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Dec 12 2014Unknown
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Go to this school if you are a minority and want to be treated as such. I went to this school for a year and I heard many racial comments from the students on various occasions. I heard a couple of students proclaim their dislike for Blacks, Mexicans, and Asians. I also heard some male students state that dating a black woman is disgusting. Another black student came to me and told me that she left UAB in Alabama for these same reasons. The school/building itself is okay and it has really good programs and facilities but it is not worth the ugly ignorant people that forms it
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Preparedness: F Reputation: F
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Nov 11 2014Undecided
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Coming to Tampa, I was beyond thrilled and excited to start all over. Tampa was everything I wanted, the weather, atmosphere, night life, etc. As I settled in, I realized that I had it all wrong. Tampa is a beautiful school and everything but thats basically it, the way I like to describe it is, it's fake. First off all it gives you the impression that everyone is friendly and easy going. Also you tend to believe, or at least I did that there is a lot of school spirit. Wrong. I understand that not everyone is trying to be friendly but these people are down right wrong here. I have never came across so many people who are so inconsiderate and rude. Also there is little to none school spirit, nobody supports anything. Moving on from that I have realized that this isn't the place for me in other ways too. The local newspaper just published an article saying 7 out 11 students transfer after the first semester, if that isn't eye opening I don't know what is. Tampa seems all great and fun and then you get here and realize that it is not like that at all. It may fit some people but for me it has all been spiraling down hill. It is a real shame that this school isn't what its all cracked up to be.

Negatives:
-people are rude, just a bunch of kids with mommy or daddy's money
-classes are very easy, and do not assist you when it comes to deciding a major or field of interest

-nothing to do other then spend money
-night life is mainly clubs which are fun but get old after a while
-need a car
-not only are the kids mean but also dumb
-experience with sports was not fulfilling, not very serious except maybe baseball and lax
-no school spirit
-barely any upper classmen
-one of the highest transfer rates
-fails to meet expectations
Positives
-the weather
-campus is pretty

1st Year Female -- Class 2018
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Campus Aesthetics: A-, Campus Maintenance: F
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Oct 22 2014Nursing
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My advice to you is...
Do not go here if you consider yourself down to earth.
NEGATIVES:
-90% of the students/faculty are rude, snobby and hold themselves higher than others
-you need to SEARCH for social events (not really advertised)
-academics are difficult
-nightlife is limited to only one unsafe strip of bars and clubs
-UT students do not party
-students are very cliquey
-most parties are like high school house parties (I feel too old for that)
-food selection is limited
-certain areas of campus smell like garbage
-most of the admissions/head faculty do not know what the hell they are doing (ex: I went to the study abroad office and the woman in charge answered every question I had with "I don't know, you'd have to ask the specific program")

-the surrounding area is not safe at all (homeless people right outside campus)
-horrible transportation (Don't use the cabs!! download the uber app)
-orientation sucked! I met noone
-the gym is REALLY small
POSITIVES:
-depending on the dorm you are in, they are pretty spacious
-beautiful campus and buildings
-job opportunities -small campus, easy to get from A to B

1st Year Female -- Class 2018
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Campus Aesthetics: A, Collaboration/Competitive: D
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