USF

University of South Florida

4202 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, United States
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  • Total Documents
    1,197
  • Class Notes
    773
  • Textbook Notes
    151
  • Study Guides
    270
  • Currently Enrolled
    1,221
  • Previously Enrolled
    896

Overview of University of South Florida (USF)

About this school

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.
  • Website


    www.usf.edu/
  • Coeducational


    Co-ed

  • Graduate Students


    11,400

  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:31,461
    • Men:14,469 Men (46.0%)
    • Women:16,992 Women (54.0%)

Location

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Admission Information (USF)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of South Florida is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
January 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Not used if submitted
January 15
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
4202 East Fowler Avenue
City, State, Zip
Tampa, FL 33620-9951
Phone
(813) 974-3350
Fax
(813) 974-9689
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
-
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for some freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
47% of 28,623 applicants were admitted
Women
47% of 16,851 applicants were admitted
Men
46% of 11,772 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
4,516 (34%) of 13,349 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,528 (32%) of 7,878 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,988 (36%) of 5,471 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.89
375 And Above
63%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
570-660 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
11%
• Score 600 - 700
47%
• Score 500 - 600
41%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
9%
• Score 600 - 700
55%
• Score 500 - 600
35%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
24-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
19%
• Score 24 - 29
64%
• Score 18 - 23
17%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (USF)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $6,410|Out-of-state: $17,324 (29.09%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,325 (46.86%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,200 (5.45%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,100 (18.61%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of South Florida accepts deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001537
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
4,023 (84.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
3,091 (76.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,947 (95.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
397 (13.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$11,668
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,635 (89.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,151
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,624 (55.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,203
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 188 (6.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
606 (12.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,393

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
20,584 (75.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
17,329 (84.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
16,496 (95.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,674 (10.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
58%
Average Award
$11,260
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 14,153 (85.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,417
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 10,737 (65.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,835
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 557 (3.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
2,546 (9.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,844

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
55%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$21,799
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
6.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Library Science, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,219

Academics & Instruction (USF)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not reported

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,289

Part-Time Faculty


448

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


60%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 10% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 21% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 30% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 14% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 10% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 9% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 5% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 9% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 29% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 57% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,543,973
Computer Ownership
Not reported
Computers Available On Campus
825
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of South Florida provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


Not reported

Programs & Majors (USF)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (84)


  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminology
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Gerontology
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Information Technology
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Statistics, General
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Social sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Business Administration, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Public Health, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Pharmacy

Master's Programs of Study (170)


  • Accounting
  • Acute Care/Critical Care Nursing
  • Addictions/Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Adult Education
  • Adult Nursing
  • African Studies
  • Allopathic Medicine
  • American Studies
  • Anatomy
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Applied Physics
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biophysics
  • Biostatistics
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cancer Biology/Oncology
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Research
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community College Education
  • Community Health
  • Computational Biology
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Database Systems
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Film, Television, and Video Theory and Criticism
  • Finance and Banking
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Forensic Sciences
  • French
  • Gender Studies
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Gerontology
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Immunology
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Science
  • Information Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Affairs
  • International Health
  • Internet and Interactive Multimedia
  • Journalism
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Library Science
  • Management Information Systems
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mass Communication
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media Studies
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Medical Physics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nanotechnology
  • Neuroscience
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Health Nursing
  • Oceanography
  • Oncology Nursing
  • Pathology
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • Real Estate
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Religion
  • Rhetoric
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Student Affairs
  • Sustainability Management
  • Sustainable Development
  • Taxation
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Urban Design
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Vocational and Technical Education
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Western European Studies
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing

Campus Life (USF)

Location & Geography

Population


347,645

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


1,562 acres

Weather


Temperature
50 average low in January, 89.5 average high in September
Rain
107 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Tampa
Nearest Train Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Tampa

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


24% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


76%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bulls
School Colors
Green and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of South Florida offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student government, campus activities board, usf ambassadors, student admissions representatives

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


24,013

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
31,461
Women
16,992
Men
14,469

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 7.3% Asian
  • 11.0% Black/African-American
  • 22.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 52.9% White
  • 2.2% Unknown

International Students


5.9%

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


11,400

Student Resources (USF)

Study resources