By: Alexis Schulman
With the urban feel, the medium size, and the city only a couple steps away, The University of Tampa is listed as a featured school out of the 387 best colleges according to The Princeton Review.
According to The Princeton Review’s “2022 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” UT is said to be one of the top colleges in the Southeast for being “academically outstanding.”
UT is full of opportunities. There are over 200 clubs and organizations on campus and its location is right next to the city with businesses, hospitals, three major league sports teams and many other organizations, allowing students to network easily with professors and find jobs nearby.
Peter Scouras, sophomore marketing major, got a job with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the summer of 2021.
“UT has given me the opportunity to build many connections with all different people and learn where they came from,” said Scouras. “I got to learn about all the hard work it took to get to where they are.” said Scouras.
Connections between students can be very impactful as well. The Princeton Review also said that, “UT is very diverse in that people from all different cultures make up the community.”
Students come from all over the country and all over the world to come to UT. Not only is UT diverse, but the city of Tampa is as well.
Many students are also flowing into Tampa looking to work with sports management, business, and medicine.
According to The Princeton Review’s “Ranking and Lists” feature, UT is named number 17 out of 50 colleges for best undergraduate entrepreneurship programs.
Along with business, UT has well known STEM programs, nursing, and more.
Another beneficial feature that UT holds for students is that UT takes dual enrollment or college credits from high school, allowing students to graduate early.
Alexa Stoll, sophomore business management major, came into UT with 28 credits from her high school, technically making her a third-year student.
“I will also be receiving a bachelor’s degree and master degree after my four years here at UT, which really sealed the deal for me,” said Stoll.
Both students and staff members are known to love the Tampa atmosphere.
Dr. Kittendorf, the director of student transition and persistence has seen UT continuously change over her 11 years at the university.
“I have been amazed at how many new programs, buildings, and events have been created to enhance the student experience.”
According to Kittendorf, staff are always trying to improve the school by being open-minded to trying new things.
The medium sized school allows connections between staff members and students. Students are able to build their network with more ease and staff are able to bring those opportunities to students.