UT Named One of the Best Colleges by The Princeton Review

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

Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and only four colleges outside the USA are profiled in The Princeton Review’s book, “The Best 382 Colleges.”

“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 colleges included are based on data The Princeton Review obtains in its annual institutional data surveys, from its 24-member National College Counselor Advisory Board, through personal visits to schools, and through the wide range of feedback gleaned from surveys of students attending these schools, as well as administrators.

“We chose The University of Tampa for this book because it offers outstanding academics,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief and author of “The Best 382 Colleges.”

In its profile, students praise UT as a “school rich in diversity, student engagement opportunities,” and for faculty 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,” “Dorms are like palaces” and “Easy to get around campus.”

The Princeton Review’s school profiles and ranking lists in “The Best 382 Colleges” are posted at PrincetonReview.com.

Founded in 1981, The Princeton Review is a privately held education services company headquartered in Framingham, MA. The Company has long been a leader in helping students achieve their education and career goals through its test preparation services, tutoring and admissions resources, online courses, and more than 150 print and digital books published by Random House Inc. The Princeton Review delivers its programs via a network of more than 5,000 teachers and tutors in the USA, Canada and international franchises. The company also partners with schools and guidance counselors worldwide to provide students with college readiness, test preparation and career planning services.

The University of Tampa is a private, residential university located on 110 acres on the riverfront in downtown Tampa. Known for academic excellence, personal attention and real-world experience in its undergraduate and graduate programs, the University serves 8,600 students from 50 states and 140 countries. Approximately 65 percent of full-time students live on campus, and about half of UT students are from Florida.


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