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Recognition and Rankings

Princeton Review image UT is regarded as one of the nation's best 389 institutions for undergraduate education by . Only 15% of four-year colleges in the U.S. share this honor. In 2024, UT was ranked #1 and #2 in the South for its undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship programs, and 15th and 16th in the U.S., respectively, by The Princeton Review in partnership with Entrepreneur magazine.
Minaret Award consistently ranks UT in the top tier of the category Regional Universities (South), and for 2022 was included as a most innovative college. The Sykes College of Business and UT’s nursing program were also named as top undergraduate programs, which are based solely on the judgments of deans and senior faculty members at peer institutions.
Forbes.com Logo Since 2010 UT has been included on Forbes' annual ranking of  . The list is based on factors such as educational quality, graduation rates and career prospects.
The University of Tampa Spartans Logo UT has won 22 NCAA Division II (2) championships in baseball, lacrosse, men’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball and women's beach volleyball and 126 Sunshine State Conference championships. UT’s student-athletes compete on 22 varsity teams.
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Logo UT’s chapter of — 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.
The World University Rankings Logo The University of Tampa is ranked in the Wall Street Journal / Times Higher Education (WSJ/THE) College Ranking 2022. UT was most highly scored in the area of environment, which includes faculty diversity, international students, student diversity and student inclusion.
Charity Navigator Four Star Charity Logo From 2009 to 2015 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. .
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 .
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.
Tampa Bay Business Journal 2008 Business of Year 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 . In the publication’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards, UT’s MBA program was listed as the “Favorite MBA program."
Enrollment Power Index A 2012-2013 Logo 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.
Minaret Award 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.
Best Value School Coastal College Campus Logo UT was named as one of 30 most beautiful coastal college campuses in the United States by . The ranking was based on several criteria including location, awards and recognition, student enjoyment and notable features. 
StormReady University Logo The National Weather Service certified UT as a community. UT is one of 306 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.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Transfer Honor Roll Logo For the seventh consecutive year, UT was named to the 2022 Transfer Honor Roll as one of the top 171 colleges and universities in the U.S. for transfer students. 
Florida U.S. Green Building Council Chapter Logo The University of Tampa was named an by the .
UT is committed to conserving energy and resources and currently has eight LEED-certified buildings.
Center for First-Generation Student Success First-Gen Forward Institution Logo 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.
Minaret Award In 2019 UT President Ronald L. Vaughn was named to the Florida Trend magazine “ ,” which is a list of Florida’s most influential business leaders.
2024 Best Colleges Niche Logo  ranked UT as the #1  in Florida, the #5  in Florida and the #6  in Florida. Nationally, UT was ranked the #44 best college campus in America (out of 1,387), and #36 best college location in America.
The Coalition for College Logo UT is a member of the , 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 World University Rankings Logo QS Quacquarelli Symonds, a global higher education research company and publisher of the “ ,” in 2021 named The University of Tampa as a top university for learning experience, diversity and internationalization, research and employability.
National Society for Experiential Education Logo UT President Ronald L. Vaughn was awarded the 2017 William M. Burke Presidential Award for Excellence in Experiential Education by the .
#19 Safest School in the Nation 2021 The University of Tampa Tampa, Florida Badge The University of Tampa has been ranked as the safest college campus in Florida, and the 19th safest college campus in the U.S. The ranking was compiled by YourLocalSecurity.com in its fifth annual report.