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University of South Florida

Tampa, FL

The University of South Florida, founded in 1956, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, and the School of Architecture. Its 1,931-acre campus is located 10 miles from the center of Tampa.

Web Sitewww.usf.edu/
Institution TypePublic
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students31,461
   Women16,992 (54.0%)
   Men14,469 (46.0%)
Graduate Students11,400

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate47% of 28,623 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission Deadline 
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.89
SAT Math540-630 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading530-620 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing510-600 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite24-28 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $21,410
Out-of-state: $32,324
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,410
Out-of-state: $17,324
Room and Board
$9,700
Average Percent of Need Met65%
Average Freshman Award$11,802
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$22,276

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
1,208
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 9% of classes
10-19 students: 21% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 10% of classes
50-99 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Tampa Population347,645
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 78% of freshmen, 21% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotBulls
Sororities 
Fraternities 

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
7.3% Asian
11.0% Black/African-American
22.2% Hispanic/Latino
4.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
52.9% White
2.2% Unknown
International Students5.9%
First-Year Students Returning 
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.45 3.94 590 593 26
Low 2.50 2.70 200 200 19
High 4.00 5.00 800 780 33
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DID YOU KNOW?

• USF's "Whitehatters" is a cyber security team that enters competitions to defend computer networks from mock hackers.

• Scientists at USF's College of Marine Science discovered the deepest coral reef off the U.S., 250 feet deep, three miles wide and 20 miles long, in the Gulf of Mexico.

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