The University of Tampa Reviews

  • 42 Reviews
  • Tampa (FL)
  • Annual Tuition: $29,992
93% of 42 students said this degree improved their career prospects
74% of 42 students said they would recommend this school to others
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  • Reviewed: 7/14/2022
  • Degree: Business
"I am a freshman at UT and am transferring after this semester. There is a flaw in every single aspect of the college. The administration screwed me over time after time and they lied many times. I was forced to get an apartment off campus when I was not even an adult yet because they accepted too many students and couldn't give everyone housing. The only party scene is clubs and let me tell you- it gets old so fast. Everyone is so rude to you, most of my teachers are extremely unhelpful, and when I asked to pick up another class (because they messed up my schedule) they were extremely rude and said no. It is unbelievable how little they care about their students, and they make it very obvious that they only care about taking your money, nothing else. I recommend not going here if you want to have a meaningful and happy 4 years of college."
  • Reviewed: 7/7/2022
  • Degree: Management Information Systems
"I am a senior at the university of tampa studying MIS and have not gotten internships in the northeast since literally, no one knows about this university. After graduation, I think it will be even harder to get a job. I do not recommend people come to utampa. Go to another university since the university of tampa is not well recognized."
  • Reviewed: 7/4/2022
  • Degree: Accounting
"Talking about salaries, the average starting salary of a graduate from this university is less than $40,000 and that is a fact. I got a mediocre job after graduating and my salary is less than $40,000. I got a 3.4, which is a great grade, but did not good a good job since many recruiters did not know about the university of tampa. Most people that got better jobs were students from other colleges such as USF, FSU, UF, UM, FAU, FIU, Rollins, or other universities from Florida. I do not recommend coming here. It is worse than high school. NO school spirit, no diversity, food suck, bad reputation, bad rankings, and I could continue saying the cons of this mediocre university. The only pro is that the campus is nice, but you get used to it and after a semester the campus gets boring since it is too small. DO NOT COME HERE."
  • Reviewed: 6/29/2022
  • Degree: Business
"I just graduated from the university of tampa and I want to give my honest opinion. I pay so much money to study and thought it was a respected university in the northeast where I live, but that is not true at all. I have been searching for a job for almost a year and I do not get one. Recruiters tell me that they do not know the university, so I cannot work for them. Basically, the university is neither recognized nor respected. I recommend you go to another university. I regret coming here."
  • Reviewed: 6/26/2022
  • Degree: Management Information Systems
"You will spend +50k a year studying here and it is definitely NOT WORTH IT. DO NOT COME HERE. You can go to a better university in Florida for less money. Universities such as FSU, UF, Rollins, USF, FIU, FAU, or other universities are more respected than UT. I come from the northeast and almost all managers do not know about utampa so getting a job is really difficult."
  • Reviewed: 6/26/2022
  • Degree: Economics
"I had a terrible experience at the university of tampa. Graduation and retention rates are both very low. Both are below 60% and that means many students here are not happy, so they transfer to another university. I transferred after my second year to another university in Florida since I was paying +50k and it was not worth it at all. DO NOT COME HERE."
  • Reviewed: 6/25/2022
  • Degree: Business Analytics
"I got a mediocre job in Florida after graduating from UTampa even though my GPA was 3.5 which is a great grade. I do not recommend you come here. There is no diversity, organizations on campus, food sucks, and you will probably not get a dorm on campus. Also, things are really expensive on and off-campus. I was depressed during most of my college experience here since most people are not open-minded. They are white rich people and you will probably feel excluded. COMING HERE WAS THE WORSE INVESTMENT THAT I HAVE MADE IN MY LIFE."
  • Reviewed: 6/25/2022
  • Degree: Business
"I regret coming to the university of tampa. I should have gone to another university that accepted me in Florida or another state. This program is really expensive and a terrible investment. I got a mediocre job in the northeast even though I got a 3.8 GPA at UT. Managers in the northeast told me this university is not respected at all, so they gave me a bad salary. Honestly, I recommend you not come here. Instead, go to another university in Florida or another state. Universities such as FSU, USF, UF, UMiami, UCF, FIU, Rollins, UNF, or even FAU are way better than UT and more respected. DO NOT GO TO UTAMPA."
  • Reviewed: 6/25/2022
  • Degree: Accounting
"I regret coming to the university of tampa. I should have gone to another university in Florida for example USF, UF, Rollins, and other universities accepted me. The university gave me no scholarship at all and it is rare for them to give scholarships. I got a 40k job in New York since the manager from the company I work for right now and other managers did not know this university at all. They told me UTampa is not respected in the northeast. JUST DO NOT COME TO THIS MEDIOCRE UNIVERSITY."
Armando Rivero
  • Reviewed: 5/25/2022
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Do not go to the University of Tampa. There is no sense of community on campus since we do not have a football team and sports in general on campus are not even a thing. No one goes to the stadium to get involved. Most students are lazy and only like to party from Thursday- to Sunday. There is no diversity at all (everyone is from the northeast, specifically Long Island and they are going to judge you if you are not from there) there are just a few organizations to be involved on campus. There are more frats and sororities than true organizations. The food is terrible and I am not picky at all. Food is not fresh and everyone tells you that is disgusting. The university does not have a good reputation within the city and it is worse across the country. It is maybe ranked number 500 in the nation and it is very costly for what they offer. DO NOT GO TO THE UNIVERSITY OF TAMPA. Going here was literally the WORST DECISION OF MY LIFE. You will probably be depressed if you come here."
  • Reviewed: 10/12/2021
  • Degree: Science & Math
"You pay top dollar for the quality of education you can receive at community college. Adjuncts galore, a low endowment so they have to con students anyway they can, and a dishonest and incompetent administration. They reward their president with a salary that is not equivalent to the university’s standing. The school also goes out of their way to hide/scrub bad reviews. That is why they deactivated Facebook reviews and keep trying to use new review websites. However, bad reviews still pile up because of the “experience” students receive."
A. S.
  • Reviewed: 6/20/2019
  • Degree: Biology
"Wonderful small school. The campus is beautiful and located in downtown Tampa. Close to businesses and transportation. Professors are always available to answer questions. Class sizes are small. The dorms are very nice and secure. Security guards are visible around campus day and night."
  • Reviewed: 1/6/2019
  • Degree: Environmental Science
"The University of Tampa was an amazing college where I was able to challenge myself and grow as an individual. As a medium sized school, I had the perfect class sizes, attentive teachers, and made life-long friends. The campus is beautiful with the towering buildings and downtown skyline views. Living in downtown Tampa allowed for staying busy with activities such as going to the beach, Bush Gardens, Disney, Universal, and of course ample of internships. As for my major, I was definitely challenged. I would say the biggest flaw was not having enough career support for the sciences."
  • Reviewed: 12/26/2018
  • Degree: Communications
"I left NYC and moved to Tampa to attend college. I was extremely nervous and I didn't have any family or friends in Tampa. But once I arrived on campus I felt like I was joining a family. The students were from all over the world and most students were from out of state. The food was good and the dorms were clean. A lot of room for growth and development."
Pat F
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2018
  • Degree: MBA
"I attended UT as an international student, and also played college athletics. I absolutely loved the three years I spent there. The campus is amazing, the facilities/weather/location is great. There is constant investment and improvement, and I have just started the MBA program."
  • Reviewed: 11/26/2017
  • Degree: Sports Management
"Great sport management program with professors who are always willing to help and get you in touch with professionals in the sport industry and opportunities to work or volunteer in the sport industry. Campus is very and engagement on campus is also great. Career Services was tremendous in helping with my resume and figuring out my career path."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"College is an important step to prepare and gain the tools needed for the workforce"
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Biomedical Engineering
"Love it for the friendships. Lots of studying"
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Architecture
"Chose the university for its great trajectory and good reputation, its teachers impart very well the matter"
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2017
  • Degree: English
"The University of Tampa is the perfect college for someone looking to get a liberal arts degree. The student's in the humanities program stick together and create a thriving and friendly community, where everyone is welcomed. Everyone wants to see each other do well, even the professors, there is no hostility or anamosity, just constant support. UT is a friendly and thriving community in the center of a busy city, which gives alot of student's the oppurtunity to find internships and jobs. UT is a college that wants to see you succeed and will do anything it is capable of to make sure you are successful."