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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
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  6. Party Scene
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  7. Professors
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  8. Location
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  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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South Florida is a highly rated public university located in Tampa, Florida. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 24,834 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the South Florida acceptance rate is 43%. Popular majors include Health Service Preparatory Studies, Biomedical Sciences and Molecular Medicine, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 73% of students, South Florida alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,800.
4202 East Fowler Ave
Tampa, FL 33620
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
American Athletic Conference

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.

USF Admissions

Acceptance Rate
43%
Application Deadline
March 15
SAT Range
1170-1330
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$10,460/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,838/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
91%

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
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.473 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.473 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    51%
  • On Campus
    40%
  • Online
    9%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
24,834Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
7,406
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 280 responses
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  • Studious, happy, school spirited
    26%
  • DIVERSE
    18%
  • Uniquely diverse
    11%
  • Diverse, Happy, Outgoing, School Spirited
    11%
  • Pleasant
    11%
  • Nice
    10%
  • Happy
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.544 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.625 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 324 responses
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  • Best education, beautiful setting, and friendly.
    31%
  • Fun, Diverse, Educational
    22%
  • Amazing
    9%
  • Educational
    8%
  • Pretty good
    8%
  • Accommodating and welcoming
    6%
  • Okay
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
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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I began attending USF in June of 2012, just two weeks after I graduated high school. I started at the St. Petersburg campus. I absolutely loved it! They did not offer my intended major, so I transferred to the Tampa campus and earned my BA in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences with focuses in Communication Disorders and Psychology. I couldn't stay away after that, two years later I re-enrolled at the Sarasota Manatee campus to earn another degree; BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders. USF to me means, you stay forever! The faculty and students make this university an outstanding one. Go Bulls!
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I love this university! There are so many opportunities to get involved in the Tampa community and provide service to those in need, while building unbreakable bonds between peers in your same career path. There is something here for literally anyone; from Greek life, organizations for any and all cultures and religions, organizations for every major, and many many more! I personally got involved in the Judy Genshaft Honors college, Muslim Student association, and Medlife. There are many positives to being apart of the wonderful USF build community.
The University of South Florida has truly amazed me with its many involvement opportunities and welcoming atmosphere. I am currently a Nursing Major, and chose this school based on its many opportunities for those seeking a degree in Health Care. USF offers many volunteer opportunities between its 4 on-campus hospitals and is really dedicated to student success and involvement! I have made so many solid friendships at this school, and have been blown away by how amazing USF has been for me. The campus is also so beautiful! I have loved this school so much that I applied and was accepted to work as an Orientation Leader, and I can say from experience it's just as great being an employee of the University too. I feel so blessed to welcome new Bulls to USF!