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The University of Tampa

Tampa, FL 4-Year Private

About The University of Tampa

The University of Tampa is a private, nonprofit school located in the urban setting of Tampa, FL, less than an hour from Tampa-St. Petersburg, Clearwater.

Founded in 1931, the institution currently enrolls around 9,605 students a year, including 8,657 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

2021 Admissions Facts About The University of Tampa

Acceptance rate: 56%

Average GPA: 3.5

Mean ACT score: 25

Mean SAT score: 1180

Early Decision or Early Action: No/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: October 1

The University of Tampa Acceptance Rate 2021

The University of Tampa is a moderately difficult school to get accepted to. Around 56 percent of all applicants are admitted to The University of Tampa each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.5 /4.0. Admitted students have a mean score of 1180 on the SAT. The mean ACT scores is 25.

In 2021, 2,483 applicants were waitlisted and 150 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is The University of Tampa a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and graduation rates

About 78 percent of students who start at The University of Tampa come back the next year. Out of the 1,752 students who started at The University of Tampa as first-time freshman, 872 graduate within four years.

Around 60 percent of students who started at The University of Tampa earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $36,502 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does The University of Tampa sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is The University of Tampa a good school for YOU?

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All applicants will receive an admissions decision by October 1.

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College Info

401 West Kennedy Boulevard Tampa, FL 33606-1490

Campus Setting: Urban

The University of Tampa Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to The University of Tampa is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to The University of Tampa is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

The University of Tampa ACT Scores

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ACT Range

23 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above

Good

23 to 28

Avg

23 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to The University of Tampa is 25. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into The University of Tampa. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

The University of Tampa SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1120 - 1250

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Math SAT Range

550 - 620

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Reading SAT Range

550 - 630

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1250 and Above

Good

1120 to 1250

Avg

1120 and Less

Low

SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for The University of Tampa students is 1190. Applicants with SAT scores of 1250 and above have a good chance of being admitted to The University of Tampa, while applicants with SAT scores between 1120 to 1250 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1120 have a low chance of being offered a spot at The University of Tampa.

The University of Tampa Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$43,910

In State

$43,910

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$28,802
$28,802
Fees
$2,082
$2,082
Housing
$11,526
$11,526
Books
$1,500
$1,500

Student Life

Wondering what life at The University of Tampa is like? There are approximately 9,628 students enrolled at The University of Tampa, including 8,697 undergraduate students and 931 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 31% percent are from FL and 69% percent of students are from other states.

97%

Full Time

3%

Part Time

31%

In State

69%

Out-of-State

Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

9,628

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

44%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$30,884

Out-of-State

$30,884

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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