If you are planning on applying to UW Tacoma, the regular decision application deadline is June 30 and the application fee is $60.
The following is an overiew of some of UW Tacoma's admissions stats.
|UW Tacoma 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.4|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are not considered|
These are the application deadlines for University of Washington, Tacoma.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Regular Decision||Yes||June 31||––|
UW Tacoma does not offer early decision or early action.
➡️ Discover a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
UW Tacoma is a not difficult school to get into. UW Tacoma evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, UW Tacoma accepted 83% of students, about 1,851 from 2,233 applicants.
Schools that are not difficult to get into, like UW Tacoma, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is not difficult.
UW Tacoma has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.
Wondering what factors are considered by UW Tacoma during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
Make sure to check with UW Tacoma for more information on admission factors.
To apply to UW Tacoma, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with UW Tacoma's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
Students admitted to UW Tacoma have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
UW Tacoma does not consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
UW Tacoma does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to UW Tacoma.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is July 31.
Transfer students can enroll in UW Tacoma during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Winter Term
• Spring Term
• Winter Term
Can I defer my acceptance to UW Tacoma?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to UW Tacoma.
Does UW Tacoma accept transfer credits?
✅ UW Tacoma accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. UW Tacoma accepts:
• CLEP subject tests
Does UW Tacoma accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ UW Tacoma accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to UW Tacoma?
✅ UW Tacoma is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.
What is UW Tacoma's acceptance rate?
✅ UW Tacoma has an acceptance rate of 83%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at UW Tacoma?
❌ UW Tacoma does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into UW Tacoma? UW Tacoma is a less selective institution. The UW Tacoma acceptance rate is 83%. This means that the institution accepts 82 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At UW Tacoma, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.41. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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