4,436
Students
Financial aid thermometer
15,770
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
83
83%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
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Overview

University of Washington, Tacoma is a Comprehensive institution located in Tacoma, WA, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1900 Commerce Street
Tacoma, WA  98402-3100
United States
Contact Ms. Megan Beresford
Associate Director of University Recruitment
Email: megan61@uw.edu
Phone: 253-692-4738
Fax: 253-692-4414

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Management Science Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,982
Applied
1,662
Accepted
4,436
Enrolled
84%
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Female Admissions

1,156
Females Applied
979
Females Accepted
85%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

826
Males Applied
683
Males Accepted
83%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

60
Application Fee
3.31
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Essay
Required for some programs Transcript of high school record
3 recommendations

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen June 30th Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer March 15th Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 550 490 600
SAT Math 540 490 590
ACT Composite 20 18 24

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

10,127
In-state
35,508
Out-of-state
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Fees

1,134
Full-time student fees
11,028
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan Yes
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

15,770
Avg. Financial Aid Package
15,150
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,820
Avg. Loan Aid
3,600
Avg. Grant Aid
14,120
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
95% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
73%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
13%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

4,436
Total undergrad students
4%
International Students
1%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 14.88%
Black or African American 8.48%
White or Caucasian 40.78%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.74%
Asian 19.12%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1.28%
Two or more races 8.95%
Other 1.56%

Gender

Male (48.11%)
Female (51.89%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Not Reported
Housing requirements None
Housing options Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 6%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Block Party, O.S.C.A.R.S and RSO Canned Food Drive

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Accounting Student Association, International Student Association, Partners in Action to Transform Healthcare (PATH) and Asian Pacific Islander Student Union (APISU)

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
key card access to buildings after hours

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No

Faculty

345
Total Faculty
16:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 257
Part-time - 88
Male - 173
Female - 172