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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
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  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 3,945 undergraduate students. The UW Tacoma acceptance rate is 84%. Popular majors include Information Science, Psychology, and Communications. Graduating 58% of students, UW Tacoma alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $44,900.
About University of Washington - Tacoma...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
1900 Commerce St
Tacoma, WA 98402

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
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
980-1190
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$8,674/ 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
$11,556/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
85%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.29 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,945Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
491
Undergrads Over 25
27%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Open
    65%
  • Diverse
    24%
  • Diverse
    6%
  • Snotty
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
51%
of students say they don't have Greek life.37 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.49 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    50%
  • Personal
    27%
  • Global
    18%
  • Prestige
    5%

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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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.
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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.
This rating is for the UWT education program.
I would NOT recommend this program if you are interested in wanting to be a teacher. This program provides lack of support for the students. The program overall is very unorganized and things are always switched up on us. No one is clear and everyone does things differently.
We have supervisors that guide and support us through our student teaching journey, but all supervisors do different things.
We are placed in Tacoma school districts and we are being told to stay longer than the required time for our student teaching. Some supervisors are requiring student teachers to student teach until autumn quarter (a whole extra unnecessary quarter).
I would NOT recommend this unorganized and unsupportive program.
This campus is also not as diverse as they claim to be.