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University of Washington - Tacoma Campus Overview

Located in Tacoma, Washington, University of Washington - Tacoma Campus is a public institution. The city atmosphere of Tacoma makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is University of Washington - Tacoma Campus Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$38,982 Avg Cost After Aid
83% Acceptance Rate
  • The 1% student loan default rate at UW Tacoma is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at UW Tacoma.
  • In <nil>, 80% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from UW Tacoma makes roughly $74,063 a year. This is 82% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

Where Is University of Washington - Tacoma Campus?


Contact details for UW Tacoma are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1900 Commerce St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3100
Phone: 253-692-4400

How Do I Get Into UW Tacoma?

You can apply to UW Tacoma online at:

Admission Requirements for UW Tacoma

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UW Tacoma?

83% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
UW Tacoma has an acceptance rate of 83%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 81%, and the acceptance rate for women is 84%.

Can I Afford University of Washington - Tacoma Campus?

$38,982 Net Price
26% Take Out Loans
0.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UW Tacoma is $38,982. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UW Tacoma, approximately 26% of students took out student loans averaging $4,335 a year. That adds up to $17,340 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UW Tacoma is 0.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Washington - Tacoma Campus Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,825 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,327 undergraduate students at UW Tacoma, with 3,825 being full-time and 502 being part-time.


There are also 700 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,825 full-time undergraduates at UW Tacoma, 48% are male and 52% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Washington - Tacoma Campus students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 881
Black or African American 397
Hispanic or Latino 602
White 1,352
International Students 99
Other Races/Ethnicities 494

Geographic Diversity

Washington students aren't the only ones who study at University of Washington - Tacoma Campus. At this time, 9 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 39 countries are represented at UW Tacoma. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Hong Kong.

Online Learning at University of Washington - Tacoma Campus

335 Took All Classes Online
2,159 Took At Least One Class Online
7.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 2,159 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UW Tacoma has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 8th most popular in Washington for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of UW Tacoma

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Washington - Tacoma Campus was 7.5%. This is the #1,475 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UW Tacoma regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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