The University of Tampa Top Questions

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


nothing, i actually did my research on this school before applying here. i decided to come here because they offer a good criminolgy program.


I don't feel I would change anything I have experienced. I believe that everything that I have learned here and all the goals I have set may have not happened if I had been different. I would have still been a political science major most likely. Now I am a Psychology and Advertising double major and I am happy with it. I love my expirience at Tampa with the knowledge I had, or lacked, coming in.


I wish i would have known to apply earlier, I applied late and got the worst freshmen dormitory it has community showers. I wish i would have known that this school does not have a football team and also doesnt allow frat housing on campus.


Although, I am very happy and pleased to be a student at this school, I wish I would have known more information about the financial aid available to me. As a part time student when starting at this school, there was not much information given to me as far as financial aid. There was also not much help to receive because I was a part time student so if there was more knowledge prior to starting school, my financial situation would have been better.


Don't be afraid to put yourself out there. If you see yourself wanting to be friends with someone, go for it. Just because this is a private school it doesn't mean you're the only one having to feel like you're less fortunate/richer than the other students who go here. They're also going through the same struggle as you.


Before attending the University of Tampa I wish I knew about I wish I had known of all the scholarship opportunities that were available to me, because even though I work full time I will not be able to afford University of Tampa next year along with an apartment and car. I'm glad I found out about the website through campus though because I'm trying to do everything I can to stay on this campus, and keep my campus organization.


Tampa isn't as large as you think


The importants of scholarships and time management. Just know that going to college is a big step forward but just because you took that step doesnt make success. What makes success is committment.


I wish I would've known about how commuting to UT is terrible just because of the location traffic is constantly backed up... It's terrible. If you're walking or live on campus, it's perfect.


I wish I had known that sometimes available classes are limited. As an economics major, I can only take one economics class this semester because there are no other classes offered for my major as a sophomore during that semester.


I wish that I had known how much money I was going to spend. Since I am from a small town with the closest mall being over an hour away and no nightlife, I was not anticipating how often I would be going out with friends. If you are planning on joining a fraternity or sorority, those are also hundreds of dollar investments. I barely got by with the $600 I saved for my first semester, but now I know that next semester I need to save a lot more.


As a transfer student to University of Tampa, my experience has been a little different than incoming freshmen. My best advice would be to get involved in as many activities that interest you right away. This will be the best way to meet other students who are interested in the same things as you. Also, time management is the most difficult thing I have had to cope with. Figuring out how to complete assignments, have a social life, and participate in different things around campus can be overwhelming at times.


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I wish I had known how little the administrative offices care about the students, for example, financial aid, the registars office, academic advising and even the College of Arts and Letters. I wish I knew prior to coming here if I ever had a problem with anything I would be on my own to deal with it and not to count on getting help elsewhere.


How much they cater to the rich students here and how very little they help minority students such as myself.


How demanding the courses would be.


I wish I had known about the campus life a little more. The students don't seem to take college seriously and treat being there a lot like summer camp. That sort of attitude makes me less likely to enjoy being there and want to get involved with my classmates, for fear of their careless attitudes rubbing off negatively. I also wish I had known more about the freshman required classes that don't really help in any way. I want to try and remain as focused as possible on my future career, including my freshman year, not excluding it.


The fact of the matter is that although the meal plan does not seem to be too expensive, there are very limited choices for meal exchanges and food choices as well. My college is a medium sized institution so we don't get the big perks that the larger universities get.


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.


All the different acitivities and programs they have for students.


Nothing. I came for the experiance and the adventure of not knowing anyone or anything and growing as a person and learning so much, I knew plenty about my program and the school to know it was the right fit for me.


Before attending my University, I learned a little bit about what my school offered to undergraduates, specifically freshman, such as tutoring, activities, groups, etc. What I wish I had known a bit more about was where everything was located on campus. By now, I know where everything is located, but I do believe it might have been easier for me to get around campus if I had familiarized myself with maps of the campus or the buildings on campus beforehand.


i wish i knew how to manage my time and money more.


1.) That the overall GPA is 2 points higher than most schools (92 instead of 90)


I found it hard to make the adjustment from the community college I attended to a private university. The workload was much heavier but I adjusted well and was able to maintain a 4.0 GPA dispite working, going to school full time, traveling two hours and day and raising a family as a single mom. I've learned more self control at the University of Tampa than I have at any other school I've attended.


That there was minimum school spirit


how much i would need a car


Very athletic and greek oriented


That the career opportunities in the community for the major I chose are limited.


I wish they would tell you how they placed you into your rooms. My first semester roommate was horrible.


That the majority of the kids who come here are from the east coast of the united states. Lots of New Yorkers. But it is Tampa fun in the sun. And if you want to study hard you can here if you want to party hard you can do that also just dont expect to be around for very long.


I wish I knew what I wanted to study.