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Tampa, Florida

The University of Tampa Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into The University of Tampa

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
53.3%
Admission Difficulty for The University of Tampa
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into The University of Tampa and can I get accepted? The school has a 53% acceptance rate ranking it #17 in Florida for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 10,915 out of 20,495 applicants were admitted making The University of Tampa a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 36 percent. The University of Tampa typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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The University of Tampa SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1140-1300
Applicants Submitting SAT
69%
SAT Scores for The University of Tampa
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1140
SAT Scores for The University of Tampa
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1300
Average SAT Score 1220

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to The University of Tampa?

The University of Tampa typically requires applicants to be in the top 34 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1140 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1060. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1220 out of 1600. The school ranks #16 in Florida for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 69 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The University of Tampa admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1300 and Above Good >66%
1220 to 1300 Avg + 53%-66%
1140 to 1220 Avg - 40%-53%
1060 to 1140 Reach 28%-40%
Less than 1060 Low <28%
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The University of Tampa ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
50%
ACT Scores for The University of Tampa
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for The University of Tampa
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into The University of Tampa?

Admission data indicates that The University of Tampa regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #14 in Florida for highest average ACT composite score. 50 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to The University of Tampa.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

The University of Tampa admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >68%
24 to 27 Avg + 53%-68%
22 to 24 Avg - 42%-53%
20 to 22 Reach 33%-42%
Less than 20 Low <33%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.3
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into The University of Tampa. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at The University of Tampa was 3.3 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #24 in Florida for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as The University of Tampa accepts 53% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted The University of Tampa students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 14% Good
3.50 to 3.75 21% Good
3.25 to 3.50 24% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 20% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 20% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

84% of The University of Tampa freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted The University of Tampa students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 18%
Top 25% of class 46%
Top 50% of class 84%
Bottom 50% of class 16%
Bottom 25% of class 2%

Admission Statistics

The University of Tampa admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 13,230 7,265 20,495
Accepted 6,839 4,076 10,915
Acceptance Rate 52% 56% 53%
Enrolled 1,304 837 2,141
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 21% 20%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to The University of Tampa and what considerations affect admission decisions?

The University of Tampa Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at The University of Tampa
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

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