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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B
South Florida is a highly rated public university located in Tampa, Florida. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 24,672 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the South Florida acceptance rate is 45%. Popular majors include Health Service Preparatory Studies, Biomedical Sciences and Molecular Medicine, and Nursing. Graduating 71% of students, South Florida alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,800.
About University of South Florida...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
American Athletic Conference
Address
4202 East Fowler Ave
Tampa, FL 33620
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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
45%
Application Deadline
March 15
SAT Range
1150-1310
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$11,766/ 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
$7,937/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
89%

Academics

Professors
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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.459 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.459 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
24,672Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
7,100
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 269 responses
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  • Studious, happy, school spirited
    25%
  • DIVERSE
    17%
  • Uniquely diverse
    11%
  • Pleasant
    11%
  • Diverse, Happy, Outgoing, School Spirited
    10%
  • Nice
    10%
  • 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.530 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.611 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 310 responses
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  • Best education, beautiful setting, and friendly.
    31%
  • Fun, Diverse, Educational
    21%
  • Amazing
    9%
  • Educational
    9%
  • Pretty good
    7%
  • Accommodating and welcoming
    6%
  • Okay
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
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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University of South Florida Reviews

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The campus is very large and beautiful as well as the people there. The students there are always helpful and courteous when visitors are around. Including the student workers, they are diligently focused and on point. The dorms are greatly taken care of and prepped for newcomers. Also, provide a living room for the kids to get together and meet. The security is great, from the use of a student's university card to get passed the locked doors. It always smells so nice and refreshing when coming through the building's doors(air conditioned always). Honestly, the things that the university provided you is like coming into a new hotel, everything is taken care of. No trash laying around,no cars parked to block roadways, no employees being disrespectful and no sloppy hallways in the buildings. One more thing! They just built a brand new Publix store on campus! That is pretty cool.
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I love the University of South Florida! The staff is excellent and student government and countless other organizations are here to help ensure fun and creativity across the campus. The dining halls are amazing and provide countless options to cater to every single dietary need. The university also offers a Publix on campus and has a night time golf cart service to get you across campus at night if you don't feel safe! The community at USF is based on diversity and you will always come across friends. The professors goal is to teach you, not to fail you, so no matter what course you take you will always leave with valuable information!
The University of South Florida is a diverse, innovative school for anyone to grow and better their education. With an immaculate campus, excellent professors, and motivated students, USF is a college dream come true. It is full of people both brilliant and creative that makes it one-of-a-kind. Located in the heart of Tampa, there is so much to do on and off-campus that learning goes much beyond the gates of the school! I would encourage anyone to look into becoming a Bull, it is the best decision I have ever made. Go Bulls!