University of South Florida: Your Future Starts Here


Find your future at the University of South Florida (USF).

USF recently ranked 7th on Sierra magazine’s list of “America’s Coolest Schools”, and U.S. News & World Report lists USF in the top 40 most diverse public universities in the U.S. At USF, nearly two in five freshmen represent populations historically underrepresented in higher education both in Florida and nationally. This creates a culturally diverse environment where students reap the intellectual and educational benefits of an inclusive campus community in one of the nation’s most desirable cities.

As one of the nation’s top public research universities, USF creates a dynamic learning environment where students work side-by-side with world-class scholars and researchers preparing students to address the real problems facing today’s world. A broad-based undergraduate liberal arts curriculum solidifies USF’s reputation for academic excellence. USF offers more than 228 degree programs, a strong Honors College, an extensive study-abroad and internship program and even Exploratory Programs for the 25 percent of freshmen who aren’t ready to select a major.

Honors College students also can choose from a variety of accelerated degree programs, including a seven-year medical program; five-year programs to complete a combined bachelor’s and master’s in engineering sciences or public health; and the Provost’s Scholars Program that allows students to complete a bachelor’s degree in just three years. USF’s graduate program in entrepreneurship, which is ranked 11th in the nation by The Princeton Review and Entre­preneur Magazine, is extending the curriculum to undergraduate business majors.

Student academic success is the primary focus at USF, which is reflected in everything from the classroom, to the student center, to the residence halls. The accessible residential campus provides a welcoming atmosphere for students from all over the world. That is why, in an effort to maintain student success at the University, freshmen admitted to USF are encouraged to live on campus. USF knows students who reside on campus tend to graduate on time, nationally earn higher grades and develop a greater sense of connection to the University.

Ensuring students’ academic success begins with the admission process. USF closely examines students’ grade trend throughout high school as well as the rigor of students’ high school curriculum, considering the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, AICE and Dual Enrollment courses. Grade trends and rigor of curriculum are considered alongside grade point average and SAT and ACT scores during the review process.

After Class

While the academic rigor of USF’s curriculum prepares students for a lifetime of success, it’s often the experiences outside the classroom that stay with students long after graduation. USF students live and learn in top-notch facilities, including new residence halls, a Greek Village for fraternities and sororities, state-of-the-art campus recreation and student centers, and new and renovated academic buildings and laboratories.

When they’re not participating in events on campus, USF students can take advantage of the museums, concerts, theatres and art galleries in Tampa, as well as their close proximity to Gulf Coast beaches, Busch Gardens and historic Ybor City.

USF’s residential campus boasts more than 600 student organizations and an American Athletic Conference affiliation, not to mention 25 fraternities and 23 sororities that provide ample opportunities for students to explore varied interests and get involved in a growing campus community.

Global perspectives, undergraduate research and academic and social variety are all at one of the nation’s top research universities in the heart of Tampa Bay, a vibrant Gulf Coast community boasting countless cultural opportunities, some of the top rated beaches in the nation and world-renowned theme parks. Your future truly does start at the University of South Florida!

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