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Colleges / University of Washington, Tacoma

University of Washington, Tacoma

Tacoma, WA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate88%

About UW Tacoma

University of Washington, Tacoma is a public, state university in the city of Tacoma, Washington. UW Tacoma was founded in 1990. The college currently enrolls around 4,801 students a year, including 4,096 undergraduates.

UW Tacoma Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into UW Tacoma. In 2021, UW Tacoma accepted 88% of applicants. In 2021, 1,744 out of 1,974 total applicants were accepted.

University of Washington, Tacoma Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 88%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.4
Test Optional May require tests

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University of Washington, Tacoma is located in the city of Tacoma, Washington, near Seattle.

If you would like to see UW Tacoma for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 5 to Tacoma, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Seattle Tacoma International.

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College Info

1900 Commerce Street Tacoma, WA 98402-3100

Campus Setting: Urban

UW Tacoma Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jun 30

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 31

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UW Tacoma is Jun 30.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UW Tacoma is Jul 31.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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UW Tacoma Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at UW Tacoma is like? There are approximately 4,801 students enrolled at UW Tacoma, including 4,096 undergraduate students and 705 graduate students. 88% percent of students attend school full-time, 98% percent are from WA and 2% percent of students are from other states.


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