|Ethnicity Breakdown||Asian||Black||Caucasian||Hispanic||Middle Eastern||Native American||Pacific Islander|
|University of Washington-Tacoma Campus Students||22%||17%||45%||23%||1%||4%||4%|
|All Bold.org College Students||11%||21%||37%||25%||2%||2%||1%|
These schools are similar to University of Washington-Tacoma Campus in key aspects like size, setting, and academics.
80% of students
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.
I didn't get to spend much time there because of COVID
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great sense of community. My teachers were very kind and caring more times than not.
Sometimes it is a bit far to travel to each class depending on your schedule.
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.
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.