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University of Tampa
Tampa, FL
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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 7,382
   Women 4,304 (58.3%)
   Men 3,078 (41.7%)
Graduate Students 853
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 48% of 19,947 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline March 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.40
SAT Math 560 average
500-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 560 average
490-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 25 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $42,716
  Tuition and Fees $27,740
  Room and Board $10,196
Average Percent of Need Met 63%
Average Freshman Award $17,039
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 295
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 6% of classes
10-19 students: 36% of classes
20-29 students: 42% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
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 93% of freshmen, 58% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II
Mascot Spartan
Sororities 27% of women participate
Fraternities 15% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.1% Asian
5.8% Black/African-American
13.9% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
66.9% White
7.8% Unknown
International Students 10.8% from 140 countries
First-Year Students Returning 75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 47.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 88%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 21.3%