The Institute of International Education (IIE) has ranked The University of Tampa as the 20th highest master’s degree–granting university in the country in hosting international students.
The ranking is based on the actual number of international students for the 2017-2018 academic year. UT’s ranking increased 13 positions from the rankings of the 2016-2017 academic year.
Currently, UT has approximately 1,400 international students, from 132 countries. This fall’s incoming class included students from such countries as Kuwait, Trinidad and Tobago, Norway, Brazil, Uruguay, Democratic Republic of Congo and Albania.
George DaPonte, director of international admissions, said that UT remains successful in attracting international students to campus, despite many external pressures.
“UT has become known as a campus that welcomes international students and values what these students bring to the academic experience,” DaPonte said.
The numbers were compiled as part of IIE’s “Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange.”
Open Doors is conducted by IIE and is supported by a grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State.
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 approximately 9,300 students from 50 states and 132 countries. Approximately 62 percent of full-time students live on campus, and more than half of UT students are from Florida.