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

Student Life

Don’t just earn a college degree.
Make incredible memories along the way.


Discover Why Students Choose USF

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

Pursue Your Passion Outside the Classroom

Connect with other students who share your interests, culture or beliefs. USF features more than 600 clubs and organizations across our three campuses. Whether you 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 for you to make friends, expand your education and get involved on campus.

Find Your Fit

At USF, we emphasize a balanced approach to your education that doesn’t end with academics. 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 you healthy inside and out. Plus, we feature numerous other services, such as career counseling, tutoring and financial education, to ensure you finish your degree ready to take the next big step.

Choose Excitement — Choose USF

Your average day at USF is anything but average. Across our three locations, you’ll 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 18 men’s and women’s varsity sports, including football.

See more student life highlights at each campus:


Discoveries happen all the time at USF.
Will you be a part?


Where Passion Drives Discovery

You want to change the world. USF gives you the opportunity. Our Office of High Impact Practices and Undergraduate Research supports students across all majors by providing the chance to engage in life-changing research as early as freshman year.

Visit Office of HIPUR See More Points of Pride
$525.4 million in research contracts and grants awarded in 2019

$535.4 million

in research contracts and grants awarded in 2020

#16 among all universities worldwide in generating new patents


among all universities worldwide in generating new patents
Intellectual Property Owners Association/NAI, 2020

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


new patents, 98 license/options and 11 new startup companies in fiscal year 2021

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

Choose the trajectory of your college career at USF.

The traditional college education doesn’t have to be traditional. At USF, you can choose the course you take from the start of your college career to the moment you receive your diploma.

Evaluating College Admission Offers for Honors Programs

Discover how to choose the offer that's the best academic and financial fit.

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

See six steps for becoming a National Merit Finalist.

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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 you with the medical care you need.

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

You can expect challenging courses that push you to reach your potential. However, you can also expect many academic support services to ensure your success, including tutoring, study skills training and more.

Career Services

At USF, we’re invested in your future. From picking a major to securing an internship to landing a job in your field, USF Career Services offers all the assistance you need to go from the classroom to the office.

Plan for Tomorrow — Starting Today

See firsthand the value of your education at USF. Explore MyFloridaFuture, a free, online tool for academic and career planning. This new, interactive resource allows you to explore a wealth of data to make better-informed decisions about your educational and employment opportunities, including institution-specific information on tuition cost, salaries, graduate employment, student debt and much more.

Visit MyFloridaFuture

See more student success highlights at each campus:


Explore a world of opportunity.
We’ll give you a secure place to start.

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.

Campus Safety

Your 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, you can focus on your college experience, confident you’re protected by our sweeping safety measures.

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

Get ready to start your college adventure.

Admissions Requirements

We Want You at USF

When you apply, we look at the whole picture: your GPA, the courses you completed in high school, and your SAT or ACT scores. You don’t need to include a personal essay or a letter of recommendation, but these materials can help us understand your personality, goals and any life challenges you’ve overcome.


We’ve got your back.

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


Admitted Student Profile

Fall 2022

GPA: 4.00-4.50
SAT: 1240-1390
ACT: 27-31

Summer 2022

GPA: 3.62-4.12
SAT: 1100-1190
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

How to Apply to USF

You Can Apply to USF in Four Easy Steps


Complete and submit the online application at


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


Fill out the Submit your Student Self-Reported Academic Record found via your Thanks for Applying email. For more details on the SSAR, check out our website.


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

Stats and Tuition

The numbers don’t lie. See how it all adds up to incredible
educational value at USF.

Educational Value

A World-Class Education. An Affordable Cost.

We keep tuition low and value high. Even if you live out of state, our costs are often competitive with the rates at your local university.

Best Value

Best Value

College in 2021
The Princeton Review, 2020

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


among the 50 Most Affordable In-State Public Universities, 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: Living on Campus






Although USF offers one of the lowest tuition rates in the country, we strive to reduce the cost of college even further – so you can access an affordable education and graduate with minimal debt, no matter what your background.


Admissions Scholarships

When you apply for admission by the designated Scholarship Deadline, the Office of Admissions will AUTOMATICALLY consider you for merit-based admissions scholarships ranging from $8,000 - $16,000 for in-state students and $4,000 - $44,000 for out-of-state students. There's nothing else you need to do to qualify.

More Scholarship Details

Intrigued? Check out our frequently asked questions. Then add the application deadline to your calendar so you don’t miss out.

View Scholarship FAQ


Are You Eligible?

Find out if your GPA and SAT or ACT scores meet the criteria for an admissions scholarship.



USF Scholarships

Our support doesn’t end with admissions scholarships. USF offers hundreds of additional scholarships for specific majors, interests, identities and financial need. Best of all, there’s no need to comb through all of them. Fill out one form to get matched with scholarships you may qualify for and apply for the ones that interest you by Feb. 28!

Get Matched for Your Scholarships

Other Types of Aid

Scholarships aren’t the only types of aid we offer. Find out how we support you 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


Your future awaits. See the important dates for
starting your journey at USF.


Important Dates for Starting at USF



Summer/Fall application opens


Priority application deadline. Submit your application by this date for your best chance of acceptance and campus choice.


Application Completion Deadline for Scholarship and Admission Consideration. Submit your application and all supporting materials for your chance at admissions scholarships and admissions priority consideration.


Final deadline to apply to USF.



Spring application opens


Final deadline to apply or (prior on a space availability basis).


Application Completion Deadline for Admission Consideration (or prior on a space availability basis). Submit your application and all supporting materials for admissions consideration.

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

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Application Process

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