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  Princeton Review 2021 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. In 2020 UT was ranked the 17th and 20th top school for entrepreneurship studies for undergraduate and graduate students, respectively, by The Princeton Review in partnership with Entrepreneur magazine.

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 names the Sykes College of Business a Best Business School and also ranks UT among the Best Entrepreneurship Programs, Best Part-time MBA Programs and Best Nursing Schools: Master’s.
Forbes2011 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.
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UT has won 19 NCAA Division II championships in baseball, men’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball and beach volleyball and 111 Sunshine State Conference championships. UT’s student athletes compete on 22 varsity teams.

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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.

Charity Navigator Logo 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.
Placeholder 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.
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.
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.
  BestValueCoastalCollege_2015 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. 
UT StormReady The National Weather Service certified UT as a StormReady community. UT is one of 291 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.

Since 2016, UT has been named by Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll as one of the top universities in the nation for transfer students.

  USGBC_Florida 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.
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Niche ranked UT as the best college campus in Florida, the #2 best college location in Florida and the #2 best college dorms in Florida in 2021. Nationally, UT was ranked a Top 30 (#26) best college campus in America and Top 50 best college dorms in America.  

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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.

QS Quacquarelli Symonds, a global higher education research company and publisher of the “QS World University Rankings,” in 2021 named The University of Tampa as a top university for learning experience, diversity and internationalization, research and employability.

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UT President Ronald L. Vaughn was awarded the 2017 William M. Burke Presidential Award for Excellence in Experiential Education by the National Society for Experiential Education.