Big achievements.
Bold goals.
Boundless futures.

USF Campuses

Three Campuses — One USF

Each USF campus offers a one-of-a-kind college experience – all under the umbrella of a single Preeminent Research University.

Map of USF campuses in Florida

Learn more about each campus below

The Tampa Region Isn’t A Location. It’s A Destination.

Not all USF Highlights Happen at USF

You won’t spend your entire college career in the classroom, so choose a college that offers an exciting surrounding community with stunning year-round weather. From world-class beaches and nature to exceptional arts, cuisine, shopping and sports, USF's incredible Gulf Coast location does not disappoint.

Gulf Coast Visitor Guide
Downtown Tampa shops during the day. Three USF students exploring tampa gulf coast attractions. Sunset at the beach on the gulf coast near Tampa. USF students walking together exploring tampa activities by the water.

Student Life

USF Bulls do more than just earn a college degree.
They make incredible memories along the way.

Why USF

Discover Why Students Choose USF

From our stunning campus locations and amenities to our diverse culture and exceptional resources, discover the numerous reasons students love calling USF home. With the academic and support opportunities available, your students benefit today when they start their degrees and tomorrow when they step into their careers.





Pursue Your Passion Outside the Classroom

Your students can easily connect with others who share their interests, culture or beliefs. USF features more than 700 clubs and organizations across our three campuses. Whether your students want to support a cause, continue engaging in a beloved activity or explore something new, USF's student-run clubs and organizations are a great way to make friends, expand horizons and get involved on campus.





Find Your Fit

At USF, we emphasize a balanced approach to education that doesn’t end with academics. Students stay physically active with award-winning recreation centers, swimming pools, fitness classes, watersports and more. We feature on-campus medical clinics and counseling services to keep students healthy inside and out. Plus, we feature numerous other services, such as career counseling, tutoring and financial education, to ensure our students finish their degrees ready to take the next big step.





Choose Excitement — Choose USF

An average day at USF is anything but average. Across our three locations, students enjoy 1,000+ on-campus events each year, from concerts and celebrity guest lectures to movies and art exhibits. This includes special cultural events where we come together to celebrate USF's global diversity and learn about our rich student body made up of students from across the world. All USF students also receive free admission to 17 men’s and women’s varsity sports.

See more student life highlights at each campus:

Research

Discoveries happen all the time at USF.
Your students could play a part.

RESEARCH AT USF

Where Passion Drives Discovery

For students who want to change the world, USF gives them the opportunity. Our Office of Undergraduate Research supports students across all majors by providing the chance to engage in life-changing research as early as freshman year.

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$525.4 million in research contracts and grants awarded in 2019

$525.4 million

in research contracts and grants awarded in 2019

#8 among American public research universities in generating new patents (2019)

#8

among American public research universities in generating new patents (2019)

117 new patents, 98 license/options and six new startup companies in fiscal year 2019

117

new patents, 98 license/options and six new startup companies in fiscal year 2019

Programs of Study

From medicine to music and engineering to the arts, USF offers more than 240 majors and concentrations across our three campus locations.

Explore Our Programs

Specialty Programs

Students choose the trajectory of their college career.

The traditional college education doesn’t have to be traditional. At USF, students can chart a course to graduation that meets their needs and goals.

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USF female student holding up the bulls sign on campus.
Next Steps for National Merit Semifinalists

Help students become National Merit Finalists with these steps.

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Group of USF students on a study abroad trip provided by their Honors course.
What Are the Benefits of Accelerated College Programs?

See all the pros and cons to choosing an accelerated college program.

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USF students part of the provost scholars program studying together.
Provost’s Scholars Program at USF

Hear firsthand from USF Provost’s Scholars Program students.

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Student Success

Student Success isn’t just a support unit at USF.
It’s a promise.

Student Services

Health Services

From administering influenza vaccinations to communicating about disease outbreaks and other potential health concerns, USF supports students with high-quality medical care.





Counseling Services

At USF, we believe in supporting students inside and out. Our Counseling Center offers a variety of free services for students, including individual, group and couples counseling.





Academic Support

Challenging courses and world-class faculty push students to reach their potential. Our many academic support services are designed to ensure success through tutoring, study skills training and more.





Career Services

You’re invested in your student’s future. So are we. From picking a major to securing an internship to landing a rewarding job, USF Career Services offers all the assistance students need to go from the classroom to the office. We also partner with families to guide students through the process of finding a meaningful career path.

See more student success highlights at each campus:

Counselor Support

Partners for Student Success

As students enter college during these challenging times, your role as a guide and mentor is more vital than ever. We’re here to support you as you help students through each step of the college journey, from staying on track academically to finding schools that fit their needs and dreams. Our comprehensive resources include a Counselor Newsletter and Toolkit with the latest resources for student success, as well as a College Counselors’ Corner of our admissions blog. We invite you to subscribe to our Newsletter and Toolkit and explore the featured blog articles below.

Subscribe To Our Counselor Newsletter And Toolkit
Get Seniors Ready for College: Must-Do Tips for Counselors

We’ll help you keep seniors on track for freshman year of college.

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How to Help Students Choose Their College Team

Assembling a support system is key.

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Finding Colleges That Fit Your Students: Tips for Counselors

It all starts with knowing your students’ skills, challenges, hopes and dreams.

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How to Help Families Research Colleges: Tips for Counselors

Our list of questions can guide students to the right school.

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Online Classes

Student Success in All Learning Environments

We are committed to delivering an exceptional college experience in all learning environments. USF offers a mix of fully face-to-face courses, fully online courses and some courses with a blended mode of instruction (partially in-person and partially online). Check out our featured articles below to learn more about how to thrive in all learning spaces.

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10 Tips to Help Students Succeed in Online Classes

Explore tips for success, from using support tools to staying connected.

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Female USF student taking notes on her online summer course.
Tips for Success in Online Courses This Summer

Students can apply these tips any time of the year, not just summer.

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Top 6 Myths About Online Learning

Online learning isn’t what it used to be. See how classes have evolved.

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5 Ways to Connect with Peers in an Online Class

Online learning isn’t what it used to be. See how classes have evolved.

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Safety

Your students are ready to explore a world of opportunity.
We’ll give them a secure place to start.

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Campus Safety

Student Safety Is Our Priority

USF is committed to maintaining a secure, friendly and welcoming campus community for all students. With our University Police Department, emergency Blue Light Phones around campus, text messaging notifications and other on-campus resources and organizations, your students can stay focused on their college experience, and you can have peace of mind knowing our sweeping safety measures are in place to keep them protected.

Female USF student discussing her health and safety with a USH health clinic doctor. USF students talking with a campus police officer about campus safety. Emergency station available at USF for campus safety.

Admission to USF

Admission to USF may be more competitive than ever, but the process of applying is easy.

Admission Requirements

We Want Your Student at USF

When students apply, we look at the whole picture: Their GPA, the courses they completed in high school, and their SAT or ACT scores. Students do not need to include a personal essay or a letter of recommendation, but these materials can help us understand an applicant’s personality and goals.

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Campus Selection

On the application, students can select Tampa, St. Petersburg or Sarasota-Manatee as their home campus to earn a degree from Florida’s only Preeminent State Research University located in a metropolitan area. Not sure which campus is the right fit? Our recruiters can help match each student to their ideal learning environment.

CONTACT RECRUITER

Admitted Student Profile

Fall 2021

GPA: 4.0-4.5
SAT: 1230-1370
ACT: 26-31

Summer 2021

GPA: 3.6-4.1
SAT: 1090-1160
ACT: 22-25

USF students sitting together outside on campus by the bull discussing admissions.

Title IX

USF Notice of Nondiscrimination

The University of South Florida encourages applications for admission from qualified students regardless of race, color, marital status, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other protected group status in compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws on nondiscrimination and equal opportunity.

Learn more about our campus diversity

You Can Apply to USF in Four Easy Steps

STEP 1

Complete and submit the online application at admissions.usf.edu/application.

STEP 2

Pay the nonrefundable $30 application fee or submit an application fee waiver.

STEP 3

Send your official high school transcript(s) to USF.

STEP 4

Send official SAT or ACT scores to USF. USF SAT code: 5828 | USF ACT Code: 0761

Statistics and Tuition

The numbers don’t lie. See how they add up to an incredible
education value for your students at USF.

Educational Value

A World-Class Education. An Affordable Cost.

We keep tuition low and value high. Even if your students pay out-of-state rates, our costs typically are competitive with those of your local university.

Best Value

Best Value

College in 2020
The Princeton Review, 2020

#3 among the 50 Most Affordable In-State Public Universities

#3

among the 50 Most Affordable In-State Public Universities
AffordableColleges.com, 2020

Top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges

Top 100

Best Values in Public Colleges
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, 2019

Cost of Attendance

Estimated Cost of Attendance for 2021-22: Living on Campus

In-State

$24,178

Out-of-State

$35,092

Scholarships

Your students do not have to sacrifice education quality for cost. Although USF offers one of the lowest tuition rates in the country, we strive to reduce the cost of college even further with generous scholarship options.

USF Scholarship Options

Admissions Scholarships

When your students apply for admission and submit all supporting documents by Jan. 15, the Office of Admissions will AUTOMATICALLY consider them for merit-based admissions scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $20,000 for in-state students and $2,000 to $48,000 for out-of-state students. There’s nothing else your students need to do to qualify. If students receive a scholarship, they will be notified in the acceptance letter.





More Scholarship Details

Want to make sure your students don’t miss any other money-saving opportunities? Check out our frequently asked questions. Then, add the application deadline to your calendar so you and your students don’t miss out.

View Scholarship FAQ
SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY

Are Your Students Eligible?

Find out if your student’s GPA and SAT or ACT scores meet the criteria for an admission scholarship.

FLORIDA RESIDENT SCHOLARSHIPS   NON-FLORIDA RESIDENT SCHOLARSHIPS  

More Scholarship Support

USF Scholarships

Our support doesn’t end with admissions scholarships. USF offers hundreds of additional scholarships based on major, interests, identity, financial need and more. Best of all, your students do not need to search through them all. Incoming freshmen just fill out one form to get matched with scholarships they may qualify for and apply for the ones that interest them by Feb. 28!

Get Matched for Your Scholarships




Scholarship Resources

Don’t miss other ways for your students to cut their college costs. For advice on how to successfully find and earn lucrative awards that can make higher education more affordable, check out our scholarship articles on the Admit-A-Bull blog.

Blog: Financial Aid and Scholarship Central




Other Types of Aid

Scholarships aren’t the only types of aid we offer. Find out how we support students with valuable grants, loans and work study opportunities. At USF, we don’t believe finances should be a barrier to a better education.

See if you're eligible for more financial aid

Deadlines

Your students’ future at USF awaits. See the important dates and deadlines
for starting as an undergraduate student.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR STARTING AT USF

SUMMER/FALL SEMESTER START

JULY 1

Summer/Fall application opens

DECEMBER 1

Priority application completion deadline. Submit your application and all supporting materials by this date for your best chance of acceptance.

JANUARY 1

Priority deadline for financial aid consideration. Submit your application by this date to be considered for the most types of aid possible.

JANUARY 15

Application completion deadline for admissions scholarships. Submit your application and all supporting documents by this date to be automatically considered for valuable admissions scholarships.

APRIL 1

Final application deadline. Submit your application by this date to be considered for summer or fall admission.

MAY 1

Admissions deposit deadline. Submit your $200 admission deposit by this date to reserve your space in the Summer or Fall semester.

SPRING SEMESTER START

FEBRUARY 1

Spring application opens

NOVEMBER 1

Preferred admissions deadline. Submit your application by this date for your best chance of acceptance.

NOVEMBER 15

Application completion deadline. Submit your application and all supporting materials by this date to be considered for the Spring semester.

DECEMBER 1

Admissions deposit deadline. Submit your $200 admission deposit by this date to reserve your space in the Spring semester.

Tour USF — Online or On Campus

We could tell you all about life at USF, but we’d rather show you!
Discover all the places USF Bulls learn, eat, sleep, study and play with a virtual or on-campus tour.

Explore USF

Application Process

See the steps to complete the application process, including how to submit the application fee, official test scores and official transcripts.

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