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Colleges / The University of Tampa

The University of Tampa

Tampa, FL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate54%
Acceptance Rate54%

About UT

The University of Tampa Overview

The University of Tampa is a private, nonprofit school in the city of Tampa, Florida. UT was founded in 1931 and the school now enrolls around 10,794 students per year, including 9,838 undergrads. UT ensures on-campus housing for up to 4,544 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 75% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should receive admissions decisions by October 1.

Student Activities at UT

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of UT's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? UT students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? UT has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? UT has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at UT on the Student Life page.

2022 UT Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 54%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 66%
Average GPA 3.5
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 66%
Tuition $30,036
Percent of Need Met 60%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $17,299

Is UT a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer idea of what UT offers and if the college could be a good choice for you.

UT Acceptance Rate 2022

UT is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at UT is 54%. Out of 32,904 applications received in 2022, 17,620 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UT

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at UT, around 83% are still enrolled the next year. Around 62% of students who started at UT earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook UT Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from UT by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. Within six months of graduating, 82% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent UT grads have an average starting salary of $51,326 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

Tuition and Financial Aid at UT

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

UT meets 60% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend UT full-time are awarded $17,299 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $20,994 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at UT.

Based on this information, does UT seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is UT a good school for you?

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Where is The University of Tampa Located?

UT is located in the urban setting of Tampa, Florida, in the suburbs of Tampa-St. Petersburg and Clearwater.

If you are interested in seeing UT for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 275 to Tampa, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Tampa International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what UT and Tampa are like without leaving home.

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College Info

401 West Kennedy Boulevard Tampa, FL 33606-1490

Campus Setting: Urban

UT Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UT is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UT is Continuous processing.

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

The University of Tampa is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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Wondering what life at UT is like? There are approximately 10,794 students enrolled at UT, including 9,838 undergraduate students and 956 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 29% percent are from FL and 71% percent of students are from other states.


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