TAMPA — The University of Tampa is again ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the top tier in the category Best Regional Universities (South) in its Best Colleges 2019 guidebook.
Noteworthy this year is that UT was named in five lists, including: 1) Best Value Schools; 2) Most Innovative Colleges; 3) A+ Schools for B Students; 4) Schools with the Most International Students; and 5) Best Colleges for Veterans.
In “Best Value Schools” rankings were based on three variables: 1) ratio of quality to price; 2) percentage of all undergraduates receiving need-based grants; and 3) average discount.
Regarding the list “Most Innovative Colleges,” these are colleges and universities that were named by college presidents, provosts and admissions deans that are making the most innovative improvements in terms of curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology or facilities.
Regarding the list “Schools with the Most International Students,” last year UT boasted an international student population of approximately 16 percent.
Lastly, in the “Best Colleges for Veterans” list, UT boasts a generous transfer credit policy for military students, offers up to 100 percent tuition/fees for veterans eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon program and has a VA-certifying official on-site. UT has also regularly been named a military friendly university by Victory Media and Military Advanced Education.
The print edition of the Best Colleges 2019 guidebook can be pre-ordered or purchased at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and will ship on Oct. 1. It will be available on newsstands on Oct. 16.
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 9,200 students from 50 states and 132 countries. Approximately 60 percent of full-time students live on campus, and more than half of UT students are from Florida.