The University of Tampa (UT), is a private, co-educational university in Downtown Tampa, Florida
University of Tampa is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. In 2006, the University celebrated its 75th anniversary. UT offers over 200 academic programs of study, with 12 master’s degree programs in business administration, accounting, finance, education, marketing, instructional design and technology, nursing and creative writing. For the seventh year in a row, UT’s Sykes College of Business has been named by The Princeton Review as an outstanding business school for its 2013 edition of Best 296 Business Schools.
UT offers 200 degree programs and areas of study for undergraduate and graduate students. The graduate school offers 12 master’s degree programs and nine concentrations, and is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). An evening school is also offered for students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Classes maintain a 15-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio. UT employs no teaching assistants.
Beginning in 2007, the University was re-organized into four colleges: the College of Natural and Health Sciences; the College of Math, Education, and Social Sciences; the College of Business; and the College of Arts & Letters. As of 2006, the graduate school had a separate dean and budget, allowing it to operate independently from the more undergraduate-focused programs.
Some of UT’s most popular majors include communication, biology, international business, management, criminology and nursing.
UT offers a journalism major and minor. The student-run newspaper, The Minaret, has won back-to-back awards as “Florida’s Top College Paper”. Writers have won numerous awards from the Florida College Press Association. The Minaret was also named a finalist in the Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker awards, marking the student paper as one of the top 25 weekly college newspapers in the country.