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Colleges / University of Washington, Tacoma

University of Washington, Tacoma

Tacoma, WA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate83%
Acceptance Rate83%

UW Tacoma Student Life

UW Tacoma is on a 46-acre campus in the urban setting of Tacoma, Washington, not far from Seattle.

UW Tacoma Student Activities

There are many activities and organizations for UW Tacoma students to join – including theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.

Interested in Greek life? UW Tacoma does not have fraternities or sororities.

UW Tacoma has the Accounting Student Association. In fact, more students participate in the 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 events are Block Party, O.S.C.A.R.S and RSO Canned Food Drive.

Does UW Tacoma Offer Student Housing?

This table offers information on housing at UW Tacoma.

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

UW Tacoma offers housing for students. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing. There are 300 spots available in on-campus housing for all 4,327 undergraduates. 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.

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

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UW Tacoma Campus Services

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