Court 17 Student Housing
UW Tacoma's Court 17 Student Housing offer all the conveniences of apartment-style living on campus coupled with residence-life programming.
University Y Student Center
The University Y Student Center is the first, full-service YMCA located on a college campus and is the hub of student activity with its many amenities.
UW Tacoma regularly ranks as one of the top 5 fastest growing public universities in the nation according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.
All students need a little help sometimes. Academic support is available to you in writing, math and sciences at the Teaching and Learning Center. The Multimedia Lab and Computer Lab offer technology support and equipment rental. Plus our Library gives you access to over 12 million sources and guidance on research.
Broadway Farmer's Market
This vibrant downtown marketplace brings together the highest quality local growers, specialty food producers, hot food vendors, and artisans. Grab some lunch, listen to live music and visit over 70 vendors.
Our Global Honors program is open to high-achieving students in all majors and offers an active learning community and global curriculum.
It's Sweeter in Tacoma
Baskin-Robbins ice cream, Milky Way bars and Almond Roca all started in Tacoma. Today, we’re home to local favorites Johnson Chocolates, Ice Cream Social and Hello Cupcake.
The Perfect Place to Hang Out
Distinctive neighborhoods offer a variety of options for eating, shopping and socializing. From the international Lincoln, to eclectic Sixth Ave, to upscale Proctor, you can find a perfect place to hang out.
UW Tacoma is proud to serve a student population that is almost one-third underrepresented minorities, the most of any UW campus.
Known as “Takhoma” to the local American Indian tribes, you can reach the popular Paradise Visitor Center in about two hours for hiking, climbing and fishing.
Tacoma is home to at least six major museums covering cars, art, glass, state history, manuscripts and the maritime industry.
Tacoma is the largest city in Pierce County with a population of 211,277. It is also the third largest city in the state of Washington, behind Seattle and Spokane. (Source: 2016 census)
Walk the Waterfront
Right across the Thea Foss Waterway is the Port of Tacoma, one of the largest container ports in North America. On the city side of the waterway, a 1.5-mile public esplanade connects the waterway with downtown.
Wander Through Nature
A short bus ride or drive from campus is the peaceful Wright Park. A little farther north gets you to Point Defiance Park and Owen Beach where you hike through forests, watch for migrating whales or visit the zoo.
UW Tacoma is consistently rated among the top 5 best values for colleges in the western U.S. by Washington Monthly magazine.
Named for the grand, historic Stadium High School, this neighborhood just north of downtown includes an urban oasis of open green space in Wright Park and the W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory. There's also the independent Grand Cinema and don't miss Frisko Freeze, Tacoma's version of Dick's Drive-in.
Small Class Sizes
Class sizes are small and taught by faculty who know you personally.