University of Tampa

Address 401 West Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33606
Metropolitan Area Tampa
Yearly Tuition In/Out-of-State $25,772
School Type Private
Year Founded 1931
U.S. News Ranking Best Regional Universities, #22
School Website

Uniquely located along the Hillsborough River the University of Tampa is a medium-sized private university that has very good reputation. It is located just across the Hillsborough River from downtown Tampa.

2013 Admissions Data

Since admissions to the University of Tampa are fairly competitive make sure you apply as early as possible and that you revise your essay multiple times. If you’ve already gained some college credits you don’t need to submit an essay or a recommendation.

Early Decision Fall Application Deadline November 15
Acceptance Rate 60%
Average High School GPA 3.3
Average SAT Scores Critical Reading: 480-570
Math: 490-590
Writing: 500-590
Average ACT Scores Math: 21-26
English: 21-25
Application Fee $40
Financial Aid Deadline Rolling Basis


Number of Programs Offered Nearly 100
Most Popular Majors Business Administration
Student to Faculty Ratio 16:1
Four Year Graduation Rate 48%

Students really seem to enjoy their classes at the University of Tampa, and are in general quite pleased with their professors.

The academic programs at the University of Tampa are, in general, excellent. The business program, in particular, has a very good reputation.

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Student Body

Students Enrolled 6,143
Male to Female Ratio 44:56
Percent Out-of-State 71%
Student Heritage

Students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and there are as many international students as in-state students. In general, students are friendly and like to have fun.

Student Life

Located in Tampa, there’s certainly lots to do when not occupied with school work. Tampa is home to lots of professional sports teams, the local beaches are excellent and the theme parks south of Orlando aren’t that far away either.

The architecture of the University of Tampa’s campus is unique with the minarets and Moorish influences of the buildings.

About 90% of freshmen choose to live on campus, and there are a large number of student organizations, over 100, that students can take part in.

Greek life is also very active at the University of Tampa and there are many fraternities and sororities.

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