|Quick Facts:||Address||4202 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33620
|Metropolitan Area||Tampa||Yearly Tuition In/Out-of-State||$6,410/$17,325||School Type||Public||Year Founded||1956||U.S. News Ranking||Best National Universities, #170||School Website||usf.edu|
Not at all in South Florida, the University of South Florida (USF) is so designated because at the time of its establishment it was the southernmost university in Florida. By enrollment it is one of the largest universities in the state and is one of the three top-tier Florida flagship universities for public research. The university takes pride in its excellent relationship with the local community.
2013 Admissions Data
|Fall Application Deadline||March 1|
|Acceptance Rate||43%||Average High School GPA||3.9||Average SAT Scores||Critical Reading: 530-630
|Average ACT Scores||23-28||Application Fee||$30||Financial Aid Deadline||Rolling Basis|
The acceptance rate at USF is middle to low among all the Florida public universities.
|Number of Majors Offered||89|
|Most Popular Majors||Business/Commerce
|Student to Faculty Ratio||24:1||Four Year Graduation Rate||29%|
Students at USF are generally pretty happy with their professors.
The academic reputation of USF has been increasing over the years. It is home to the very well-regarded Center for Urban Transportation Research.
The programs in criminology and public health have achieved high rankings on nationwide lists.
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|Undergraduates||36,358||Postgraduates||9,355||Male to Female Ratio||44:56||Percent Out-of-State||3%||Student Heritage|
Being a large university there are all kinds of students on campus and USF has been recognized as having a particularly diverse student body.
Located in Tampa, many kinds of activities are available to students very near campus. Much like downtown Orlando offers a thriving nightlife to UCF students, Ybor City provides the same in a historic setting in downtown Tampa.
Not far to the west are many excellent gulf beaches.
With some exceptions, freshman at USF are currently required to live on campus.
Athletic teams at USF compete in NCAA Division I, where the Bulls football team is competitive year after year..