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USF Admissions Information

University of Southern Florida
Tampa, FL (map)

 

The University of Southern Florida is a public research university in Tampa, Florida. The USF System consists of four campuses, including the main campus in Tampa, USF Polytechnic, USF Sarasota-Manatee, and USF St. Petersburg (a separately accredited institution). USF offers 89 undergraduate majors and 139 graduate degree programs. Home to the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute, one of the nation's top research centers for Alzheimer's disease, USF is highly regarded for its extensive research contributions. The University is consistently ranked as one of the top universities receiving the most research funding. USF hosts a diverse student body, and about one-third of the school's undergraduates identify themselves as students of color.

A member of the Big East Conference, USF offers an exceptional variety of athletic programs, including basketball, football, bowling, volleyball, and ice hockey. The school is also home to several unique facilities, including a weather station, a botanical garden, and an anthropology museum. The University is located just ten miles from downtown Tampa, an area rich in tourist attractions, museums, sports venues, performing arts centers, and cultural activities.

 

 

Basic Info

Main Address: 4202 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33620-9951
 
Phone Number: (813) 974-2011  
Website: www.usf.edu  

Characteristics

Type of school: Public, Four-Year  
Type of school: Coed  
Setting: Urban  
Athletics: Division I, Club, Intramural, Intercollegiate, Scholarship  
Degrees offered: Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral  
Size of undergraduate student body: 30,914  
Percent out-of-state: 3%  
Percent international: 1.32%  
Female to Male ratio: 56:44  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 28:1  
Most popular majors: Business/Marketing
Social Sciences
Biology
Education
Psychology
English
Health Professions
Engineering
 
Special study programs: Accelerated Program
Cross-Registration
Distance Learning
Double Major
Dual Enrollment of High School Students
Honors Program
Internships
ROTC, Air Force
ROTC, Army
ROTC, Navy
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification
Visiting/Exchange Student Program
Washington Semester
Weekend College
 

Campus Life

Housing options:
Coed Housing
Women's Housing
Apartments For Single Students
Fraternity/Sorority Housing
Special Housing For International Students
Men's Housing
Apartments For Married Students
Cooperative Housing
Special Housing For Disabled Students
Wellness housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)
Activities:
Choral groups
Dance
Film society
International students
Literary magazine
Music ensembles
Opera
Radio station
Student government
Symphony orchestra
Concert band
Drama
Fraternities
Jazz band
Marching band
Musical theater
Pep band
Sororities
Student newspaper
Television station

Fun Facts

  • First University in the World to Offer PhD in Applied Anthropology
  • Ranked #27 Top American Research Universities
  • USF is the 9th largest University in the United States
 

Admissions Information

An applicant's secondary school record, GPA, and recommendations are the important factors in the admissions process. Other factors include a student's character/personal qualities, class rank, application essay, extracurricular activities, geographical residence, standardized test scores, state residency, work experience, talents/abilities, volunteer work, and whether the candidate is a first-generation college student.

Admissions address: 4202 East Fowler Avenue, SVC 1036
Tampa, FL 33620-9951
 
Phone number: (813) 974-3350  
Fax number: (813) 974-9689  
Admissions Website: http://usfweb2.usf.edu/admissions/  
Email: admissions@admin.usf.edu  
Contact Person: J. Robert Spatig, Director of Admissions  
Number of first-year applications received: 29,179  
Percent of applicants admitted: 45%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: March 1  
Early decision/action deadline: N/A  
Accepts the Common Application? No  
Admission requirements: Standardized Test Scores  

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? SAT or ACT with Writing  
Policy regarding SAT score-use: Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates  
 
Middle 50% Scores

Low


Average


High
% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
510
560
610
54%
SAT Math
520
570
620
54%
SAT Writing
490
540
580
54%
ACT Composite
22
25
27
46%

 
College Board code: 5828  
ACT code: 0761  
Learn more about other Top ROTC/Federal Service schools:
West Point   USNA   UC Davis  

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