ic S/general/checkmark circled Thanks for subscribing! Be on the lookout for our next newsletter.
ic S/general/checkmark circled Saved to Favorites.
Colleges / University of Washington, Tacoma

UW Tacoma Student Life

UW Tacoma is on a 31-acre campus in an urban setting in Tacoma, Washington, not far from Seattle. UW Tacoma has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.

UW Tacoma does not have fraternities or sororities.

UW Tacoma has a thriving Accounting Student Association. In fact, more students participate in Accounting Student Association than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at UW Tacoma include HuSCII Coding Club, NAMI On Campus, Analytics Innovation Club and International Friends Club.

UW Tacoma students' favorite campus traditions are Block Party, O.S.C.A.R.S and RSO Canned Food Drive.

UW Tacoma Housing

UW 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.

Most UW Tacoma students live off campus. In 2021, 2% of undergrads at UW Tacoma lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 98% of students lived off-campus or commuted to UW Tacoma. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.UW Tacoma does not offer coed housing or housing for students with disabilities.

UW Tacoma Athletics

UW Tacoma does not have any athletic programs or the school has not reported any information on their athletic teams.

Safety at UW 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. The school also has student security patrols.

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 UW 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 UW Tacoma, take Interstate 5 to Tacoma, WA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Seattle Tacoma International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Washington you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore UW Tacoma's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Keep Reading About UW Tacoma

To learn more about UW Tacoma, choose from the options below:




Tuition & Aid

Visit the College Confidential forums to join the conversation about UW Tacoma.

UW Tacoma Students






Full Time


Part Time


In State













Undergraduate Students


Graduate Students


Non-Resident / International Students


UW Tacoma Campus Services

Student Services
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Counseling
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment


Campus Setting


Acceptance Rate


Tuition and Fees

In State




Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jun 30
Do You Work at a University?

Claim your page to customize your profile and connect with students!

Claim Free Account
Scholarship Tips

Want to find money for school that doesn’t need to be paid back? Access insights and advice on how to search and apply for scholarships!

Find Scholarships
Need Advice or Have a Question About UW Tacoma?

Connect with the world's largest college forum for candid, authentic discussion.

Join the Conversation