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UT Named One of The Best Colleges by The Princeton Review

Published: August 07, 2018
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In its profile, students praise UT as a "school rich in diversity, student engagement opportunities and academics."

The University of Tampa has been again named by The Princeton Review as one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education.

The rankings, listed in the book The Best 384 Colleges, are based on surveys of 138,000 students at 384 top colleges.

"We picked the 384 'best' colleges for our book primarily for their outstanding academics; we highly recommend each one," said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review's editor-in-chief and the book's lead author.

In its profile, students praise UT as a "school rich in diversity, student engagement opportunities and academics." They also acknowledge the "amazing professors" who are "encouraging, insightful, well-versed in their fields of study, and have many connections in the Tampa area they are always willing to share." 

Students also say of campus life: "The school is always jumping with events to go to and opportunities to take advantage of." And of the student body, they say "most people here are very friendly and easy to talk to. It is easy to find friends through the dorms, clubs or other activities."

In a "Survey Says" sidebar in the book's profile on UT, The Princeton Review lists topics that UT students surveyed for the book were in most agreement about in their answers to survey questions. The list includes: "Students love Tampa, FL," "Recreation facilities are great" and "Easy to get around campus."

"UT’s continued inclusion in this well-respected guide is a testament to the expertise and commitment of our faculty and staff to provide an outstanding educational experience for students," said UT President Ronald L. Vaughn.

The Princeton Review's school profiles and ranking lists in The Best 384 Colleges are posted at PrincetonReview.com. For more information on the rankings and methodology, visit Surveying Students: How It Works.