University of Washington-Tacoma Campus

1900 Commerce St, Tacoma, WA

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Majors offered at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus

Biggest majors
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Psychology, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations

Academics at University of Washington-Tacoma Campus

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
16 to 1
Least Selective (86% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Demographics for University of Washington-Tacoma Campus Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
University of Washington-Tacoma Campus Students22%17%45%23%1%4%4%
All College Students11%21%37%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
University of Washington-Tacoma Campus Students
< 5% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for University of Washington-Tacoma Campus students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Software Development Engineer (SDE)85k
Accounting Manager85k
Software Engineer84k
Software Developer79k
Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer78k
Development Operations (DevOps) Engineer75k
Senior Accountant71k
Based on 1,596 student responses
58.3kAvg. Early Career Pay
92.5kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
49%in High-Meaning careers
23%in STEM careers

Net price of attending University of Washington-Tacoma Campus

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Student reviews of University of Washington-Tacoma Campus

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Recommended by

80% of students

Known for

LGBTQ+ friendly
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Helpful learning and accessibility services
Beautiful campus
Diverse and Inclusive
Laura Grace Massey
Drawing And Illustration
Piano + 1 other



It's been a rough year for everyone because of COVID-19. In the two years of going to school at UWT, only two quarters have been in person so my experience of campus life is limited. However, my experience with online learning has been great. Every professor has shown an amazing amount of consideration for their students' situations.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I didn't get to spend much time there because of COVID

Mike Overby
Coding And Computer Science
Gaming + 2 others



The UWT experience is good. The teachers are all nice. The campus is clean. It has a nice, centrally-located library. It's positioned near downtown and directly by all kinds of public transit. There is no campus cafeteria, but there is a small grocery store on campus (think of it as a gas station grocery) and a place to eat. The teachers are kind and invested in your success. If you stay in touch with them, they will absolutely support you in whatever ways they can. Not a lot of the classes ended with deliverables that you could present to prospective businesses, though. Not even at the higher levels.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Studying at UWT gives most students all the basic skills they need in order to land a job at a tech company, for sure. However, the name of the school has very little clout, especially since people compare it in their minds to UW Seattle, which has a much more mathematics-heavy and prestigious CS program. That means, if you go to UWT and you want to get into software afterward, you 100% MUST get at least one internship during one of your summers. It is not optional. Companies will not give you the "they have a degree" out that they should. They will look at you as if you have never made software in your life. It is terribly unfair and doesn't reflect the actual experience of going to school, but that's how it is.

Erin Brown
Hiking And Backpacking
Foreign Languages
Anime + 12 others



I really enjoy UW Tacoma. Washington is an awesome and beautiful place and Tacoma has a very special community that I am so happy to be a part of. UW Tacoma has a variety of programs and classes as well as opportunities to expand your education in other ways outside of just the academics you pay for. The instructors are great too.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Downtown Tacoma where UW Tacoma is an area where there are a lot of homeless people. So be prepared to see poverty in America at its finest.

Aspen Shupe
Drawing And Illustration
Gaming + 5 others



Great sense of community. My teachers were very kind and caring more times than not.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Sometimes it is a bit far to travel to each class depending on your schedule.

Anela Hutchison
Drawing And Illustration
Piano + 12 others



More than half of the professors are pretty good at teaching but there were many times when I encountered a professor I and my peers didn't agree with the teaching and grading style. I would 100% look into all of the professors before you sign up for their classes here.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I wasn't too fond of the location of this school. As well as safety. The campus is pretty easy to navigate however there is a lot of construction so be aware of your surroundings.

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