University of South Florida

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School Overview

Founded in 1956, the University of South Florida (USF) is a coeducation public four-year research university located in Tampa, Florida. With a total annual enrollment of nearly 50,000 students, USF is the 3rd largest university in Florida and among the top 10 largest universities in the United States. In addition to its main campus in Tampa, USF has branch campuses in Sarasota and St. Petersburg.

USF is among the top universities in the nation when it comes to research and is classified as a “very high research” institution. In fact, USF is ranked among the top 50 universities in the world based on annual research expenditures and among the top 10 for the number of patents it has been awarded. In the state of Florida, the University of Florida is the only university that spends more on research than the University of South Florida.

USF is well known for being one of the leaders in Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s disease research and treatment development. Of the top 100 ranked graduate programs in the nation, 20 are at USF.

General Information

Admission Office

4202 East Fowler Avenue, SVC 1036

Tampa, FL 33620-9951

(813) 974-3350

Fax: (813) 974-9689



Contact: J. Robert Spatig

Director of Admissions
Main Address

4202 East Fowler Avenue

Tampa, FL 33620-9951

(813) 974-2011

www.usf.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 35,918

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 4,417

Degree-seeking undergrads: 35,104

Graduate enrollment: 9,792

Setting

Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: $30
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 46%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 85%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $3,457 $3,991 $4,577 $5,198 +13.57%
Books and Supplies $1,300 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $7,590 $8,080 $8,750 $9,000 +2.86%
Other $4,100 $4,100 $4,100 $4,100 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $16,447 $17,671 $18,927 $19,798 +4.60%
In-state Off Campus $4,757 $5,491 $6,077 $6,698 +10.22%
In-state with Family $4,757 $5,491 $6,077 $6,698 +10.22%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $8,777
In-state Student Fees $74
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $18,617
Out-of-state Student Fees $74

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 4,127 96%
Grant or scholarship aid 4,111 96% $25,993,365 $6,323
• Federal grants 1,158 27% $5,084,653 $4,391
• Pell grants 1,131 26% $4,022,614 $3,557
• Other federal grants 1,014 24% $1,062,039 $1,047
Institutional scholarships or grants 3,952 92% $15,588,489 $3,944
Institutional grants or scholarships 2,125 50% $5,320,223 $2,504
Student loan financial aid 1,486 35% $7,516,400 $5,058
• Federal student loans 1,483 35% $7,403,429 $4,992
• Other student loans 53 1% $112,971 $2,132

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 6649 2222 395 157 17
Architecture and Related Services 39
Architecture 39
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 48 7
African-american/black Studies 10
American/united States Studies/civilization 18 4
Latin American Studies 3
Women’s Studies 20
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 724 192 25
Bioinformatics 4
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 173 17
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 170 10 5
Biomedical Sciences 531
Biotechnology 5
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology 23
Oncology and Cancer Biology 3
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 1382 327 10
Accounting 216 58
Business Administration and Management 97 177 10
Business/commerce 277 11
Business/managerial Economics 50 16
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies 25
Finance 324 4
International Business/trade/commerce 43
Management Information Systems 122 32
Marketing/marketing Management 253 4
Communication and Journalism Programs 239 15
Mass Communication/media Studies 239 15
Computing and Information Sciences 55
Computer and Information Sciences 49
Information Science/studies 4
Information Technology 2
Education 552 450 38 17
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching 21
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services 21
Curriculum and Instruction 110 26 13
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 22 2
Education/teaching Of Individuals With Emotional Disturbances 2
Education/teaching Of Individuals With Mental Retardation 1
Education/teaching Of Individuals With Specific Learning Disabilities 1
Education/teaching Of The Gifted and Talented 10
Educational Leadership and Administration 85 8 4
Elementary Education and Teaching 300 32
English/language Arts Teacher Education 36 16
Foreign Language Teacher Education 2 5
Mathematics Teacher Education 19 7
Music Teacher Education 25 5
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 63 32
Reading Teacher Education 45
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education 6 6
Social Science Teacher Education 51 17
Special Education and Teaching 28 18
Teaching English As A Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor 4
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education 14
Engineering 368 180 51
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 7 2
Chemical Engineering 38 8 9
Civil Engineering 96 17 9
Computer Engineering 29 24 13
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 77 56 13
Engineering 1 1 1
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering 1
Industrial Engineering 22 48 3
Mechanical Engineering 105 18 1
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters 437 32 18
Creative Writing 6
English Language and Literature 209 19 13
Rhetoric and Composition 228 7 5
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 53 23
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 16
French Language and Literature 4 10
German Language and Literature 5
Italian Language and Literature 3
Linguistics 7
Russian Language and Literature 2
Spanish Language and Literature 23 6
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 398 425 181
Athletic Training/trainer 27
Audiology/audiologist 13
Audiology/audiologist and Speech-language Pathology/pathologist 86 72 1
Bioethics/medical Ethics 9
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist 9
Health/health Care Administration/management 5 15
Medicine 116
Nursing Science 4
Physical Therapy/therapist 30
Public Health 139 7
Public Health, Other 9
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 271 152 10
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/counselor 29
History 139 18
History 139 18
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 27
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration 27
Human Services 123 141 1
Public Administration 22
Social Work 123 119 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 64 5 157
General Studies 44
Humanities/humanistic Studies 19
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 1 5 157
Library Science 162
Library and Information Science 162
Mathematics and Statistics 40 17 6
Mathematics 31 13 6
Statistics 9 4
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 65 6 3
Biological and Physical Sciences 21
Gerontology 41 6 3
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 3
Natural Resources and Conservation 70 11
Environmental Science 70 11
Physical Sciences 72 29 30
Chemistry 45 4 14
Geology and Earth Science 13 12
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical 7 7
Physics 14 6 9
Psychology 542 40 17
Psychology 542 16 11
Psychology, Other 17
School Psychology 7 6
Social Sciences 1108 35 12
Anthropology 84 11 8
Criminology 356 6 3
Economics 112
Geography 33 6
Geography, Other 1
International Relations and Affairs 139
Political Science and Government 141 8
Social Sciences 115
Sociology 128 4
Visual and Performing Arts 170 41 3
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 17 5
Art/art Studies 40
Dance 9
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts 46
Fine/studio Arts 24 7
Music Performance 19 29
Music 3
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 15
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B
American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Bacteriology B
Biology B
Biomedical Sciences B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Hospitality Administration/Management B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B
Information Technology B

Education

Art Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Drama/Dance Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
Education of Emotionally Handicapped B
Education of Learning Disabled B
Education of Mentally Handicapped B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Special Education B
Trade/Industrial Education B

Engineering

Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Manufacturing Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
French B
German B
Italian B
Russian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Nursing (RN) B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B
Humanities B
Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B
Gerontology B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Criminology B
Economics B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of South Florida-Main Campus Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(813) 974-2011
Website:www.usf.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:https://secure.vzcollegeapp.com/usf/
Address:4202 East Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33620-9951
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:42,861
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):63%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:22 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:21,200 (49% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$6,410
Out-of-state Tuition:$17,324
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:89%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$8,008

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of South Florida-Main Campus Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of South Florida-Main Campus.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Architecture and Related Services3
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies33
Biological and Biomedical Sciences355
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services971
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs221
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services34
Education110213
Engineering6109
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1
English Language and Literature/Letters232
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics63
Health Professions and Related Programs784
History111
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service2
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities121
Library Science1
Mathematics and Statistics221
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies221
Natural Resources and Conservation11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies2
Philosophy and Religious Studies221
Physical Sciences344
Psychology132
Public Administration and Social Service Professions221
Social Sciences866
Visual and Performing Arts731
Grand total118210243

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at University of South Florida-Main Campus.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services13
Education19
Engineering1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1
Health Professions and Related Programs2
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Library Science1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Grand total1221

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of South Florida-Main Campus and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$6,410
Out-of-state$17,324
Books and supplies$1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$10,428
Out-of-state$21,126

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid3,68889%
Grant or scholarship aid3,34881%$8,008
Student loan aid1,66140%$8,491

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid20,71169%$6,426
Federal student loans13,55145%$8,017

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of South Florida-Main Campus. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of South Florida-Main Campus students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants28,62811,77016,858
Percent admitted100%46%47%
Percent admitted who enrolled14%15%14%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of South Florida-Main Campus Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment42,861
Undergraduate enrollment31,461
Graduate enrollment11,400

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of South Florida-Main Campus Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs
    • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health (PHB) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level school of public health
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education
    • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
    • Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
    • Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels

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