USF - University of South Florida Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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University of South Florida Admissions Overview:

Those interested in USF will need to submit an application, high school transcripts, and SAT or ACT scores as part of the admissions process. The school has an acceptance rate of 45%, making it selective; over half of those who apply are not admitted each year. For more information about applying, or if you have any questions, feel free to contact the USF's admissions office.

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Admissions Data (2016):

USF Description:

USF, the University of South Florida, sits on Florida's Gulf Coast in North Tampa. USF has satellite campuses in St. Petersburg, Lakeland, and Sarasota. With around 45,000 students, USF is one of the largest universities in the U.S. The university was founded in 1956, and recently it has appeared in The Princeton Review's list of the 366 best colleges in the U.S. The USF Bulls compete in the Division I American Athletic Conference. Popular sports include football, soccer, basketball, track and field, baseball, and softball. Many athletic events, trade shows and concerts are held in the university's Sun Dome.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 42,861 (31,461 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 46% Male / 54% Female
  • 76% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,410 (in-state); $17,324 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200
  • Room and Board: $9,700
  • Other Expenses: $4,100
  • Total Cost: $21,410 (in-state); $32,324 (out-of-state)

USF Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 89%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 81%
    • Loans: 40%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,008
    • Loans: $8,491

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biomedical Science, Business, Criminology, Elementary Education, English, Finance, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology, Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 90%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 3%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 44%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 67%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field, Baseball, Basketball, Tennis, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Sailing, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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