University of Tampa GPA, SAT and ACT Data

University of Tampa GPA, SAT and ACT Graph

University of Tampa GPA, SAT and ACT Data for Admission
University of Tampa GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores for Admission. Data courtesy of Cappex.

With an acceptance rate of 48%, the University of Tampa has moderately selective admissions. Most admitted students have standardized test scores and grades that are average or better. To see how you measure up, you can use this free tool from Cappex to calculate your chances of getting in.

Discussion of the University of Tampa's Admissions Standards

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 (RW+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're a strong student, you'll have plenty of company—lots of students at the University of Tampa have solid "A" averages.

In the middle of the graph you'll notice some red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) mixed in with the green and blue. Some students who seemed to be on target for the University of Tampa were not admitted. A few outlying data points suggest that the opposite is also true -- some students with grades and test scores below the norm were admitted. This is because the the University of Tampa admissions officers base their decisions on more than numerical data. They want to see that you have taken rigorous high school courses that have prepared you for college-level work in core subject areas. AP, IB, Honors, and dual enrollment classes can all strengthen your application.

Whether you use the Common Application, Coalition Application, or UT's own application, the admission process is holistic. The university will want to see a well-crafted admission essay, meaningful involvement in extracurricular activities, and positive letters of recommendation. Also, students applying for 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 applicants of being admitted. Early Action helps demonstrate your sincere interest in the university, and it has the added benefit of receiving an admissions decision earlier than regular applicants.

To learn more about the University of Tampa including the school's graduation and retention rates, costs, financial aid, and popular academic programs, be sure to check out the University of Tampa admissions profile. You can see some of the campus sights wit this University of Tampa Photo Tour.

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

The University of Tampa's many strengths earned it a spot in our list of top Florida colleges and universities and top southeastern colleges and universities. Among private universities that are of interest to 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 Florida Atlantic University. 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.