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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.

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Web Sitewww.usf.edu/
Institution TypePublic
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students30,289
   Women16,999 (56.1%)
   Men13,290 (43.9%)
Graduate Students9,822

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate43% of 28,544 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineMarch 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.83
SAT Math540-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading530-630 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing510-600 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite23-28 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $20,760
Out-of-state: $31,674
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,410
Out-of-state: $17,324
Room and Board
$9,250
Average Percent of Need Met51%
Average Freshman Award$10,260
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates
$22,077

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
1,104
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 14% of classes
20-29 students: 34% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 10% of classes
50-59 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Tampa Population303,447
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing79% of freshmen, 18% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotBulls
Sororities 
Fraternities 

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.4% Asian
11.7% Black/African-American
19.1% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
58.1% White
1.6% Unknown
International Students2.9% from 153 countries
First-Year Students Returning87.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
29.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
22%
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CLASS OF 2018 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.28 3.82 548 547 544 24
Low 1.80 1.80 200 340 340 8
High 4.00 5.00 800 730 780 34
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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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