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Chances of getting into University of Washington Tacoma Campus

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
86%
Admission Difficulty for University of Washington Tacoma Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into UWT and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at UWT is 86%.  It ranks #13 in Washington for lowest rate of acceptance. University of Washington Tacoma Campus is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 1,708 out of 1,985 applicants were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 72 percent (SAT 960/1180 ACT 16/24). University of Washington Tacoma Campus typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.33. 36% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The UWT application fee is $60 and applications are due by Jan 15.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. University of Washington Tacoma Campus is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

UWT SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
960-1180
Applicants Submitting SAT 
92%
SAT Scores for University of Washington Tacoma Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 960
SAT Scores for University of Washington Tacoma Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1180
Average SAT Score 1070

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Washington Tacoma Campus?

University of Washington Tacoma Campus typically prefers applicants to be in the top 68 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 960 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 850. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. UWT ranks #13 in Washington for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 92 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Washington Tacoma Campus admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1180 and Above Good >92%
1070 to 1180 Avg + 86%-92%
960 to 1070 Avg - 76%-86%
850 to 960 Reach 63%-76%
Less than 850 Low <63%
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UWT ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
16-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
13%
ACT Scores for University of Washington Tacoma Campus
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for University of Washington Tacoma Campus
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UWT?

Admission data indicates that UWT regularly accepts students with ACT's of 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 12 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #14 in Washington for highest average ACT composite score. 13 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Washington Tacoma Campus.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Washington Tacoma Campus admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
24 and Above Good >92%
20 to 24 Avg + 86%-92%
16 to 20 Avg - 76%-86%
12 to 16 Reach 63%-76%
Less than 12 Low <63%
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UWT GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.33
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of Washington Tacoma Campus?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into UWT. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Washington Tacoma Campus was 3.33 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #15 in Washington for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.33 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UWT accepts 86% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted University of Washington Tacoma Campus students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 0.97% Good
3.75 to 3.99 15.81% Good
3.50 to 3.74 21.61% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 21.45% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 19.35% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 18.87% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.94% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

University of Washington Tacoma Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,144 841 1,985
Accepted 995 713 1,708
Acceptance Rate 87% 85% 86%
Enrolled 345 276 621
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 35% 39% 36%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 15, 2023
Days left to Apply
112

Applicants have 112 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Washington Tacoma Campus is $60.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Washington Tacoma Campus and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of Washington Tacoma Campus Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Washington Tacoma Campus
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=377564 IPEDS survey data for University of Washington Tacoma Campus.

FAQs

Does University of Washington Tacoma Campus prefer SAT or ACT?

92% of students submit their SAT scores to UWT. 13% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Washington Tacoma Campus?

86% of those who apply are granted admission to UWT. Admission competition is and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Washington Tacoma Campus?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 960 and 1180. 92% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Washington Tacoma Campus?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 24. 13% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.