University of Washington - Tacoma Campus

University of Washington - Tacoma Campus Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is University of Washington - Tacoma Campus Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of Washington - Tacoma Campus was awarded 122 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is European history.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, UW Tacoma is ranked #2,463 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

UW Tacoma also holds the #54 spot on the Best Colleges in Washington ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UW Tacoma?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Washington - Tacoma Campus is 84%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that UW Tacoma is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 92% of students accepted to UW Tacoma submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 600. Math scores were between 490 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Washington - Tacoma Campus  ( 490 to 600 )
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SAT Math Scores for University of Washington - Tacoma Campus  ( 490 to 590 )
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UW Tacoma received ACT scores from 13% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Washington - Tacoma Campus  ( 18 to 24 )
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University of Washington - Tacoma Campus Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, University of Washington - Tacoma Campus is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Washington - Tacoma Campus is 78%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  78 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Washington - Tacoma Campus

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Washington - Tacoma Campus has a freshmen retention rate of 80%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  80 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at UW Tacoma for first-time, full-time students is 44%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  44 out of 100
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University of Washington - Tacoma Campus Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,588 undergraduates at UW Tacoma with 4,066 being full-time and 522 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Washington - Tacoma Campus Cost?

The overall average net price of UW Tacoma is $10,817. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UW Tacoma

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,545 $7,222 $9,213 $17,651 $20,241

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UW Tacoma, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UW Tacoma, approximately 32% of students took out student loans averaging $5,131 a year. That adds up to $20,524 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UW Tacoma is 2.2%. 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.

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How Much Money Do UW Tacoma Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from UW Tacoma make about $57,700 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future UW Tacoma graduates since it is 45% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of University of Washington - Tacoma Campus

University of Washington - Tacoma Campus is a public institution situated in Tacoma, Washington. The location of UW Tacoma is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Contact details for UW Tacoma are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1900 Commerce St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3100
Phone: 253-692-4400
Website: www.tacoma.uw.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uwtacoma
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UWTnews

University of Washington - Tacoma Campus Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 35 majors graduated from University of Washington - Tacoma Campus. Of these students, 1,537 received undergraduate degrees and 402 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Computer Information Systems 275 $68,300
General Psychology 164 $32,800
Business Administration & Management 137 $44,600
Communication & Media Studies 104 $37,500
Accounting 87 $53,900
Criminal Justice & Corrections 85 $29,700
Finance & Financial Management 70 $60,800
General Biology 64 $30,000
Nursing 60 $71,100
Other Social Sciences 51 $33,400

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Washington - Tacoma Campus along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UW Tacoma

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 685 students took at least one online class at University of Washington - Tacoma Campus. This is a decrease from the 763 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 685 78
2017-2018 763 79
2016-2017 478 64
2015-2016 458 63
2013-2014 285 29

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

References

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