University of Tampa

University of Tampa

Florida, United States | Private


Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the University of Tampa (UT) is a private co-educational university in Downtown Tampa, Florida, United States. UT offers more than 200 programs of study, including 14 master's degrees and a broad variety of majors, minors, pre-professional programs, and certificates. With a medium-sized private university, UT offers more than 200 academic programs, a distinguished faculty and approximately 8,913 students from all 50 states and 140 countries joined in a university, UT is ranked among the best of the best by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes and The Princeton Review.




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Tampa is a city in and the county seat of Hillsborough County, Florida, United States. It is located on the west coast of Florida on Tampa Bay, near the Gulf of Mexico. The city had a population of 346,037 in 2011 which concludes it as well populated city. There are few water sports to enjoy during weekends and handful of bars, so nothing very specific that will thrill you.

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The University of Tampa's residence halls enhance your educational experience by providing all the comforts and conveniences you need to succeed. About 62% of full-time students live on the University of Tampa main campus. Amongst the in-campus residential halls, there are the Straz Hall and the Palm Apartments that offer apartment-style living and there are five dorms, Smiley Hall, McKay Hall, Boathouse, Austin Hall and Vaughn Center, Brevard Hall, Morsani Hall and Jenkins Hall and the Urso Hall provides students with what is essentially a studio apartment. Also, the Barrymore Hotel, located about 1 mile (1.6 km) from campus, also houses some students.


With a faculty student ratio of 17:1, the University of Tampa offers celebrated scholars, teachers and authors from around the world to fill UT’s distinguished faculty. Smaller classes allow one-on-one dialogue, personal attention and the kind of insightful evaluation, mentoring and guidance that make a difference. Many of UT’s faculty are leaders in their fields and have won teaching awards. They travel, conduct research, publish papers, write books, create, compose, perform and consult with businesses and governments around the globe. Most importantly, they will eagerly assist students in their exploration of whatever subject about which they are passionate.

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With 850 company visits and almost 1000 internships, the Office of Career Services serves as a bridge between students' college experience and life after UT. University of Tampa is here to help students explore who they are and their career options, connect their experience, whether it is academic, campus involvement and engagement, internships or work experience to careers or graduate school – and achieve their post-graduation goals.

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