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Reviews 281 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Campus is beautiful. Location is great. advisers are nice.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school offers a variety of clubs and there's always something to do on campus. It is not that big but that allows for a feeling of community.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: There is no "college atmosphere." Everyone goes to class and goes home.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Attending the University I currently study at it is my personal belief that if given the choice on going back in the past and choosing to either stay with my current school or pick a new one I would remain where I am. At first my reaction to attending this specific University was more focused on the negative side. I believed I would be missing out on most college experiences with the lack of a Greek Row, the relatively small size of the campus, and the small selection of on campus housing available, but over time I have come to love my campus as it is. While it is mainly a commuter campus there are always various events and clubs around throughout the day to encourage student involvement and interaction. The staff, faculty, and student body overall create a welcoming and enjoyable learning and social environment. Class sizes range from around 15 to 40 people and most if not all professors work with students to find times after or before class to provide extra help. Professors on campus work hard to encourage student involvement in both the classrooms and in clubs, they genuinely want to see all of their students succeed in the courses we are taking. For us as students to strive to push ourselves in our education and learning skills to the maximum level we can achieve. It is because of the urban layout of our campus and the availability and support of the professors that I would pick to attend this campus again.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are many places to rent off campus housing that are MUCH cheaper than the campus housing. Many apartments within a mile or two of campus and even more houses to share with fellow students. More student housing can be found near UPS and is reasonably priced. You do have some places that are way out of a student's budget but you are more than capable of finding a cheaper place to live.

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2 College Freshman

Party Scene: Because it is a commuter school, there are no parties at UWT itself. None. But if you go a few miles up the road you can have a true college party experience at UPS. It's nice because you don't have to be apart of that scene if that's not your scene. If you feel like getting a broader experience you go to UPS and meet people and party if that's what you like to do.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Most places give you student discounts or a separate menu for students. You can eat at a different place everyday of the week and they will offer you a nice selection. Plenty of coffee shops that are great to just hang out with friends, meet new people, or cram for an upcoming exam.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: The actual school is pretty average with things like drugs on campus and attendance. Depending on the professor you can have strict attendance or more leniency. The housing, however, is much stricter on curfews, drugs, alcohol and noise. I would suggest not living in campus housing just because you have to deal with a lot more administrative influence.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The office that deals with financial aid is very helpful and will sit down with you to explain any questions you have. Financial Aid is an inherently difficult and annoying process they really try to help you break everything down and seem to have students' best interests at heart.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are a few places to eat downtown (pizza, crepes, burgers) but there isn't any plan through the school. Some of the places are really nice but a bit pricey (Indochine) while others are on the cheaper side (The Harmon).

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love it here because it gives you the chance to be very independent but with a lot of resources to tap into should you need help. The advising center is filled with friendly, well-informed people who do a wonderful job of guiding you through your college experience. The housing that you find through the school, however, is expensive and fairly strict with rules and curfews. But, you don't have to stay in campus housing and there are many places that offer great housing nearby, not through the school.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Mostly off campus dining is great and there are a ton of vegan and vegetarian options, however it's all expensive.

4 College Senior

Administration: I think the advisers are very helpful, however it is difficult to talk to someone without booking way in advance.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: It is difficult to receive scholarships unless you have applied for them as a high schooler going into a freshman year.

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3 College Senior

Campus Food: I often pack my own lunch. However sometimes I walk to Anthem Coffee House for a vegan wrap, so tasty!

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: I love the University of Washington Tacoma. They are still renovating parts of the campus, but that just means it gets more beautiful every year.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a few places to go but it is expensive and takes to long to get food in between classes

2 College Junior

Campus Food: There are a few Restaurants around campus but they are expensive and take to long to get food in between classes. The only food offered by the school that I know of is a little snack shop.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Not as great as the Seattle campus, but the Tacoma campus does offer job fairs and related events to meet prospect employers.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of places to go when you're hungry. The restaurants around campus offers decent meals for students at a fairly average price.

4 College Junior

Administration: I'm not sure how to answer this.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: Just file for fafsa on the web then the school will take care of the rest. You have an option of accepting or rejecting certain loans via myuw.edu.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: There are many places within walking distance. If you're not satisfied with those restaurants, you can take the lightrail to the freighthouse square to find more options.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: If you want athletics, go to UW Seattle. We don't have school teams - just student organizations. We have a campus YMCA though, and that's really good.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: It's been really great. Would recommend.

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