UT Recognition and Rankings

 2015PrincetonReview_Best379 UT is regarded as one of the nation's best 379 institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review. Only 15 percent of four-year colleges in the U.S. share this honor.
USNewsWorldReport2013 U.S. News & World Report has ranked: 1) UT in the top tier in the category Best Regional Universities (South); 2) the Sykes College of Business as a "Best Business School;" 3) the part-time MBA in the "Best Business Schools;" and one of 10 "Best Colleges to Avoid Winter." In addition, UT’s graduate nursing program is rated among the “Best Health Schools."
Forbes2011 UT is included in the Forbes' 2014 annual ranking of America's Best Colleges, an honor the University has received five times since the start of the annual list in 2008. The list, according to Forbes, is based on not "what gets a student into college" but "what are students getting out of college."
Charity Navigator Logo For the fifth year in a row Charity Navigator has awarded UT with a 4-star rating – the highest a charity can receive – for its ability to efficiently manage and grow its finances in 2013. See UT's listing.
College Access & Opportunity Guide UT is one of 284 colleges and universities highlighted for its exceptional outreach efforts, financial aid opportunities and student support services in the 2011 College Access & Opportunity Guide, published by the Center for Student Opportunity.
TBBJ Business of Year 2008 President Ronald L. Vaughn was selected as the 2008 Business Executive of the Year, and UT was selected 2008 Business of the Year in the education category by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. In the publication’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards, UT’s MBA program was listed as the “Favorite MBA program."
EPILogo The UT website is among the most highly rated in the country. It scored in the top 100 of all sites rated, and earned an “A” ranking, in the 14th annual My College Options® Enrollment Power Index® (EPI), an analysis of the admissions websites of nearly 3,000 colleges and universities.
UT StormReady The National Weather Service certified UT as a StormReady community. UT is one of 141 colleges and universities around the country that have put special operations in place to monitor and react to severe weather conditions, such as hurricanes, tornadoes and storms.

Academic

Academic recognition and rankings...
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For the ninth year in a row, UT's Sykes College of Business has been named by The Princeton Review as an outstanding business school — and one of the 296 best business schools in the world. In 2009, the MBA marketing program was listed as one of the top 15 programs in the country in The Princeton Review, based on student surveys.

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UT’s MFA in Creative Writing program was noted by Publisher’s Weekly in Spring 2015 as one of 14 MFA Programs to Watch.” The magazine noted that UT’s program’s low-residency structure “offers the best of workshop and individual-mentorship approaches.”

Creative College

UT is one of 39 universities in the nation that is lauded for its creative writing program in Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians, and Writers (2013).

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UT’s Sykes College of Business was ranked 47th in the category of “Excellent Business Schools” in the U.S. in the Eduniversal WorldwideBusiness Schools Ranking 2011.

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At the Redefining Investment Strategy Education (RISE) eighth annual Global Student Investment Forum, UT students who manage a $150,000 university portfolio won first place in the 2007 student managed portfolio competition. The forum included students from 257 colleges and universities from 69 countries.

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In 2010 the National Council of State Boards of Nursing named UT a No. 1 nursing program in the country based on UT students’ success on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). One-hundred percent of UT’s 2009 and 2010 classes of nursing graduates passed the NCLEX-RN on the first try.

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UT’s Sykes College of Business is a member of the University Partnership Program with the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA). The partnership provides select academic institutions an expanded pool of qualified Hispanic applicants for graduate business programs. NSHMBA is widely known as the “Premier Hispanic Organization.”

Student Life

Student life recognition and rankings...
2014 Military Friendly School

UT has again been named a military friendly university by Victory Media and Military Advanced Education, putting it in the top 15 percent of all U.S. colleges and universities.

Prez Honor Roll

Since 2007, UT has regularly been named to the President’s Service Honor Roll, sponsored by The Corporation for National and Community Service, for its work on service-learning programs and volunteer opportunities for students, faculty and staff.

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The Minaret, UT’s student newspaper, was named best college newspaper in the Florida College Press Association’s (FCPA) 2008 Better Newspaper Contest. The paper received the same award in 2007. The newspaper’s online edition was named the country’s best small school website by the Associated Collegiate Press in 2010 and was recently named a finalist in the 2013 ACP Online Pacemaker contest. In the 2013 FCPA awards, The Minaret was named the third best weekly student newspaper and the best college magazine in Florida. The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) recognized The Minaret in its 2012 Mark of Excellence Awards winners from Region 3 with a second place in the category Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper (Medium).

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Her Campus, an online magazine for college women, has included The University of Tampa in its 2011 Her Campus College Rankings. On a list of 10 top destination schools, UT came in at number 4 for being one of the best colleges for education and leisure.

Accreditations

A full list of UT's accreditations...