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The University of Tampa is a private, comprehensive university offering challenging learning experiences, internships, and study abroad opportunities. The University features over 100 fields of study, experiential education, and a dynamic and diverse student body.

The University of Tampa is a private, medium-sized, comprehensive university in the heart of Tampa. The university offers exciting learning experiences in over 200 areas of study. All programs offer students a combination of challenging coursework and real world experience. Situated on a beautiful 105 acre campus, the University is adjacent to the Hillsborough River and downtown Tampa. Students enjoy a traditional self-contained campus, only steps away from the excitement and opportunities of the bustling city. At the center of campus lies Plant Hall, once a luxurious hotel for the rich and famous. This historical landmark is complemented by modern surroundings and excellent facilities including a student union, art studios and gallery, theatres, computer resource center, complete athletic facilities, science labs, and new residence halls. Over 7,700 students (6,300 full-time undergraduates) are enrolled at the university. UT students represent 50 states and 137 countries. Students choose from more than 200 different clubs and organizations including honors societies, social clubs, Greek Life, community service and others. The University of Tampa has one of the top NCAA Division II sports programs in the nation, winning fourteen national championships including recent championships in Baseball (2006, 2007 & 2013), Women's Volleyball (2006 & 2014), and Women’s Soccer (2007).


From The School

The University of Tampa is an academically competitive institution that offers several non-binding early action admission dates. Check The University of Tampa website at for specific admission details.


Acceptance Rate
Average HS GPA

GPA Breakdown

Over 3.75
3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
490 - 580
SAT Math
500 - 580
SAT Writing
490 - 570
ACT Composite
22 - 27

Other Admission Factors


Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores


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Academic Programs

The University of Tampa's undergraduate curriculum is designed to give students a broad academic and cultural background as well as a concentrated study in a major. Students complete a comprehensive core curriculum known as the Baccalaureate Experience, which is highlighted by the unique and innovative first year program known as Gateways. Gateways is an extensive orientation program which encourages student development via exploration of global issues, career possibilities, and development of critical thinking and communication skills. International experience has always been a major focus at The University of Tampa. Students are essentially educated and prepared to live and work internationally. Academic opportunities in this area are available to students immediately and in 2015 there are over 20 faculty led study abroad opportunities available to students. For qualifying students, the university has a rigorous and rewarding Honors Program of expanded instruction, student research, and University of Oxford semester.

Majors and Degrees Offered

The University of Tampa offers bachelor's degrees in accounting, advertising & public relations, allied health, applied dance, art, athletic training & sports medicine, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, communication, criminology, cybersecurity, digital arts, economics, education (elementary and secondary certification), English, entrepreneurship, environmental science, exercise science & sport studies, film & media arts, finance, financial enterprise systems, forensic science, government and world affairs, graphic design, history, human performance, international business, international & cultural studies, journalism, liberal studies, management, management information systems, marine science (biology and chemistry), marketing, mathematical programming, mathematics, music, music education, music performance, new media production, nursing, painting, performing arts, philosophy, physics, psychology, public health, social sciences, sociology, Spanish, sport management, theatre, and writing. Minors and concentrations are offered in adult fitness, advertising, aerospace studies, art history, arts administration & management, Asian studies, biology/business, biology/molecular, biology/organismal & evolutionary, business administration, French, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, international studies, law & justice, leadership studies, military science, physical education, physics, recreation, speech/theatre, urban studies, women's studies, and world affairs. Pre-professional programs offered include pre-dentistry, pre-law, pre-medicine, pre-veterinary science, allied health, art therapy, and chemistry. Certificate programs include early childhood education, European studies, French, German, gerontology, Italian, Latin American studies, and Spanish. An undergraduate School of Continuing Studies offers 23 degree programs designed for adults who want to study part-time. Four summer sessions also offer excellent learning and professional advancement opportunities. At the graduate level, the business school offers the Master of Business Administration degree, a 4+1 MBA program and Master of Science degrees in accounting, finance, and marketing. A Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Exercise Science & Nutrition, Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Master of Arts in Teaching, and Master of Science in Instructional Design & Technology degrees are also offered to students.

Students Say

The riverfront campus in Tampa, Florida, may be a big draw for The University of Tampa, but the school boasts more than an appealing location. It is a “great university in general with an exceptional business school,” and students say that the academics “are hands-on and actually fun.” The goal here is “preparing students to function as global citizens in specified career fields.” Leading the way to help students achieve this goal are “very thorough” professors who “make themselves available for office hours so that students are able to do their best.” Students here like the small class sizes, working with “professors that love what they teach,” and the fact that “the student/teacher ratio is very good.” Some complain that the professors “go too fast,” making classes “hard to follow,” but most students praise these educators as “very insightful and understanding when I had trouble in class.” The university’s business, nursing, communication, and education programs have all won acclaim, especially in preparing students for post-college careers. “I learn a lot about the subject and how it applies to the real-world,” one student notes. “I never feel scared to ask questions and to comment about something we are discussing.” All in all, one student summarizes, “The University of Tampa is a school that brings individuals from all around the world together with excellent classes, professors, athletics, clubs, and other extracurriculars.”

Faculty and Class Information

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Business/Management
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
  • Finance, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Knowledge Management
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication, General
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer and Information Systems Security

  • Education

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Writing, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis
  • Mathematics and Computer Science

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Forensic Science and Technology

  • Social Sciences

  • Criminology
  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Digital Arts
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Film/Cinema Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre


Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Opportunities at School


Prominent Alumni

Governor Bob Martinez
former governor of Florida

Tino Martinez
professional athlete

Amy Hearth Hill
noted author

Pete Peterson
former ambassador to Vietnam

Virginia Hernandez Covington
United States District Judge

Connie May Fowler
noted author

Douglas B. Peterson
former congressman


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Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

The cost for the 2014-2015 academic year is $26,330 for tuition & fees and $9,624 for room & board. The average financial aid award for students at The University of Tampa in 2014 was $18,296 with 92% of students receiving financial assistance.

Financial Aid

A high-quality, private education at The University of Tampa presents students with exceptional value and is not as difficult to finance as some students may think. Each family's situation is evaluated individually for need-based assistance. Academic achievements, leadership potential, athletic skills, and other special talents are also recognized, regardless of need. Academic scholarships are awarded to most entering first year students with a 3.0 unweighted grade point average or above. Transfer, leadership, departmental, Phi Theta Kappa, International Baccalaureate and ROTC scholarships are also available.


Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Need-Based Loan

Average amount of loan debt per graduate

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package

Financial aid provided to international students

Expenses per Academic Year

Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy

Scholarships and Grants


Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)

Direct Lender


From The School

Students choose from more than 200 student clubs and organizations including honors societies, social clubs, and community service groups amongst many others. Visit The University of Tampa website at to learn more about student organizations and activities.

Students Say

Friendly. Hardworking. The University of Tampa is home to “students from all over the world,” a “very diverse” bunch “with different backgrounds [who] still mesh together fairly well.” A friendly focus on fun ensures that “even though some cliques form, everyone fits in with each other.” Students at Tampa should be prepared to embrace diversity, since there are “probably more international kids than in-state kids.” Indeed, “our school is too diverse to even consider describing a typical student.” For those who embrace the diversity—and most of the “smart, courteous” students here do—they will find that it “creates a really interesting and fun atmosphere to learn in and meet friends from all around the world.” It is not difficult to find a place to fit in, nor is it difficult to be embraced by others. Though there are a few comments about some students being “spoiled and parent privileged,” not everyone agrees. Other students say UT attendees support one another without reservation. “A fellow student will usually gladly help you out if need be.” No matter how varied the student body, the tie that binds is a willingness to embrace fun.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Out of State

Foreign Countries Represented


56% female
44% male
96% are full time
4% are part time


From The School


Located on the west central coast of Florida, Tampa has far more to offer than just beautiful beaches and a pleasant climate. Tampa Bay is one of the fastest growing areas in the United States. The city is a leading center for the arts, international business, law, education, media, and health and scientific research. Forbes magazine and Newsweek magazine consistently pick Tampa Bay as one of the best places to live in the United States.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

$400 million has been invested in new academic facilities, technology, and residence halls since 2000, making this national historic landmark the model of a modern university. 93% of all residence halls are new within the past 14 years and most of the others have been renovated recently. The Vaughn Student Center and residence hall complex serves as the hub of student life. Here students find food courts, a two-story cyber cafe, recreational areas, the Reeves Theatre, student office space, Barnes & Noble campus store and a 9th floor conference center with incredible views of downtown Tampa. The Frank and Carol Morsani Hall opened in Fall 2007 with state-of-the-art amenities and eight separate dining venues. Other outstanding facilities and resources include the Sykes College of Business, a waterfront Marine Science Field Station and research vessels, the Ferman Music Center, Reeves Theatre, 1,000-seat Falk Theatre, the R.K. Bailey Art Studio, and Sykes Chapel & Center for Faith and Values. The newly renovated Martinez Sports Complex, Naimoli Family Softball Complex, and Naimoli Family Lacrosse Stadium represent some of the best athletic facilities in the country.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Across the river in downtown Tampa is the Museum of Art, Tampa Bay Center for the Performing Arts, the Florida Aquarium, Amalie Arena, and an outstanding public library. Busch Gardens is only several miles from campus and Walt Disney World and Universal Studios are only 90 minutes away. Tampa International Airport is five miles from campus.

Student Organizations & Activities

Students choose from more than 200 student clubs and organizations including honors societies, social clubs, and community service groups amongst many others. Visit The University of Tampa website at to learn more about student organizations and activities.

Students Say

Pointing out that a university in Tampa, Florida, offers boundless opportunities when it comes to things to do is like pointing out the sky is blue. Boredom will never be an issue here. The Gulf of Mexico and its beaches are a short drive away. “Movies, malls, restaurants, and a lot of activities” provide entertainment when students are out of class. “Parties are great. Exploring the city and going to the beach are also great.” Greek life thrives. So do sports, whether collegiate or professional (in addition to the native pro sports teams, dozens of major league baseball teams train here). Since most students “are very sociable,” it’s easy to make friend and meet new people. Students say, “Most of the time people are thinking about the weekend and the parties they will go to,” but “no one pressures you.” Overall, “Whether it’s clubbing, the beach, scubadiving, skydiving, we have it all here in paradise!”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Special Need Services Offered

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

4% join a fraternity


Athletic Division
Division II

12% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Spartans)
7 Sports

Cross Country
Women's Sports (Spartans)
9 Sports

Crew Rowing
Cross Country

Student Services

LGBT Support Groups: Diversity Fellowship

Minority Support Groups: African Student Association Arab Students Association Black Student Union HOLA Hispanic Organization for Latin Americans NAACP

Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Navy ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of South Florida
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of South Florida

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources:

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education:

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network

Email and Web Access Available

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms

Average Number of PC's per Lab

Network Access in Dorm Rooms

Network Access in Dorm Lounges

Fee for Network Use

Student Web Pages Permitted

Student Web Pages Provided

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Online Class Registration Available

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers

Undergraduates that Own Computers

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations

Campus Visits Contact

Office of Admissions

Office of Admissions
401 West Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33606-1490



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Vaughn Student Center
Plant Hall
Stadium Center
Vaughn Center Courtyard
Martinez Sports Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Ybor City
St. Pete Beach
Soho (South Tampa)
International Plaza Shopping Center

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Mon - Fri
8:30a - 5:00p

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

Contact Admissions Office for Schedule

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays

Contact Admissions Office

Admitted senior, specific dates


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Tampa International Airport just 15 minutes from campus. Greyhound Bus and Amtrak also service Tampa. Taxi ride from airport about $20.00

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Airport or West, I-275 North to Exit 44- Downtown West, Ashley Drive, right on Kennedy Blvd., across Hillsborough River, right at first light which is entrance to UT. From South: I-75 North to Leroy Selmon Expressway/Crosstown to Tampa General Hosp./Davis Islands exit, right on Plant Ave., left on Kennedy Blvd, right at first light which is entrance to UT. From East: I-4 west to I-275, Exit 44, Downtown West, Ashley Dr., follow Ashley, make right on Kennedy Blvd, cross the Hillsborough River, make right at first light which is entrance to UT. From North: I-75 South to I-275, south to Exit 44, Downtown West, Ashley Drive, follow Ashley Drive, make right on Kennedy Blvd, cross the Hillsborough River, make first right at light which is entrance to UT.

Local Accommodations
Tampa Marriott Waterside Courtyard by Marriott Marriott Residence Inn Wyndham Harbour Island Hyatt Regency Tampa
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