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University of South Florida - Main Campus Overview

University of South Florida - Main Campus is a public institution situated in Tampa, Florida. Tampa is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is University of South Florida - Main Campus Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$26,026 Avg Cost After Aid
49% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at USF Tampa have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 1%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at USF Tampa.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 73% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from USF Tampa with a bachelor's degree make about $54,364 a year. That's 33% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • It takes the average USF Tampa student 4.3 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

Where Is University of South Florida - Main Campus?


Contact details for USF Tampa are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4202 East Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33620-9951
Phone: 813-974-2011

How Do I Get Into USF Tampa?

You can apply to USF Tampa online at:

Admission Requirements for USF Tampa

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Considered but not required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into USF Tampa?

49% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
70% Submit SAT Scores
You'll need to do what you can to make your application stand out if you plan to apply to USF Tampa. The school screens its applicants carefully and has a fairly low acceptance rate of 49%. So, don't just throw your admission packet together at the last minute!

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 50%, and the acceptance rate for women is 49%.

Average Test Scores

About 70% of students accepted to USF Tampa submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 660. Math scores were between 560 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of South Florida - Main Campus  ( 580 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for University of South Florida - Main Campus  ( 560 to 670 )
USF Tampa received ACT scores from 30% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 23 and 30. Math scores were between 22 and 27. Composite scores were between 24 and 29.

ACT English Scores for University of South Florida - Main Campus  ( 23 to 30 )
ACT Math Scores for University of South Florida - Main Campus  ( 22 to 27 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of South Florida - Main Campus  ( 24 to 29 )

Can I Afford University of South Florida - Main Campus?

$26,026 Net Price
20% Take Out Loans
1.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of USF Tampa is $26,026. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At USF Tampa, approximately 20% of students took out student loans averaging $7,432 a year. That adds up to $29,728 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at USF Tampa is 1.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of South Florida - Main Campus Undergraduate Student Diversity

29,197 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 38,011 undergraduate students at USF Tampa, with 29,197 being full-time and 8,814 being part-time.


There are also 11,697 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 29,197 full-time undergraduates at USF Tampa, 43% are male and 57% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of South Florida - Main Campus students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2,415
Black or African American 2,409
Hispanic or Latino 6,183
White 13,363
International Students 2,545
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,282

Geographic Diversity

Florida students aren't the only ones who study at University of South Florida - Main Campus. At this time, 39 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 148 countries are represented at USF Tampa. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at University of South Florida - Main Campus

9,813 Took All Classes Online
32,712 Took At Least One Class Online
82.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 21 bachelor’s degree and 81 master’s degree programs available online at USF Tampa. In 2020-2021, 32,712 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at USF Tampa has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 4th most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of USF Tampa

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of South Florida - Main Campus was 82.2%. This is the #476 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at USF Tampa regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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