A medium-sized private university, UT offers more than 200 academic programs taught by a faculty as passionate about students’ success as they are about their areas of expertise. Championship sports, student activities, community service, honors, leadership and study abroadprograms complete an extraordinary academic experience that prepares students for anywhere a world-class education can take you.
The University of Tampa holds a privileged position in downtown Tampa, the third-largest coastal city in Florida in the United States. With a sunny climate, golden beaches, and miles of uninterrupted coastline, Tampa is a tourist hotspot – but there’s so much more to “The Big Guava” besides sea and sunshine. It has a fast-growing and diverse population, which makes it a welcoming place for international students. It also has a strong economy, an unemployment rate below the national average, and houses several Fortune 1000 companies, and students can also count on a lively nightlife and a thriving arts scene.
UT’s campus is made up of 70 buildings and 12 residence halls, with 110 landscaped areas, top-notch fitness facilities, a theater, a conference center, a bookstore, a science center, and several food venues including Chick-fil-A, Dairy Queen, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Tsunami Sushi, Star Ginger, and Starbucks.
There is a range of master’s programs available at the University of Tampa, including a unique MBA that does not require any work experience. As well as the MBA programs, the school’s suite of master’s degrees includes specialized courses in topics like accounting, business analytics, cybersecurity, finance, entrepreneurship, and marketing.
UT emphasizes experiential learning, encouraging students to “learn by doing” through real-world experience. With a focus on small class sizes and a 17:1 student-faculty ratio, it is the personal attention at UT that ultimately sets it apart from other universities.
The University of Tampa is accredited by a range of accrediting bodies, including the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the Florida Department of Education, and the Society of Actuaries.
The University of Tampa offers both merit- and need-based scholarships to prospective graduate students. This includes merit-based scholarships like the Presidential Scholarship and the Dean’s Scholarship – which are awarded to candidates with exceptional academic records – as well as more specialized scholarships like the Polish Heritage Endowed Scholarship (awarded to students of Polish heritage and covering up to US$5,000) and the Charles E. Goulding Jr. and Germaine Goulding Pamunkey Tribal Indian Scholarship Fund (awarded to Native Americans recommended by the Pamunkey Tribal Council).
Around 60% of full-time students at the University of Tampa live on-campus. While it is not required to live in on-campus residence halls, the university aims to accommodate all new and continuing students who request student housing. UT also encourages students to reside in its residence halls in order to enhance their overall learning experience – the school cites studies that show that students who live on-campus have higher graduation rates, higher GPAs, and report greater satisfaction with their college experience.
With 12 residence halls spread across the school’s vast campus, UT’s Office of Residence Life strives to create an inclusive community. All student rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, cable television, a bed, desk, chair, closet, and dresser. Students also have free access to the internet, as well as lounges, vending machines, laundry facilities, game rooms, and study areas.