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University of Washington Tacoma

Tacoma, WA

The University of Washington Tacoma is a public, comprehensive institution offering bachelor's and graduate degrees. Its campus is located in downtown Tacoma, about 30 miles from Seattle.

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students4,285
   Women2,233 (52.1%)
   Men2,052 (47.9%)
Graduate Students702


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate84% of 1,878 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineJune 30
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.24
SAT Math491 average
430-550 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading489 average
430-550 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing466 average
410-520 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite20 average
17-23 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $25,675
Out-of-state: $49,713
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,831
Out-of-state: $34,869
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met82%
Average Freshman Award$13,400
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemQuarter
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 23% of classes
40-49 students: 11% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes


Tacoma Population193,556
Nearest Metropolitan AreaSeattle
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 13% of freshmen, 3% of all students
Athletic Conferences 


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
20.5% Asian
7.6% Black/African-American
14.3% Hispanic/Latino
9.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
1.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
44.1% White
2.1% Unknown
International Students4.9% from 24 countries
First-Year Students Returning76.3%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Average 3.40 3.79 590 660 22
Low 3.10 3.41 590 660 19
High 3.78 4.26 590 660 25
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