University of Tampa

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401 W. Kennedy Boulevard

Tampa, FL 33606-1490

Phone: (813) 253-3333
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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#22 Overall Score: 65 out of 100. Regional Universities (South)

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University of Tampa is a private institution that was founded in 1931. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,143, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 105 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Tampa's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 22. Its tuition and fees are $25,772 (2013-14).

At the University of Tampa, students study a mere two blocks away from downtown Tampa. The university has a variety of opportunities for students to strengthen their leadership abilities, and uses its campus location to offer unique programs such as Leadership and Sailing and Leadership and Swimming with the Manatees. For other ways to get involved, students have more than 150 student clubs and organizations to consider, as well as nearly 20 fraternities and sororities. Undergraduates can get involved in research projects through the school’s institutes, including the Naimoli Institute for Business Strategy.

The UT Spartans sports teams compete in the NCAA Division II Sunshine State Conference and are traditionally competitive in baseball. The University of Tampa operates the John H. Sykes College of Business, which offers graduate degree programs, and a nursing school. Among the notable alumni of the University of Tampa include Lou Piniella, manager of the Chicago Cubs, and Bob Martinez, the first Hispanic governor of Florida and the director of the National Drug Control Policy under former President George H. W. Bush.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

The University of Tampa is a residential, private university that integrates the richness of a liberal arts tradition with 21st century technology and innovative teaching strategies. Crowned by the towering minarets of historic Plant Hall, UT's 100-acre riverside campus is nestled in a park-like setting on the edge of the Hillsborough River, just two blocks from downtown Tampa. UT offers over 120 areas of undergraduate study. An undergraduate Evening College and masters programs in nursing, business, and in Education complement the curriculum. Over 6300 students attend, representing 50 states and 100 countries. In an innovative first-year program, students explore global issues and cultures, examine career possibilities, and refine their critical thinking and communication skills. For qualifying students, the Honors Program offers expanded opportunities for instruction, internships and study abroad. Other highlights include: Army, Air Force, and Navy ROTC, Academic Center for Excellence, peer tutoring, Writing Center, and faculty-directed student research. The faculty to student ratio is 16:1 and 90% of full-time faculty have terminal degrees. Class sizes are small, averaging 22. Leadership opportunities abound in an atmosphere of individual discovery and development fostered by UT's active campus life, including Greek life, more than 140 student clubs and organizations, and service learning opportunities. UT has one of the best NCAA Division II sports programs in the nation. Spartan athletes compete on 14 men's and women's varsity teams. Over $200 million has been invested in new facilities since 1998 including a new student center, College of Business building, Marine Science Field Station, art galleries, a theatre, and modern computer, digital arts, language and science labs. All of UT's ten residence halls are new or have been renovated since 1998. Academic, special talent, and athletic scholarships, as well as need-based aid, are available.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1931
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $24,927,210


When applying to University of Tampa, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is May 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at University of Tampa is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 59 percent and an early acceptance rate of 59.8 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 59.0%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Tampa is 16:1, and the school has 43.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Tampa include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Social Sciences; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; and Visual and Performing Arts. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 72.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 16:1
4-year graduation rate 47%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 29%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 12%
Social Sciences 10%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 9%
Visual and Performing Arts 8%

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Student Life

University of Tampa has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,143, with a gender distribution of 44.2 percent male students and 55.8 percent female students. At this school, 59.5 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 40.5 percent of students live off campus. University of Tampa is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 6,912
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

University of Tampa offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. University of Tampa also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Tampa, 53 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Tampa.

Students who have cars on campus 53%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At University of Tampa, 60.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $12,102.

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Tuition and fees $25,772 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,388 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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