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Colleges / University of South Florida

University of South Florida

Tampa, FL 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate49%
Acceptance Rate49%

About USF

University of South Florida Overview

University of South Florida is a public, state school in the city of Tampa, Florida. USF was founded in 1956 and the school presently has around 44,322 students a year, which includes 33,077 undergraduate students. USF ensures on-campus housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! May 1, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should receive admissions decisions by November 15.

Student Involvement at USF

Interested in music or performing? At USF you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? USF students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in Greek life? USF has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? USF has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at USF on the Student Life page.

2022 USF Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 49%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 70%
In-State Tuition $4,559
Out-of-State $15,473
Percent of Need Met 63%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $13,504

Is USF a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer view of what USF offers and if the school could be the right college for you.

USF Acceptance Rate 2022

Around 49% of applicants get into USF each year. Last year, 50,368 students applied to USF and 24,881 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at USF

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 90% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at USFare still enrolled their sophomore year. USF's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 75%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook USF Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with USF directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at USF

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

USF meets 63% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend USF full-time are awarded $13,504 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $20,670.37 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at USF.

Based on this information, is USF the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is USF a good school for you?

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Where is University of South Florida Located?

USF is located in the city of Tampa, Florida, in the suburbs of Tampa.

If you want to see USF for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take I-75, I-275 to Tampa, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Tampa International Airport.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what USF and Tampa are like without leaving home.

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College Info

4202 East Fowler Avenue Tampa, FL 33620

Campus Setting: Urban

USF Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

May 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to USF is May 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

University of South Florida is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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USF ACT Scores


ACT Range

24 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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USF SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1150 - 1330


Math SAT Range

560 - 670


Reading SAT Range

580 - 660

USF Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at USF is like? There are approximately 44,322 students enrolled at USF, including 33,077 undergraduate students and 11,245 graduate students. 79% percent of students attend school full-time, 92% percent are from FL and 8% percent of students are from other states.


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