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Colleges / University of Washington, Tacoma

University of Washington, Tacoma

Tacoma, WA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate88%

UW Tacoma Student Life

University of Washington, Tacoma Student Activities

Interested in Greek life?

University of Washington, Tacoma has the Pacific Islander Student Alliance. In fact, more students participate in the Pacific Islander Student Alliance than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at University of Washington, Tacoma include Filipino American Student Association, Pre-PA Club, Pre Medical Club and Black Student Union.

The University of Washington, Tacoma community comes together each year for Block Party, O.S.C.A.R.S and Multicultural Night.

Does University of Washington, Tacoma Offer Student Housing?

This table offers information on housing at University of Washington, Tacoma.

Housing Options Offered? Details
On-Campus Housing Yes
Guaranteed Housing Yes No special consideration for freshman
Co-ed Housing Available Yes
Housing for Students with Disabilities Yes
Percentage of Students Living On-Campus 7%
Spots Available in On-Campus Housing 300
Number of Students Living On-Campus 266
Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus

University of Washington, Tacoma offers on-campus housing. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing.

The majority of University of Washington, Tacoma students live on campus. In 2023, 7% of undergrads at University of Washington, Tacoma lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 93% of students lived off-campus or commuted to University of Washington, Tacoma. There are 300 spots available in on-campus housing for all 4,096 undergraduates. In the 2022-2023 school year, 266 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

University of Washington, Tacoma offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

University of Washington, Tacoma Athletics

University of Washington, Tacoma does not have any athletic programs or the school has not reported any information on their athletic teams.

Safety at University of Washington, Tacoma

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

University of Washington, Tacoma is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The UW Tacoma campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

UW Tacoma offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, UW Tacoma has key card access to buildings after hours.

Plan a Visit to University of Washington, Tacoma

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit University of Washington, Tacoma, take Interstate 5 to Tacoma, WA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Seattle Tacoma International airport.

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