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The University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida


Phoebe Perelman-Admissions counselor - works with students from Massachusetts and is an alum-graduated in 2018’





U Tampa is a medium private independent university

· Located in the city of Tampa which provides numerous opportunities and internships.

· 8800 undergraduates

· Very diverse student body from coming 130 countries/50 states

· 20% in-state students

· 10% international

· 22 students in the average class

220 areas of study in 4 Colleges:

· College of Arts and Letters

· Sykes College of Business

· College of Natural and Health Sciences

· College of Social Sciences, Mathematics, and Education

Applying as an Undecided applicant is easy, and all programs are direct entry.

· Not direct entry programs-these require separate applications sophomore year.

o Nursing-#1 nursing in Florida

o Education

o Athletic training

Popular majors:

· Business

· Criminology, Criminal Justice

· Marine Biology

· Performing Arts

· Sports Management

· Communications

U Tampa does not offer:

· Architecture

· Engineering

· Culinary

Career Services:

· Host events for the specific four colleges

· The job and internships website is robust

· Host six recruiter fairs

· There are courses for students to help them with obtaining jobs, etc.

· Some majors require internships

Residential Life:

· 11 residence halls

· Freshmen and sophomore year students get preference for on-campus housing

· Junior and seniors typically move off campus-there are many off-campus housing options close to campus and there is an off-campus coordinator to help in that process

· Greek life, but no houses. About 20% of students are Greek.

Study Abroad:

· Over 1000 study abroad programs in 100 countries around the world

· There are also Travel Courses for about 1-2 weeks during a spring, summer or winter break.

Cost of Attendance:

· Cost of Attendance is around 42,000 per year

· UT does not do any bargaining with students for merit scholarships b/c of the low cost of attendance.

· 97% of students do not pay the full sticker price.

Average accepted students’ data:

· GPA 3.4 unweighted

· Average SAT-1190

· Average ACT-25

· Holistic review process-looking for a student who will get involved with things outside the classroom, an independent student

Virtual Information:

· Our ‘Meet the Tour Guide’ page: https://ut.welcometocollege.com/.

· The live chat is active here: https://www.ut.edu/admissions/who-is-my-counselor.

· Virtual tours: https://www.ut.edu/about-ut/university-services/office-of-public-information/ut-virtual-tour

· Merit scholarship breakdown: https://www.ut.edu/admissions/financial-aid/ut-scholarships-and-grants.


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