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Colleges / The University of Tampa

The University of Tampa

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

UT Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to UT, the application fee is $40.

Students who submit their applications to UT for fall should anticipate a decision by October 1.

UT Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of UT's admissions stats.

UT 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 16%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are not considered
Waitlist Yes

The University of Tampa Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for The University of Tampa.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes November 15 December 15

Applying Early to UT?

UT does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15. UT will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

UT accepts roughly 66% of early action applicants and 54% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, UT admitted 16,965 of the 25,822 who applied early action.

➡️ Discover a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on The University of Tampa Admissions

For applicants who are non-residents, getting into The University of Tampa is moderately difficult.

Transferring to The University of Tampa

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to UT

In 2022, UT waitlisted 7,781 students and 1,052 accepted a place on the waitlist.

What Does UT Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at UT

What does UT consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Talent/Ability Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with UT for more information on admission factors.

UT Application Requirements

To apply to UT, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with UT's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into UT?

Students admitted to UT have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 28.62% submitted a class rank. At UT 16% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 44% were in the top 25% and 77% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At The University of Tampa, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 4.64%
3.75 and 3.99 22.08%
3.50 and 3.74 27.14%
3.25 and 3.49 23.18%
3.00 and 3.24 15.89%
2.50 and 2.9 6.84%
2.00 and 2.49 0.23%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to UT directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

UT does not consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

UT is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to The University of Tampa

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to UT. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in UT during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

UT Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to UT?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to UT.

Does UT accept transfer credits?

✅ UT accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. UT accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

Does UT accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ UT accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to UT?

✅ UT is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

What is UT's acceptance rate?

✅ UT has an acceptance rate of 54%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at UT?

❌ UT does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at UT?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at UT was 66% in 2021.

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UT Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into UT? UT is a somewhat selective institution. The UT acceptance rate is 54%. This means that the institution accepts 53 out of every 100 applicants.


UT Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

UT SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At UT, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.5. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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