A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B-
University of South Florida is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
American Athletic Conference
Address
4202 East Fowler Ave
Tampa, FL 33620
Website
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University of South Florida Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
47%
Application Deadline
March 15
SAT Range
1070-1250
ACT Range
24-28
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$11,398/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,396/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,076/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,446/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,180/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,713/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.411 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.429 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.429 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
24,013Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 239 responses
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  • Studious, happy, school spirited
    26%
  • DIVERSE
    17%
  • Uniquely diverse
    12%
  • Pleasant
    11%
  • Nice
    10%
  • Diverse, Happy, Outgoing, School Spirited
    9%
  • Happy
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.500 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.581 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 280 responses
Report
  • Best education, beautiful setting, and friendly.
    33%
  • Fun, Diverse, Educational
    19%
  • Amazing
    10%
  • Educational
    9%
  • Pretty good
    8%
  • Accommodating and welcoming
    6%
  • Okay
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.256 responses
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USF has surpassed any expectations I ever had on what life would be at college. Being a relatively new university there is a lot of pride and youthful energy in the professors, administration, and students. The MSC is a great student hub with a good food court, a restaurant, 4 floors of study or “chilling” areas, offices, event rooms, a theater, a ballroom, a pharmacy, a computer store and many more things. The library has resources from state of the art equipment, macs and PCs, digital media equipment with green screens, quiet study floors, a Starbucks, tutoring center, a writing center and so many more things. Central campus is very pretty and very green, with the MLK plaza in the middle and trees perfectly lined up. The athletics are great including the 3 gyms which include an indoor and an outdoor swimming pools, dance studio, wrestling room, cardio floor, weight floor, indoor track, volleyball, basketball and racquetball courts. We bleed green with a heart of gold. Go bulls!
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USF is a great college to attend and I have loved my experience so far! There are loads of opportunities around you such as organizations, jobs, volunteering, and research programs. I joined a sorority and became very involved on campus and would highly recommend. The school is located in a great area and the city is beautiful. There are great scenic areas, beaches, amusement parks, night life, nature, and family communities all around you. The school is very safe and has great teachers and staff. Overall i would recommend USF to anyone interested in a great college experience and education.
I had an awesome experience at the University of South Florida! I was a music education major. The professors were all engaging, I lived in a nice dorm my first year, there was always something to do, and the campus is gorgeous. Some people are really into the sports and others are not. This was a great university for checking out athletics when you want to but focusing on your academics when needed, which is what college should be about. I graduated in four years. Unfortunately, I did not find my course work challenging, but that was probably more due to my major than a reflection on the university.