University of Tampa: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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The University of Tampa is a private university with an acceptance rate of 49%. Located on an attractive 100-acre campus on the waterfront in Tampa, Florida, University of Tampa is a medium-sized master's-level university. The university has a 17-to-1 student/faculty ratio and an average class size of 21. With a core liberal arts curriculum, students can choose from over 120 areas of study. Popular majors include international business, biology/environmental science, finance, and marketing. In athletics, the University of Tampa Spartans compete in the NCAA Division II Sunshine State Conference (SSC).

Considering applying to The University of Tampa? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, University of Tampa had an acceptance rate of 49%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 49 students were admitted, making UT's admissions process competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 22,310
Percent Admitted 49%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 20%

SAT Scores and Requirements

The University of Tampa requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 73% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 550 630
Math 540 620
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of University of Tampa's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to UT scored between 550 and 630, while 25% scored below 550 and 25% scored above 630. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 540 and 620, while 25% scored below 540 and 25% scored above 620. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1250 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at University of Tampa.

Requirements

UT does not require the SAT writing section. Note that University of Tampa participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates.

ACT Scores and Requirements

University of Tampa requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 38% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 21 27
Math 20 26
Composite 22 27

This admissions data tells us that most of University of Tampa's admitted students fall within the top 37% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to UT received a composite ACT score between 22 and 27, while 25% scored above 27 and 25% scored below 22.

Requirements

The University of Tampa does not require the ACT writing section. Unlike many universities, UT superscores ACT results; your highest subscores from multiple ACT sittings will be considered.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of University of Tampa's incoming freshmen class was 3.4. This information suggests that most successful applicants to UT have primarily B grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

University of Tampa Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
University of Tampa Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to University of Tampa. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

The University of Tampa, which accepts approximately half of applicants, has a selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average ranges, you have a strong chance of being accepted. However, University of Tampa also has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond your grades and test scores. A strong application essay and a glowing letter of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule including AP, IB, Honors, or dual enrollment coursework. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and test scores are outside of UT's average range.

Students applying for degrees in music, performing arts, or theatre will need to audition. The athletic training, education, and nursing programs also have additional requirements.

UT has a non-binding Early Action program. At most universities, applying early can improve an applicant's chances of being admitted. Early Action helps demonstrate interest in the university, and it has the added benefit of receiving an admissions decision earlier than regular applicants.

In the scattergram above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You'll see that most students who were admitted had high school averages of "B" or higher, combined SAT scores of about 1000 or higher (ERW+M), and ACT composite scores of 20 or better. Your chances are best your grades and test scores are a little above this lower range.

If You Like the University of Tampa, You May also Like these Schools

Among private universities that are of interest to University of Tampa applicants, the University of Miami is most popular. On the public front, University of Tampa applicants often apply to the University of South FloridaUniversity of Central Florida, and University of Florida. These public institutions obviously have a much lower price tag than a private institution such as the University of Tampa, but for students who qualify for financial aid, the actual cost may not be all that different.