If you are considering submitting an application to USF, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is May 1 and the application fee is $30.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.
Students who apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than November 15.
|USF 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||4.0|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||32%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||74%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||26%|
University of South Florida does not offer early decision or early action.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Extracurricular Activities||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Application Essay||Not Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
Double check with USF's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
Students admitted to USF have an average unweighted GPA of 4.0.
Out of all students that were admitted, 67% submitted a class rank. At USF 32% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 66% were in the top 25% and 91% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At University of South Florida, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||19%|
|3.50 and 3.74||14%|
|3.25 and 3.49||9%|
|3.00 and 3.24||3%|
|2.50 and 2.9||0%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0%|
USF considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
USF does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 74% of USF's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 26% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other USF applicants, you should strive to earn between 1170 and 1310 (or higher!) on the SAT. At USF 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1310 and 25% of scored lower than 1170, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of USF students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 590 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of USF students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 590 or higher.
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To be most competitive at USF, you should strive to earn between 25 and 30 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for USF's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.
A 25 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for USF students. Only one out of every four students scored below 25.
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For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is July 1. Applicants should hear back by December 1.
Transfer students can enroll in USF during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to USF?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to USF.
Does USF accept transfer credits?
USF accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. USF accepts:
Does USF accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
USF accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to USF?
USF is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is USF's acceptance rate?
USF's acceptance rate is 49%.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At USF, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 4.01. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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