If you are applying to USF, the regular decision application deadline is May 1 and the fee for the application costs $30.
Students who apply to USF for fall should hear back from USF by November 15.
Here is an overiew of some of USF's admissions stats.
|USF 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||30%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||70%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||30%|
These are the application deadlines for University of South Florida.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Info Not Available||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Regular Decision||Yes||May 1||November 15|
University of South Florida may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with USF directly for more information about early applications.
➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
For more information on transferring to University of South Florida, contact the school directly.
USF has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.
Curious about the factors that are considered by USF during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
Make sure to check with USF for more information on admission factors.
To apply to USF, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with USF's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Transcript of High School Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
USF has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.
Out of all students that were admitted, 59% submitted a class rank. At USF 30% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 65% were in the top 25% and 91% were in the top 50%.
At University of South Florida, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||16%|
|3.50 and 3.74||13%|
|3.25 and 3.49||7%|
|3.00 and 3.24||2%|
|2.50 and 2.9||––|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to USF directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
USF considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
USF is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 70% of USF's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 30% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other USF applicants, you should aim to score between 1150 and 1330 (or higher!) on the SAT. At USF 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1330 and 25% of scored lower than 1150, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of USF students scored 670 or higher and 75% of students scored 580 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 580 or higher.
To be most competitive at USF, you should strive to earn between 24 and 29 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for USF's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.
A 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for USF students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.
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For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is July 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
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:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
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 has an acceptance rate of 49%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at USF?
🟨 USF may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.
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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to USF is May 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to USF is Jul 1.
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29 and Above
24 to 29
24 and Less
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