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Old 10-30-2011, 09:33 AM
 
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My daughter would like to attend the University of Tampa. What areas near the university are to safe to live in and how is employment in the area? Also, does anyone have an opinion about the university itself? Thanks
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:53 AM
 
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South of the University is fine. What do you mean by employment? Employment for a college student? There are plenty of restaurant jobs which she can compete for, if she has the looks im sure she can get one. If you are from out of state and sending her to UT, I am sure you have plenty of money and she dont need to work, just a thought...
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:24 AM
 
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Take a look on this thread:

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Feel free to ask me any additional questions that you may have or post them so that others can view them.
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:35 AM
 
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Thank you for the info. As for the response indicating that we have a lot of money, no we don't actually. My daughter has to work to cover her own expenses although we help her with her tuition. She needs to earn her keep just like the rest of us. I do appreciate the input though. It will help.
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:58 AM
 
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I have a friend who has two daughters going to UT. The Freshman was housed in a local hotel due to over-crowding or maybe it was renovations...I forget... pls check into that further; she is driving a beverage cart on a golf course and babysitting part-time. The Junior is living off-campus in downtown Tampa (One Laurel Place), walking dogs and selling insurance for a company in Ybor City. What is her major?
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:03 AM
 
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I think that some of the undergraduate students are staying in a local hotel due to renovations and that the university is moving the students out of the hotel as renovations are complete. I also think that these are likely the students that did not complete their room requests in a reasonable time. As for the dorms themselves, I've heard that they are great.

Are you asking about employment opportunities as an undergraduate student or for the local economy? Either way, the Career Services department at the University should be able to assist. Depending on her field of study, there are also plenty of internship opportunties in the area (which I would recommend). If you're wondering post-college employment options, the Tampa area has been hit hard with the recession but there is some progress being made. Hopefully things will be significantly better in four years though.

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Old 12-02-2011, 11:30 AM
 
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Once again, thanks to all that have replied. We had the opportunity to visit during Thanksgiving and she is definitely planning on attending school in Tampa. I was somewhat partial to USF though but thoroughly enjoyed our visit at UT. My daughter plans on majoring in Marine Science and obviously would be far better off in Tampa as compared to Pittsburgh, PA. She has decided that she would prefer to live off campus as she will be a Junior by the time she transfers in fall 2012. I am considering purchasing a small house in the area, possibly in the 160,000 or below price range. The less the better without having to sacrifice a whole lot in terms of a safe and friendly neighborhood. Once again, any suggestions?
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:33 AM
 
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Have you checked out the marine science program at the St. Pete campus of USF? I believe it is nationally recognized and is also located among a cluster of marine organizations. They have dorm living and if you want to live off campus, you could get a safe and nice house not more than 10 minutes away. I believe Eckerd College in St. Pete also has a well regarded marine science program (though they were just listed as one of the most drug cultured schools, if you believe those type of surveys). I thought the UT was more known for its business school.
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:44 PM
 
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Fine if you plan to stay in Tampa I guess. Pretty pricey for what you get.
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Old 12-05-2011, 08:04 AM
 
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Have you checked out the marine science program at the St. Pete campus of USF? I believe it is nationally recognized and is also located among a cluster of marine organizations. They have dorm living and if you want to live off campus, you could get a safe and nice house not more than 10 minutes away. I believe Eckerd College in St. Pete also has a well regarded marine science program (though they were just listed as one of the most drug cultured schools, if you believe those type of surveys). I thought the UT was more known for its business school.
The USF- St. Pete marine science program is primarily a graduate program. Eckerd has the best undergraduate program in marine science in the Southeast, and one of the tops in the country, but it isn't cheap.
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