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The University of Tampa is a private, medium-sized, comprehensive university in the heart of Tampa. UT offers students an exciting combination of challenging coursework and real-world learning experience in more than 200 areas of study. Situated on a beautiful 110-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 professional and cultural opportunities of a 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, theaters, computer resource centers, athletic facilities, science labs and new residence halls. Approximately 9,300 students (8,200 full-time undergraduates) are enrolled at UT. With students from all 50 states and 132 countries, UT provides diverse and dynamic environment. Students may choose from 260 clubs and organizations, including honor societies, student media, fraternities and sororities, community service groups and intramural sports. The University of Tampa has one of the top NCAA Division II sports programs in the nation, winning 16 national championships, including recent championships in baseball (2015, 2013, 2007, 2006), women's volleyball (2018, 2014, 2006) and women's soccer (2007).

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Overview

Applicants
20,495
Acceptance Rate
53%
Average HS GPA
3.40

GPA Breakdown

19%
Over 3.75
22%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
540 - 620
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
530 - 610
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 27

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing recommended

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with Essay component recommended

Deadlines

Early Action — November 15


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
742
with Terminal Degree
434

382
Women
360
Men
131
Minority

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
48%
Graduate in 5 years
58%
Graduate in 6 years
59%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • Spanish and Iberian Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

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

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting and Business/Management.
  • Accounting and Finance.
  • Accounting.
  • 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 and Media Studies, Other.
  • Communication and Media Studies.
  • Communication, General.
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
  • Journalism.
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Biology Teacher Education.
  • Curriculum and Instruction.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Social Science Teacher Education.
  • 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 PROGRAMS.

  • Athletic Training/Trainer.
  • Public Health, General.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Forensic Science and Technology.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Computational Mathematics.
  • Mathematics, General.
  • Mathematics.

  • MILITARY SCIENCE, LEADERSHIP AND OPERATIONAL ART.

  • Naval Science and Operational Studies.

  • 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/Fitness, General.
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.

  • 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/Video Studies.
  • Graphic Design.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music, General.
  • Musical Theatre.


Students Say

The sunny University of Tampa is a growing, global university that affords its undergraduates the choice of more than two hundred areas of study, as well as “so many resources and opportunities … [that provide] hands-on and experiential learning.” Students rarely feel overwhelmed, and they find they “have a lot of support from staff and peers.” Everyone is “eager to help and provide opportunities to make up any missed work or [to] obtain extra credit.” The business and the science programs here are “amazing and what UT’s forefront is about,” and the campus location near downtown means “job opportunities are everywhere.” The school hosts “seminars going on all the time about … jobs, social skills, law school, [and] medical school.”

“Professors are very personal with students” and “are very much available for extra help or extra explanations both during and outside of class.” Faculty members are often also researchers, which gives students “the opportunity to create and carry out experiments,” and additionally, there are “many internship and career opportunities that are available while you are still in college.” Classes often take on a non-traditional format, featuring guest lectures from professionals or graduate professors. The experiential learning offered at UT means that “undergraduate time is not wasted and is truly going to prepare students for post-graduate [life].” A typical day for students “is always planned around knowing it’s going to be a sunny day.” The university’s campus “feels like summer every day,” and it’s within walking distance of downtown as well as “within a five minute drive from Hyde Park, Ybor, and Soho, which all offer a wide variety of activities.” The nearby theme parks are also a fun getaway. “A lot of students come [to UT] for the warm weather, the nice campus, and the city life,” says one. Many students study by the river or walk around campus with others; “hammocks are super popular” (there’s even a Hammock Club), and “renting bikes and biking the Riverwalk is also a fun way to pass time.” Although students typically start partying on Thursday nights, some point out that “nothing is crazy” in that regard. “Many people are involved in Greek Life,” and others enjoy extracurricular clubs. Of course, students are always happy to head to the beach. “There is just so much to do so that every day is not exactly the same,” one student says.

Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


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

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
48%
Graduate in 5 years
58%
Graduate in 6 years
59%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Overview

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$14,092

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$13,136

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,317

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
61%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$32,115

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$14,148

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$27,790
Required Fees
$2,002
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
$11,136
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
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)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
7,974
Foreign Countries Represented
116

Demographics

1.99%
Asian
5.05%
African-American
12.54%
Hispanic
60.85%
Caucasian
6.32%
Unknown
10.06%
International

58% female
42% male
97% are full time
3% are part time

Students Say

The University of Tampa is “very diverse in that people from all different cultures make up the community.” There is a large international student population and plenty of people from out of state (only half of all undergraduates are from Florida), and “many are very outgoing and will go out of their way to be there for other students.” “I’ve met people from Sweden, Bermuda, Nigeria, and many other nations…. The diversity among the … cultures [at] UT is something,” says a student. There is much promotion of diversity among students, so they are introduced to “a large variety of beliefs, backgrounds, ethnicities, and ideologies.” Many who go here “are in athletics or just use the gym regularly,” but they are “motivated to do well in their field of study” at the same time.

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
53%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
94%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Theme Housing

Students Say

A typical day for students “is always planned around knowing it’s going to be a sunny day.” The university’s campus “feels like summer every day,” and it’s within walking distance of downtown as well as “within a five minute drive from Hyde Park, Ybor, and Soho, which all offer a wide variety of activities.” The nearby theme parks are also a fun getaway. “A lot of students come [to UT] for the warm weather, the nice campus, and the city life,” says one. Many students study by the river or walk around campus with others; “hammocks are super popular” (there’s even a Hammock Club), and “renting bikes and biking the Riverwalk is also a fun way to pass time.” Although students typically start partying on Thursday nights, some point out that “nothing is crazy” in that regard. “Many people are involved in Greek Life,” and others enjoy extracurricular clubs. Of course, students are always happy to head to the beach. “There is just so much to do so that every day is not exactly the same,” one student says.

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Student Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Elizabeth Schoepp

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
186
Number of Honor Societies
15

Number of Social Sororities
13
Number of Religious Organizations
14

17% join a fraternity

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

7% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Spartans)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Spartans)
11 Sports

Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups: African Student Association, Asian Media Club, Black Student Union, Caribbean Students Association, Diversity Fellowship, Friends of Internationals, Indian Cultural Association, International Student Organization, Spartan Sustained Dialogue, Russian Club, Spartans Seeking Justice, UTampa Pride

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

Sustainability

62/99

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: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

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: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Office of Admissions

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

Phone
813-253-6211

Email
admissions@ut.edu

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
Channelside
Ybor City
St. Pete Beach
Soho (South Tampa)
International Plaza Shopping Center

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Mon - Sat
9:30a - 3:30
813-253-6211

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

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Contact Admissions Office for Schedule

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Admitted senior, specific dates

Transportation

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; Uber/Ride-Share ride from airport about $15.00.

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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