About The University of Tampa

Founded in 1931, The University of Tampa. is a Private college. Located in Florida, which is a city setting in Florida, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 7,379 full time undergraduate students, and 853 full time graduate students.

The The University of Tampa Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 17:1. There are 306 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at The University of Tampa include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate48%
Application Deadline
Application Fee40
SAT Range990-1160
ACT Range22-27

Admissions at UT are considered More Selective, with ,114% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 10 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

83% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 44% were in the top quarter, and 16% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at The University of Tampa.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”

The University of Tampa REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    261 Students rated on-campus housing 4.1 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    199 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    279 Students rated campus food 3.7 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    282 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    282 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 68 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    281 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    284 Students rated local services 4.4 stars. 62 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    284 Students rated academics 4 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of The University of Tampa?

143 Students rated The University of Tampa

Alexis - 04/25/2023

The University of Tampa has a beautiful campus and I felt instantly at home. I loved that it wasn't a huge sports campus - I felt I was able to focus more on academics, though I did get heavily involved in Greek Life. I loved the sense of community it helped me build, through friendship and philanthropy. The professors were pretty accessible and willing to help.

Nick - 06/10/2022

GOING TO UTAMPA WAS THE WORST DECISION EVER. NO SENSE OF COMMUNITY - We do not have a football team and sports on campus are not even a thing. No one goes to the stadium to get involved. People are not proud to study here. FOOD IS TERRIBLE - I am not picky at all. Food is not fresh and everyone tells you that it is disgusting. A lot of greasy food mainly and most meals were not cooked correctly. NO DIVERSITY - Everyone is from the northeast, specifically Long Island and they are going to judge you if you are not from there. There are no international students and people from different states. NO ORGANIZATIONS - On the web, it says that they are organizations, but they are really not. If they are organizations, they do not have events to attend, so people are not involved. MEDIOCRE RANKINGS - The university does not have a good reputation within the city and it is worse across the country. It is maybe ranked number 500 in the nation and it is very costly for what they offer. REALLY EXPENSIVE - Tuition and the cost of living is high and it is constantly increasing. Literally, everything is expensive. IMPOSSIBLE TO GET INTO CLASSES WITH GOOD PROFESSORS -They do not have the professors to teach us, so scheduling your classes is nearly impossible and you will most likely get a terrible teacher. STUDENTS ONLY PARTY - Students go clubbing from Thursday- to Sunday. That is the only thing they do. If you do not party, they would judge you and you will have no friends. Clubs and drinks are expensive. Most people are spoiled, rude, stuck-up rich kids who only care about partying every single weekend. YOU HAVE TO BE IN A FRATERNITY/SORORITY TO MAKE FRIENDS - In order to make friends, you have to join those crazy frats that cost like 2 thousand dollars or more per year. They will probably make you do disgusting stuff. I was very lonely during the time that I was there because I did not join one. LOW GRADUATION RATE and retention % - Approx 50% of students graduate (50 of students graduate - VERY LOW) A lot of students leave UT for different motives. The most relevant is that they are not happy here, so they transfer to another place. ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO GET HOUSING - If you do not get housing, which will probably happen if you come here, you would have to rent an apartment close to the university and that will be very expensive and far away from campus probably. TERRIBLE ADMISSION OFFICE - The admission office treats you like shit. They told me that I had a scholarship and after a year it disappeared, so I had to pay thousands of dollars to the university. I was about to sue the university, but it was more expensive and I was going to lose lots of time. DOWNTOWN IS DEAD. It looks nice, but there are only a few expensive restaurants and nothing else. It is dead and there is nothing to do. Pros: A nice campus that is a facade for how horrible this university really is and extremely hot weather with rain. Those are all the cons. Altogether, as you have probably seen, DO NOT GO TO THE UNIVERSITY OF TAMPA. Going here was literally the WORST DECISION OF MY LIFE. You will probably be depressed if you come here. It is like high school, but way worse.

Aaliyah - 09/23/2021

The University of Tampa is such a great school to attend. This is the best opportunity especially for people who wants to go to school farther away from home. There are so many clubs and events going on every day that it is rare to see a student who never got involved with university-based activities.

Lilly - 05/30/2020

From what I have heard from professors and other students at the University of Tampa is that the school tends to spend a large amount of money on palm trees and antibiotics for palm trees to make the school more visually appealing to students who are considering attending. I think the Library could use some improvements in terms of content and the actual space itself. Dorms like Straz hall could also definitely use improvements as it feels more like the inside of an old office building than like a home.

The University of Tampa FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at The University of Tampa?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for The University of Tampa is 48%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I have learned not to procrastinate and it helps me to be on time for deadlines.

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    University of Tampa is simply dazzling and future promising.

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    I think that in some cases class sizes are too small and the upper level courses are sometimes unavailable, making you to have to take summer classes or stay an extra semester.

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  5. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A person who wants to go into biology or business should attend this school. There are a lot of parties here and many clubs and bars. So if you are not into these then there is not much else to do.

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  6. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates seemed very intrigued at the thought of being college student , though some seem to be confused of why they actually came to college.

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    The professors. The professors are some of the most knowledgable professionals in their fields and are happy to discuss and help students who have the same interests.

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  8. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    As this is the only university I've attended so far I cannot compare - what I appreciated was mostly the availability of professors and also all other staff. I have the feeling to have been well advised and helped in personal as well as academic questions

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  9. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I went and filled out as many scholarships and grants as possible instead of having to take out student loans. Doing so would have prevented me from having to pay back the money that I needed to continue on with my education.

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  10. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Those who are just looking to have fun and not focuz on school academics.

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  11. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The location! It is unbelivable, right in downtown Tampa.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Most noted attribute is the diversity of schedules and depth of professionalism the staff convey. The completion to degree percentages are very good as well.

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about attending University of Tampa is not having any free transportation services. Although we have cab services that take us from the university of $3, it is hard to find a cab that will return students to the university on the $3 charge. A lot of campuses provide students with free shuttle services, but we do not have that option at the University of Tampa. This frustrates me because I want to and from school everyday as late as 8:30 at night because I cannot afford cabs every day.

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  14. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    UT goes partying all the way since Thursday night till Sunday morning. There are many clubs here in Tampa but we students have our top five which we like to repeat every weekend. Student Productions is always working to bring comedians at least once every semester, they showcase movies every Friday and then the'll organize different very entertaining events every time they can.

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    Classes in UT are relatively small, which makes them perfect because professors get to know your name. UT is focused in getting a student a job once they graduate, so education is focused towards making the student a proactive and effective professional. I don't feel the need to study that much, if you do what you are told within the assigned time then you'll be alright. Professors encourage participation in most of their classes, but most of my professors do it in a humorous way, which makes it very light and entertaining.

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  16. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    UT is composed of 5K students which makes it perfect because after a while you get to know the faces and most of the names of everyone around you. I consider the weather to be perfect. The place where I spend most of my time is either the pool or plant park (when not studying). The people is very nice and outgoing and just in a semester I have made tons of friends!

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  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    That every student is wealthy.

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  18. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    Absolutely not. It is a private school so there are students who come from well off families but it is most definitely not an overwhelming number of students.

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    A big stereotype at UT is that there are a lot of rich kids, and there are. There are a lot of people from the New York and New Jersey Area, but there is a very good amount of diversity. There's a pretty big exchange program and there are kids from all 50 states. You'll find your geeks around campus, but they're a little harder to find unless at the library...

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

95% of students attending The University of Tampa receive some sort of financial aid. 22% were awarded federal grants. While 72% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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