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University Of Washington Tacoma Campus

University Of Washington Tacoma Campus

The University of Washington Tacoma, also known as UW Tacoma or UWT, was established in 1990, and is a public university and is located in Tacoma, Washington, USA. UW Tacoma offers a number of bachelor's and master's degrees in various subjects including interdisciplinary studies, general education, arts, and science. A number of certification courses are also available. The university is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • Education
  • Environmental Science
  • General Education
  • Global Honors
  • Institute of Technology
  • Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
  • Milgard School of Business
  • Nursing
  • Social Work
  • Urban Studies

UW Tacoma has an active student life and is home to several registered student organizations. A few of the active clubs and organizations in the campus are Women in Computing Science (WiCS), Queer-Straight Alliance (QSA), Muslim Student Association (MSA), and the Soccer Club. The mascot of the university is the Husky.

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Contacting University of Washington - Tacoma

University of Washington-Tacoma Campus
1900 Commerce St
Tacoma , WA 98402-3100
General Phone: (253) 692-4000
http://www.tacoma.washington.edu/

University of Washington - Tacoma Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts358liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies, urban studies
Business and Management208business management, accounting, finance, management science, marketing
Family and Social Work74social work
Nursing and Emergency Medicine61registered nursing
Computer Science and Engineering60computer and info science
Education and Teaching51education
Conservation and Resource Management13environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for University of Washington - Tacoma in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Bachelor's degree66112
Master's degree1646

University of Washington - Tacoma Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Washington - Tacoma had a total enrollment of 2,653 students (2,246 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 46%
Women 54%
Full-Time 89%
Part-Time 11%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 81%
Graduate 19%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 56%
Black 6%
Hispanic 15%
Asian 7%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 12%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 7%
18-19 8%
20-21 14%
22-24 18%
25-29 19%
30-34 10%
35-39 7%
40-49 11%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

ResidencePercent
Washington97%
Hawaii1%
Maryland1%
Oregon1%
Wisconsin1%
State unknown1%

University of Washington - Tacoma Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 66 %
Part-Time 65 %

University of Washington - Tacoma Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Tacoma, Washington for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Washington Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of Washington - Tacoma Admissions and Selectivity

Acceptances:

GroupApplicantsAcceptedPercent
Accepted
EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled
Total52042782%19245%
Men23519583%8946%
Women28523281%10344%

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal420540
SAT Math440540
ACT Verbal1319
ACT Math1621
ACT Composite1621

Application Requirements:

ItemRequirement
GPArequired
Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT94%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT13%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of Washington - Tacoma Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,730
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 23,147
Books and supplies $ 1,035

Financial Aid:
University of Washington - Tacoma participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 379801)

University of Washington - Tacoma Faculty

University of Washington - Tacoma has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Tenured3130
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1621
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1519

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year3$172,6921*
Lecturercalendar year4$62,1068$61,776
All faculty totalcalendar year7$109,5009$71,476

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year9$112,47712$93,243
Associate professoracademic year21$82,76522$81,804
Assistant professoracademic year16$81,57522$75,199
Lectureracademic year9$56,1405$47,412
All faculty totalacademic year55$82,92461$78,853

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Washington - Tacoma Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Management Science, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Education And Teaching
Education, General

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Urban Studies/Affairs

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

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University of Washington - Tacoma Highlights

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What Sets University of Washington - Tacoma Apart:

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Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%University of Washington - Tacoma Salaries of full-time faculty
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%University of Washington - Tacoma % of degrees in liberal arts
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%University of Washington - Tacoma % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of degrees in family and social work
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%University of Washington - Tacoma % of degrees in family and social work
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 16%University of Washington - Tacoma Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% students 40 years or older
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 18%University of Washington - Tacoma % students 40 years or older
% of degrees in conservation and resource management
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 18%University of Washington - Tacoma % of degrees in conservation and resource management
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 18%University of Washington - Tacoma Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
(vs. all colleges)
Top 20%University of Washington - Tacoma % of freshmen enrolled part-time
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(vs. all colleges)
Top 20%University of Washington - Tacoma % of degrees in computer science and engineering

Notable:
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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