Location
Tacoma, WA
Undergrads
2,549
Tuition
$40,250
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 739 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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1 College Freshman

Facilities: I wouldn't send your child here. I have recently developed a strong hate for this school after a friend of mine was sexually attacked and nothing was done even thought they went throughout the proper channels.

1 College Freshman

Facilities: I don't feel safe here.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Some of the teachers are really amazing and passionate people.

2 College Freshman

Weather: If you like grey and rain then this is the schools for you.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Seems to be very good. Like minded individuals.

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Not smoking pot puts you in the minority.

1 College Freshman

Athletics: Little to no students attend sporting events

1 College Freshman

Weather: Rain. Cold. Occasional Sunny Day. Crap.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Even with a scholarship, hard to afford.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Tacoma's "storied" history has left no good Chinese/Japanese restaurants here. Fast food relatively close. Mostly low quality.

2 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: School is pretty strict about most things. Administration handles disciplinary matters horrible. No chance of verbal warnings or second chances.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Occasional parties thrown by the frats/sororities, but you don't need to be in Greek Life to attend. Seems very non-committal, extremely laid back, lacks serious structure/traditional values

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Health services are unbelievably bad. Hours are limited, and appointments are nearly impossible to get. How foolish I was to think I could walk in and get care. Staff not friendly. Security services are decent/good.

2 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: School is quite far away from anything worthwhile. Tacoma is very much a boring place to live. Restaurants are mediocre at best, no nightlife, crappy areas everywhere.

3 College Freshman

Parking: On campus parking fills up fast, off campus is limited

2 College Freshman

Computers: Wifi can be unreliable and slow. Took them a few months to figure it all out. Tech services are pretty bad, seems like they aren't on top of it

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Disciplinary policies are keyed towards helping the students as opposed to punishing them

4 College Freshman

Weather: It's rainy and I love it! If you don't like the rain it may be a problem, but when the sun comes out then it is so beautiful.

1 College Freshman

Diversity: Most of the students I meet tend to come from the same socioeconomic class as I, and most grew up in upper middle class suburbs and are white. We do seem to have a pretty vibrant gay community though

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Pricey school I suppose, but they give out lots of scholarships, which makes it cheap.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are few restaurants close to campus that stay open very late, but getting a little farther than walking distance from campus and finding good places will really pay off.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are lots of beautiful houses surrounding campus, but they may be expensive, although less expensive than living on campus.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life seems like it provides a lot of the social activities on campus, and it seems like many girls join sororities

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Most of the time I stay on or near campus at nights, and most of the time I will hang out with friends rather than go to parties

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I personally always feel safe on campus, and only feel unsafe if I venture farther away from school

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Juliette Witous
Hometown
Sonoma, CA
Major
Communications
Grad Year
2012
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There are days when it will be raining and you will have piles of homework and a to-do list the length of shopping receipt, and you will ask yourself how you got tricked into attending this school. But then there will be moments when you will have a completely unique experience that will make up for all the dreary days put together. You may find yourself on Orcas Island with the sailing team or shaking your hips during the school-wide luau or snowshoeing on Mount Ranier or watching street performers at Pike Place or volunteering at Project Homeless Connect. You may find yourself talking to a local entrepreneur or handpicking blueberries or riding the ferry to the Tipi camp on Vashon Island, and that is when you will know that you made the right choice.

Sometimes students wonder what it would be like to attend a larger state school, but the community that comes with a smaller population is irreplaceable. Because one interacts with their fellow classmates in all walks of life, from the classroom to the dance studio or football field, an intimacy results that would otherwise be less likely at a larger school. Such intimacy is promoted through the classroom as well, with class sizes ranging from 8 (in the upper levels) to 30 (at the largest). With this comes a great opportunity for networking. This may also help explain the overall respect and friendliness students have toward one another, realizing that fellow peers may have a shared interest or important contact. On a similar note, what is starkly different from high school is the lack of hierarchies and drama. Students respect one another and are friendly regardless of any characteristic differences. There aren’t really popular groups, as students tend to have a wide variety of friends rather than a small clique of friends.

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