University of Tampa Profile

The University of Tampa (UT) is a private university located in Downtown Tampa, Florida, US.

UT has the following Colleges: College of Arts and Letters; John H. Sykes College of Business; College of Natural and Health Sciences; College of Social Science, Mathematics and Education.

Graduate programs offered include the MBA, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Finance, Master of Science in Marketing, Master of Science in Nursing and Certificate in Nonprofit Management.

In 2007 UT’s major in sport management was named an approved program by the Sport Management Program Review Council (SMPRC).

The University of Tampa is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees. It is also an associate member of the European Council of International Schools (ECIS). The MBA program is one of the largest in Florida and is one of the elite schools in the Southeast to have AACSB accreditation.


- Placed in Tier 1 and ranked 26th among the Regional Universities (South) by US News (2011).

- The University of Tampa John H. Sykes College of Business has been named as an outstanding business school in The Princeton Review “Best 301 Business Schools (2010)”.

- Named a Military Friendly University by Military Advanced Education magazine in 2009. It was also named by G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School.

- The University of Tampa's student newspaper, The Minaret, was named best college newspaper in the Florida College Press Association’s (FCPA) 2008 Better Newspaper Contest.

- UT is “hot and trendy”, according to the 2004 edition of The Unofficial, Biased Guide to the 328 Most Interesting Colleges.

- It is listed as 46th of 100 colleges that are “better than you think” in “Harvard Schmarvard (2003)”.

- It is named in “The Best 201 Colleges for the Real World (2000)”.

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