|UT is regarded as one of the nation's best 386 institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review. Only 15 percent of four-year colleges in the U.S. share this honor. For 2021 it additionally named UT among the Best Southeastern Colleges, No. 2 for its library and No. 37 among the top 50 undergraduate entrepreneurship programs.|
|U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UT in the top tier of the category Regional Universities (South), and for 2021 is again included on six additional lists: Best Colleges for Veterans, Best Undergraduate Teaching, Best Value Schools, Most Innovative Colleges, Top Performers on Social Mobility and A+ Schools for B Students. It rates the Sykes College of Business as a top undergraduate business program. The college’s entrepreneurship program, housed in the Lowth Entrepreneurship Center, was tied for 36th in a national ranking.|
|Since 2010 UT has been included on Forbes' annual ranking of America's Top Colleges. The list is based on factors such as educational quality, graduation rates and career prospects.|
UT has won 18 NCAA Division II championships in baseball, men’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball, and 105 Sunshine State Conference championships. UT’s student athletes compete on 22 varsity teams.
UT’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society — was recognized in 2013 as a Chapter of Merit. The award is given to chapters that excel in promoting academic excellence and engaging in service to others.
|From 2009 to 2015 Charity Navigator awarded UT with a 4-star rating – the highest a charity can receive – for its ability to efficiently manage and grow its finances. Charity Navigator no longer rates colleges and universities. See UT's listing.|
|The University of Tampa’s substantial, innovative progress toward comprehensive internationalization throughout its campus has earned it being named as one of four institutions to be awarded the 2016 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization by NAFSA: Association of International Educators.|
|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.|
|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."|
|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.|
|The University of Tampa has been named to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s list of the 400 Best College Values for 2019. The analysis is based on objective measurements of academic quality and affordability.|
|UT was named as one of 30 most beautiful coastal college campuses in the United States by Best Value Schools. The ranking was based on several criteria including location, awards and recognition, student enjoyment and notable features.|
|The National Weather Service certified UT as a StormReady community. UT is one of 287 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.|
|The University of Tampa was named an Outstanding Green Business by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Gulfcoast Chapter.
UT is committed to conserving energy and resources and currently has eight LEED-certified buildings.
|UT was recognized as one of 77 universities accepted into the 2020-2021 cohort of First-gen Forward institutions. The First-gen Forward designation recognizes institutions of higher education that have demonstrated a commitment to improving experiences and advancing outcomes of first-generation college students.|
|In 2019 UT President Ronald L. Vaughn was named to the Florida Trend magazine “Florida 500,” which is a list of Florida’s most influential business leaders.|
UT is a member of the Coalition for College, which represents the top 5 percent of universities in the U.S. and is committed to increasing students’ access to higher education. UT was invited to join based on its affordability, graduation rates and access to disadvantaged students.