energetic and love what they do. This makes the whole classroom experience a great environment to learn. I admire the diversity and constant focus on ensuring every student is safe, and having equal educational experiences. University of Washington Tacoma additionally, offers many diverse programs for every field!
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University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is great! There is a variety of awesome majors to choose from. Many interesting clubs to join and in a diverse environment. This campus has a YMCA free membership for Huskies, great Teaching Learning Center for tutoring; overall a great community.
I love UW Tacoma! The city is beautiful, the buildings have so much character! The professors are amazing and truly care about their students. One improvement I would make is regarding diversity. The majority of students and faculty are white. This is an issue because students need to see faculty and leaders that look like them. We cannot truly say we value diversity and equity if we aren't making the changes to our hiring policies that are so desperately needed.