Set in the historic Union Station District, UW Tacoma owes its charm to century-old, brick buildings that were built to last by businesses that depended on the railroad in the late 1880s and early 1900s. The university has earned architectural awards for transforming these buildings into modern classrooms.
The 46-acre campus footprint is located on a hillside overlooking the Port of Tacoma and Mount Rainier, on the southern edge of downtown Tacoma, next to museums and the beautifully reconstructed Union Station. Within walking distance are an array of restaurants, attractions, businesses, shops, parks, museums and historic architecture.
Tacoma is a wonderful place to live, work, and study. A vibrant city with a bustling nightlife and culture at its core. There are museums and theaters, restaurants and bars for every taste and budget. With the great outdoors just on your doorstep, you can enjoy all of the beauty the Pacific Northwest has to offer, from majestic mountains to glorious coastline.