The University of Tampa, founded in 1931, is a private, comprehensive university. It is located in one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., the place to be for jobs and career building. Money Magazine says that Tampa is one of the four best cities in the world in which to be young today. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Business and Liberal Arts and Sciences. Special opportunities include honors program, the Gateways Program for freshmen, peer tutoring, the writing center, internships, study abroad and NCAA Division II sports. The school offers academic, athletic and ROTC scholarships in addition to need-based aid. Its 75-acre campus is located in central Tampa. Plant Hall, dating from 1891, is a national historic landmark, a classic example of Moorish architecture and the school's main classroom and administration building.

Website: www.ut.edu/

Private
Co-ed
8,443
Undergraduate
Students
(58.3%) 4,924 Women
(41.7%) 3,519 Men
892
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
49% of 22,310 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.40
SAT Math
540-620 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
590 average
550-630 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$40,018
Tuition and Fees
$29,208
Room and Board
$10,810
Average Percent of Need Met
62%
Average Freshman Award
$18,416
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,727
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
372
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 6% of classes
10-19 students: 30% of classes
20-29 students: 46% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Tampa Population
347,645
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Tampa-St. Petersburg, Clearwater
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
51% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Spartan
Sororities
11.3% of women participate
Fraternities
6% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.0% Asian
5.2% Black/African-American
14.5% Hispanic/Latino
3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
68.1% White
6.6% Unknown
International Students
9.1% from 140 countries
First-Year Students Returning
76.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
50.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
14.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives 3  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Essay component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for placement
ACT: Used for placement

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
401 West Kennedy Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Tampa, FL 33606-1490
Phone
(813) 253-6211
Fax
(813) 254-4955
E-mail
admissions@ut.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins October 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15, January 15
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for some freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
49% of 22,310 applicants were admitted
Women
35% of 14,450 applicants were admitted
Men
73% of 7,860 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
2,504 (23%) of 10,862 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,447 (28%) of 5,118 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,041 (18%) of 5,744 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
58% of 15,465 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
2,872
Students Accepting Wait List Position
2,872
Students Admitted From Wait List
279

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.40
3.75 and Above
18%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
24%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
14%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
540-620 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
32%
Score of 500 - 600
58%
Score of 400 - 500
6%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
590 average
550-630 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
44%
Score of 500 - 600
50%
Score of 400 - 500
4%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
25 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
9%
Score of 24 - 29
52%
Score of 18 - 23
38%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 17%
Top quarter: 48%
Top half: 82%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$40,018
Tuition and Fees
$29,208
Room and Board
$10,810
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning October 2
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001538
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,767 (84.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,362 (77.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,362 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
157 (10.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
62%
Average Award
$18,416
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,330 (97.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $15,301
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,145 (87.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,828
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,301 (94.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
674 (28.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,352

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
5,728 (72.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
4,765 (83.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,759 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
420 (8.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
60%
Average Award
$17,834
Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,636 (97.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $14,076
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 4,090 (87.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,561
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 4,520 (94.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
2,529 (29.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,347

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
61%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,727
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
16.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans, Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, English, International Studies, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
6,680
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
156
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership, Memberships
Number of Awards
272
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
521
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,000
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Art Therapy/Therapist
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
  • Criminology
  • Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis
  • Dance, General
  • Digital Arts
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
  • Finance, General
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • General Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International/Global Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Writing, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Chemistry/business administration
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
372
Part-Time Faculty
423
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
42%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 6% of classes
10-19 students: 30% of classes
20-29 students: 46% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 32% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 56% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 13% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
532,071
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
791
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Business Administration, Master of Science

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Analytics
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance and Banking
  • International Business
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Nonprofit Management

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Tampa Population
347,645
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Tampa-St. Petersburg, Clearwater
Campus Size
110 acres

Weather

Temperature
50 average low in January, 89.5 average high in September
Rain
107 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Tampa
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Tampa

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
51% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
49%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Spartan
School Colors
Red, black, and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Crew x x    
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Lacrosse x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Crew x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Crew    
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, greek life, student government, peace (volunteer organization), student productions, minaret
Sororities
11.3% of women participate
Fraternities
6% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
8,443
Women
4,924 (58.3%)
Men
3,519 (41.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
8,146
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.0% Asian
5.2% Black/African-American
14.5% Hispanic/Latino
3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
68.1% White
6.6% Unknown
International Students.
9.1% from 140 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
892

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
76.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
50.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
59.6%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
58.7%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
14.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 2.3%
Law 3.3%
Arts and Sciences 8%
Medicine 2%
Education 0.4%
Other 1%

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