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University of South Florida

  • Tampa, FL
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 55%45%
    student ratio
  • 31,100
    total students
  • $4,559 | $15,474
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • March 1
    fall application deadline
  • 45%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • Not
    Reported

    sat math
  • Not
    Reported

    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • Not
    Reported

    act composite

Overview

The USF Experience

Located on Florida's sunny and warm Gulf Coast, the University of South Florida (USF) is one of the United States' top 50 public research universities. Serving more than 30,000 students from every state and more than 125 countries, USF offers 232 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist, and doctoral levels. Such a wide variety of programs means students have the freedom to choose and develop their precise academic passions.

No matter what courses of study students choose to pursue at USF, students find talented professors, extensive resources, and fascinating opportunities to conduct research and apply their classroom learning in real-world settings -- in the United States and around the globe. Research is conducted in all academic disciplines, allowing opportunities for students to work alongside many of the world's leading experts. USF faculty members and students make a difference in both the local and global community by finding solutions to problems, volunteering, and by partnering with organizations and agencies.

Outside the classroom, students can take part in more than 500 organizations and endless activities. USF fields 17 varsity athletic teams that compete in the exciting Big East Conference. The university's men's basketball team advanced to the 2nd round in the 2012 NCAA tournament, followed by the women's team in 2013, and the men's soccer team advanced to the Elite Eight in the 2011 NCAA tournament. USF also boasts an extensive intramural program, and the brand new campus recreation center was called "one of the highest tech fitness centers in the nation" by NBC's Today show.

With one of the lowest tuition rates in the country, USF is an excellent value. In addition, the university's location in Tampa means students have access to rich professional, cultural, and recreational resources. The city has been ranked by "Forbes Magazine" as 15th Best in the Nation for Business and Careers, and it is located in the 12th largest media market in the United States. USF has built internship partnerships with a number of Tampa businesses and organizations ranging from JPMorgan Chase to Tampa General Hospital.

Cultural and recreational opportunities include numerous musical venues, a thriving art scene, 3 professional sports teams, and world-famous beaches. Ybor City, an area of Tampa that reflects Cuban, Spanish, and Italian history, offers live entertainment, outdoor cafes, and great ethnic restaurants. The Tampa Bay area attracts millions of tourists each year who appreciate its mild winter climates, tropical summers, spectacular sunsets, and beautiful beaches.

USF Undergraduate Majors

The University of South Florida majors include:

- Accounting

- Advertising

- Africana Studies

- American Studies

- Anthropology

- Applied Sciences

- Architecture

- Art Studio and Art History

- Behavioral Healthcare

- Biology & Microbiology

- Biomedical Science

- Business Economics

- Chemical Engineering

- Chemistry

- Civil Engineering

- Classics

- Communication

- Communication Sciences and Disorders

- Computer Engineering

- Computer Science

- Criminology

- Dance

- Dance Studies

- Early Childhood Education

- Economics

- Electrical Engineering

- Elementary Education

- English

- Environmental Science and Policy

- Finance

- French

- General Business

- Geography

- Geology

- German

- Gerontology

- Health Professions (Pre-Health)

- Health Sciences

- History

- Honors College Research

- Hospitality Management

- Humanities

- Industrial Engineering

- Interdisciplinary Classical Civilizations

- Interdisciplinary Natural Science

- Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

- International Business

- International Studies

- Italian

- Management

- Management Information Systems

- Marketing

- Mass Communications

- Mathematics

- Mechanical Engineering

- Medical Technology

- Microbiology and Biology

- Music

- Music Education

- Music Studies

- Nursing

- Philosophy

- Physical Education

- Physics

- Political Science

- Pre-Law

- Psychology

- Public Health

- Religious Studies

- Russian

- Secondary Education

- Social Work

- Sociology

- Spanish

- Special Education

- Theatre

- Women's Studies


Location & Contact

4202 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33620-9951
USA

Ms.Amanda Dale

Associate Director of Recruitment

Phone: 813-974-3350
Fax: 813-974-9689
Email: admissions@usf.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • African American/Black Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biomedical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Managerial Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hospitality Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Management Information Systems
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Early Childhood Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Education (Multiple Levels)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Foreign Language Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Science Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Science Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Civil Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Rhetoric and Composition
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Italian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Russian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Athletic Training
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health/Health-Care Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Health
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Biological and Physical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Gerontology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • General Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Humanities
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Statistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Human Services
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Criminology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Graphic Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Visual and Performing Arts Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

45% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied28,512
    • Accepted12,900
    • Acceptance Rate45%
    • Enrolled31,100
    • Female Applicants16,006
    • Females Accepted7,382
    • Female Acceptance Rate46%
    • Male Applicants12,506
    • Males Accepted5,518
    • Male Acceptance Rate44%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Minimum high school GPA of 2
    • Required for Some Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.86
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen March 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer March 5th --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 530 620
    • SAT Math 550 640
    • SAT Writing 510 610
    • ACT Composite 23 28
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$4,559
    • Out-of-state tuition *$15,474
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,851.00
    • Room and board *$9,400.00
    • Room only *$5,750.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionSenior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students31,100
    • Male Student Percentage45%
    • Female Student Percentage55%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino19.44%
    • Black or African American10.95%
    • White or Caucasian54.57%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.22%
    • Asian6.01%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.28%
    • Two or more races3.2%
    • Unknown1.5%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout3.83% representing 155 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students7% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled, Male-only housing, Cooperative housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 24%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services Yes
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations student government, Campus Activities Board, USF Ambassadors, Student Admissions Representatives
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other residence hall lobby personnel 8 pm to 6 am

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes Division C No
    • Baseball No Division 1 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Bowling Yes Division C No
    • Cheerleading No Division C No
    • Crew No Division C No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Equestrian sports No Division C No
    • Fencing No Division C No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football Yes Division A Yes
    • Golf Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Ice hockey No Division C No
    • Lacrosse No Division C No
    • Racquetball Yes Division C No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes Division C No
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Track Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes Division C No
    • Water polo No Division C No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes Division C No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Bowling Yes Division C No
    • Cheerleading No Division C No
    • Crew No Division C No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Equestrian sports No Division C No
    • Fencing No Division C No
    • Field hockey No Division C No
    • Football No No No
    • Golf Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Ice hockey No No No
    • Lacrosse No Division C No
    • Racquetball Yes Division C No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Swimming Yes Division C No
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Track Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Water polo No Division C No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty1,652
    • Full-time Percentage73%
    • Part-time Percentage27%
    • Female Percentage47%
    • Male Percentage53%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio24:1 or 32,038 students to 1,355 faculty


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