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Colleges / University of South Florida

University of South Florida

Tampa, FL 4-Year Public

About USF

University of South Florida is a public, state school located in the urban setting of Tampa, FL

Founded in 1956, USF currently enrolls around 50,613 students a year, including 38,579 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

2021 Admissions Facts About USF

Acceptance rate: 49%

Average GPA: 4.01

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: May 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: November 15

What's the acceptance rate at University of South Florida in 2021?

USF accepts around 49 percent of applicants each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at USF is 4.01 out of 4.0.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is USF a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of the 4,633 students who started at USF as first-time freshman, 2,716 graduate within four years.

Around 74 percent of students who started at USF earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $21,127.94 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does USF sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is USF a good school for YOU?

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May 15 is the final deadline to submit an application for next Fall. All applicants should hear back from USF by November 15.

Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics and majors and more. You can also see what others are saying about USF in the College Confidential forums and get personalized recommendations for more schools that might be a good fit for you.

College Info

4202 East Fowler Avenue Tampa, FL 33620-9951

Campus Setting: Urban

USF Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jun 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to USF is Jun 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to USF is Jul 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

USF ACT Scores

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ACT Range

25 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above

Good

25 to 29

Avg

25 and Less

Low

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USF SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1180 - 1310

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Math SAT Range

580 - 670

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Reading SAT Range

590 - 660

USF Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$19,840

In State

$30,754

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$6,410
$17,324
Fees
$74
$74
Housing
$12,256
$12,256
Books
$1,100
$1,100

Student Life

Wondering what life at USF is like? There are approximately 44,231 students enrolled at USF, including 32,681 undergraduate students and 11,550 graduate students. 78% percent of students attend school full-time, 94% percent are from FL and 6% percent of students are from other states.

78%

Full Time

22%

Part Time

94%

In State

6%

Out-of-State

Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

44,231

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

48%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$6,484

Out-of-State

$17,398

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jun 1
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