The University of Tampa
401 West Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33606-1490



men 1095/women 1767
2,862 total
men 188/women 277
465 total
Graduate School:
men 221/women 275
496 total

Number who applied:
Number accepted:
Number enrolled:
Average SAT scores:
1073 (combined)
Average ACT score:
Average GPA:
3.2 overall
Freshman retention rate:

Tuition & fees:
Room and board:
$700 (approx.)

Freshmen receiving aid:
Average financial aid package:

134 (of full-time)
Student-faculty ratio:

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The University of Tampa
401 West Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33606-1490

The University of Tampa
H.B. Plant Hall, The University of Tampa

College Description
Recognized as one of the finest and most innovative universities in the South, The University of Tampa is a private, comprehensive university in the center of a dynamic urban setting.

With just 3,000 full-time students and a 17:1 student/teacher ratio, students enjoy a close-knit residential campus and a real sense of community. They represent 50 states and over 80 countries.

Plant Hall, the main classroom and administration building, is a national historic landmark and one of the finest examples of Moorish architecture in the Western Hemisphere. Built in 1891 as a 511 room luxury hotel, the Tampa Bay Hotel, was a playground for the rich and famous. Today, it serves as the jewel in the crown of UT's idyllic 85-acre riverside campus.

Just across the Hillsborough River is the shimmering skyline of downtown Tampa, one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. Job, internships and community service opportunities abound.

Academic Life
There are no boundaries to a UT education, or to where it can take you. A strong integrated core curriculum centered in the liberal arts is at the heart of UT's learn-by-doing approach.

The faculty is focused on more than just preparing you for a career; they want to instill in you a lifetime passion for learning, leadership and success. Whether your program is centered in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences or the John H. Sykes College of Business, academic excellence is the unwavering standard. Over 60 majors, minors, certificates and pre-professional undergraduate programs are offered. Two graduate programs are also offered: Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Nursing.

All UT classes are taught by professors, not graduate assistants. Over 95% of our professors have Ph.D's. They lecture and do research all over the world, often using students as research assistants.

International experience is a celebrated focus of campus life and study. For qualifying students, the UT Honors Program also offers expanded opportunities for instruction, internships and study abroad.

Campus Life
With so many campus activities and Tampa Bay attractions at the tip of their fingers, University of Tampa students are never without something to do.

Arts and culture thrive in a 1000-seat theater, two galleries, a museum, music and dance studios, student radio and TV stations, and seven award-winning literary publications. Students choose from over 100 student organizations, honor societies, social clubs and Greek Life. A co-curricular transcript of activities and leadership positions held may be sent to prospective employers and graduate schools.

Our sun-splashed riverside campus is just the beginning. The historic Ybor City nightlife, dining and entertainment district is 10 minutes from campus. The white sand beaches of Clearwater are just 30 minutes away. The Performing Arts Center and the Tampa Museum of Art sit right across the river.

International attractions like Busch Gardens are in Tampa. You can be at Disney World, Universal Studios and the other Orlando attractions in one hour.

Five major shopping malls and dozens of restaurants are nearby. Jog, roller blade, cycle or walk along Bayshore Boulevard, home of the world's longest interrrupted sidewalk. It winds for six miles along the scenic shore of Tampa Bay, just blocks from the campus.

Facilities and Resources
The campus has more than 45 buildings, including a new state-of-the-art student center, six residence halls, a well-equipped library, art galleries, a theater, a museum, modern science labs, and fitness and athletic facilities. Seventy percent of all residence hall space is new within the last five years. A New Marine Sceiece Laboraroty and three boats located ten miutes away are usedfor classroom based research in Marine and Environmental Science.

Students have free access to the Internet and e-mail via a new high-speed campus computer network from their residence hall rooms or from numerous computer labs on campus.

UTOPIA, UT's on-line computer catalog system, also enables students to access information from around the world. Students have library privileges at other nearby public and university libraries.

Students study foreign languages in modern language labs, while students who need help with English study at the American Language Academy, located right on campus. American students can spend up to a year studying abroad at one of our partner institutions in England, Costa Rica, Mexico, The Netherlands, France, Sweden and elsewhere.

To help students stay on track academically, the Academic Center for Excellence provides basic tutoring and personal support. The Center is one of the few certified by the College Reading and Learning Association's International Tutor Certification Program. The Saunders Writing Center also helps students to become more effective writers.

Athletics/Sports/ Coaches Directory
The University of Tampa has one of the nation's top NCAA Division II sports programs. Spartan teams have won eight national championships and have captured numerous regional and Sunshine State Conference titles. Men's sports include basketball, baseball, crew, cross-country, golf, soccer and swimming. Women's sports are basketball, baseball, crew, cross-country, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and volleyball.

Pepin/Rood Stadium, the Bob Martinez Sports Center and Sam Bailey Field are well known for their outstanding designs. Non-varsity athletes participate in intramural sports while the McNiff Fitness Center offers students a place to work out and stay in shape.

Financial Aid
Each family's financial situation is evaluated individually for need-based assistance. Academic scholarships are awarded to all full-time U.S. citizens with a 3.0 grade point average or above, regardless of need. Presidential Scholarships up to $7,000 are awarded to students with a 3.5 GPA or higher and better than 1100 on the SAT's or better than a score of 24 on the ACT test. Dean's Scholarships up to $6,500 are awarded to students with 3.0-3.49 GPAs. Transfer, Athletic, ROTC and special talent scholarships are also available.

For need-based aid, students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA) as soon after January 1 as possible for the following academic year. To receive an early estimate of your financial aid eligibility, complete UT's Early Student Aid Estimate form between October and January.

Admission Requirements
The University evaluates applications on a rolling basis, which means students are notified of their admission status promptly once all required documents are received.

Freshmen: Applicants are evaluated based upon a variety of criteria. A college preparatory curriculum is required that includes 15 academic units: 4 English, 2 science, 2 mathematics, 2 social studies and 5 academic electives. Submit the following: Completed application for admission, $35 non-refundable application fee, official high school transcript, SAT I or ACT scores, recommendation from high school counselor or teacher, and essay.

Transfers: Students transferring from other colleges and universities are invited to apply for either fall, spring or summer terms. Students earning an Associates degree in a liberal arts program from a regionally accredited institution will be granted junior standing. Please submit: Completed application for admission, $35 non-refundable application fee, official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended, and official high school transcript.

International: UT considers students for admission from all over the world for freshman or transfer admission. Submit: International admission application, $35 non-refundable application fee (US dollars), evidence of financial support, official high school/secondary school transcript, scores (TOEFL, SAT, or ACT),, essay, official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended (transfer students only).

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