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

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
1070-1270
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
$11,514/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,544/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,007/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,287/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,094/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,088/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
24:1
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.419 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.419 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
24,088Undergrads
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 229 responses
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  • Studious, happy, school spirited
    26%
  • DIVERSE
    16%
  • Uniquely diverse
    12%
  • Pleasant
    11%
  • Nice
    11%
  • Diverse, Happy, Outgoing, School Spirited
    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.490 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.571 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 270 responses
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  • Best education, beautiful setting, and friendly.
    34%
  • Fun, Diverse, Educational
    18%
  • Amazing
    11%
  • Educational
    9%
  • Pretty good
    8%
  • Accommodating and welcoming
    6%
  • Okay
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.256 responses
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You can really tell that USF wants you to succeed. They host weeks filled with employer events for jobs and internships and have a variety of workshops. Professors often go out of their way to help you and make the experience a lot more personal than not. Scholarships and financial aid are always encouraged and many emails go out about opportunities and study abroad!

Communication from the school has been amazing. They keep you updated on everything that goes on around campus in newsletters and signs. Florida was recently hit with Hurricane Irma, and USF's communication to students about preparations and evacuation plans was great.
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The USF Tampa and St. Pete campuses are very beautiful and modern. Clean, efficient, mostly quiet, and pedestrian friendly. The student support staff are knowledgable and efficient, and the tutors are very good as well. Food is about what you can expect from basic cafeteria cuisine, but if you don't mind a meal plan or spending a little extra there's great brands who vend on campus. When I was there, I had my pick of Chick-fil-a, Papa Johns, Beef-O'-Brady's, Panda Express, Moe's, and so on.

In Tampa, being so close to the USF Sun Dome which attracts high profile figures every few weeks is nice, as well as the MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry) facility. And who can forget Busch Gardens!

In St. Pete, you'll treated with a lovely view of the St. Pete-Tampa Bay, a stones throw away from Scenic Drive--a very lovely part of downtown St. Pete--complete with viewings of Yachts and top shelf restaurants, as well as the Dali Museum and USF's own Marine research facility.
It was a great experience! The campus there is big and feels like a city compared to my previous school. Parking on campus is a little difficult as it gets more crowded and the closest parking lots get taken. However, I had no trouble getting one quickly by simply getting up extra early by the time it gets crowded. My experience in college at USF was still great though. I enjoy walking around the campus. There is even good convenient places to get food such as Starbucks and Beef "O" Brady's. The professors in this college treated me well. I have been consistent in getting good grades there. This campus does feel like a community. Overall, USF is a great place to go to college.