University of Tampa is a private institution that was founded in 1931. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,823, its setting is Urban, and the campus size is 105 acres. It utilizes a Semester-based academic calendar. University of Tampa's ranking in the 2016 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities South, 22. Its tuition and fees are ,044 (2015-16).
School Mission and Unique Qualities
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The University of Tampa is a residential, private university that integrates the richness of a liberal arts tradition with 21st century technology and innovative teaching strategies. Crowned by the towering minarets of historic Plant Hall, UT's 100-acre riverside campus is nestled in a park-like setting on the edge of the Hillsborough River, just two blocks from downtown Tampa. UT offers 200 areas of undergraduate study. An undergraduate Evening College and masters programs in nursing, business, and in Education complement the curriculum. Over 7500 students attend, representing 50 states and 100 countries. In an innovative first-year program, students explore global issues and cultures, examine career possibilities, and refine their critical thinking and communication skills. For qualifying students, the Honors Program offers expanded opportunities for instruction, internships and study abroad. Other highlights include: Army, Air Force, and Navy ROTC, Academic Center for Excellence, peer tutoring, Writing Center, and faculty-directed student research. The faculty to student ratio is 17:1 and 90% of full-time faculty have terminal degrees. Class sizes are small, averaging 22. Leadership opportunities abound in an atmosphere of individual discovery and development fostered by UT's active campus life, including Greek life, more than 200 student clubs and organizations, and service learning opportunities. UT has one of the best NCAA Division II sports programs in the nation. Spartan athletes compete on 14 men's and women's varsity teams. Over 0 million has been invested in new facilities since 1998 including a new student center, College of Business building, Marine Science Field Station, art galleries, a theatre, and modern computer, digital arts, language and science labs. All of UT's 13 residence halls are new or have been renovated since 1998. Academic, special talent, and athletic scholarships, as well as need-based aid, are available.
When applying to University of Tampa, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is November 15. The application fee at University of Tampa is . Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due 01-AUG-15. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 51.9 percent.
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The student-faculty ratio at University of Tampa is 17:1, and the school has 38.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Tampa include: business, management, marketing, and related support services, social sciences, parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies and visual and performing arts. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 74 percent.
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University of Tampa has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,823, with a gender distribution of 44 percent male students and 56 percent female students. At this school, 61 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated or -affiliated housing and 39 percent of students live off campus. University of Tampa is part of the Ncaa ii athletic conference.
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Cost & Financial Aid
At University of Tampa, 60% percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is ,709.
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Campus safety data were reported by the institution to the U.S. Department of Education and have not been independently verified. The numbers for criminal offenses reflect reports of alleged offenses to campus security and/or law enforcement authorities, not necessarily prosecutions or convictions. Experts advise prospective students and their families to do their own research to evaluate the safety of a campus as well as the surrounding area.
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University of Tampa offers a number of student services, including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance. University of Tampa also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Tampa, 55 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Tampa.
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Undergraduate data are based on the 2014 school year.