#12 Best Private Colleges in Florida

The University of Tampa

Tampa, Florida

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The University of Tampa overview
Location Tampa, Florida
Online ut.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
The University of Tampa overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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The University of Tampa, located in the heart of Tampa, Florida, is a private institution that seamlessly blends traditional historical architecture with modern facilities. Founded in 1931, the university boasts a scenic 110-acre campus distinguished by its iconic Plant Hall, a national historic landmark previously known as the Tampa Bay Hotel. Providing a range of undergraduate and graduate programs, the university is particularly recognized for its offerings in business, management, marketing, and related support services. The diverse academic environment is characterized by moderately selective admissions. On-campus living is an integral part of student life with numerous residence halls available, fostering a residential college experience. Known for its Spartans athletics, The University of Tampa competes in NCAA Division II, particularly excelling in sports such as baseball and volleyball.

In the most recent statistical year 40,286 prospective students applied, and 10,615 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,878 enrolled in the school.  9,802 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 764 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $30,036 plus fees of $2,182. UT is ranked 499 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












UT is rated within the top 46% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

The University of Tampa overview
SAT 1070/1240
ACT 23/28
GPA 3.5

Applications Accepted

The University of Tampa overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition High
Application Fee $40

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for The University of Tampa
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$2,182
Room and Board $12,160
Budget for Other Expenses$4,130
Total One Year Cost$50,008

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$51,800 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

57% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by The University of Tampa students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 30%
Communication 12%
Social Sciences 12%
Visual and Performing Arts 8%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=137847 IPEDS survey data for The University of Tampa.

Current students may use the The University of Tampa GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.