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University of Washington - Tacoma Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
NG
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
Undergrads in College Housing
3%
Average Housing Cost
Poll
25%
of students say overall dorm quality is great.16 responses
Poll
29%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.42 responses

Food

Campus Food
A-
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 43 responses
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  • The Swiss, Indochine, Freighthouse Square
    35%
  • The Harmon Brewery
    16%
  • Starbucks
    12%
  • Abella's
    9%
  • Elemental Pizza
    9%
  • Hot Dog Rod
    9%
  • Jimmy Johns and WCG Store
    9%
41%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.17 responses

Campus Quality

Campus
A-
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
B+
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 15 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    53%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    33%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    7%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    7%

Safety

Safety
A-
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
88%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.24 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 14 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    71%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    14%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    7%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    7%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 19 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    32%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    53%
  • Not very visible.
    11%
  • We have campus police?
    5%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 48 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    4%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    23%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    44%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    29%
Men's Varsity Sports
Women's Varsity Sports

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Campus Ministries, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Student Government, Newspaper
Music
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 5 responses
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  • Lohri party organized by indian student associatio
    40%
  • Winter Ball
    40%
  • Dead Week activities
    20%

Party Scene

Party Scene
C+
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 29 responses
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    3%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    3%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    21%
  • Parties? What parties?
    72%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 6 responses
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  • Sea fair
    50%
  • Pride Parade in Seattle
    33%
  • Freedom Fair
    17%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
Women in Sororities
53%
of students say they don't have Greek life.36 responses
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