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University of South Florida - Main Campus Overview

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

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

24,672 Full-Time Undergraduates
$9,838 Avg Cost After Aid
45% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at USF Tampa is 1%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The highest degree offered at USF Tampa is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 77% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from USF Tampa with a bachelor's degree make about $43,500 a year. That's 7% more than those who graduate from other schools.

University of South Florida - Main Campus Rankings

College Factual ranked USF Tampa as #218 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 62 colleges in Florida, it is ranked at #5.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that USF Tampa has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for USF Tampa

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Veterans 17
Best Colleges for the Money 27
Best Colleges for International Students 76
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 109
Best Colleges 218
Best Colleges for Diversity 244

Where Is University of South Florida - Main Campus?

Location of 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
Website: www.usf.edu
Facebook: http://facebook.com/USouthFlorida
Twitter: http://twitter.com/USouthFlorida

How Do I Get Into USF Tampa?

You can apply to USF Tampa online at: https://secure.vzcollegeapp.com/usf/

Admission Requirements for USF Tampa

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into USF Tampa?

45% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
59% 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 45%. 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 45%, and the acceptance rate for women is 46%.

Average Test Scores

About 59% 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 650. Math scores were between 570 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of South Florida - Main Campus  ( 580 to 650 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of South Florida - Main Campus  ( 570 to 660 )
200
800
USF Tampa received ACT scores from 41% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 23 and 30. Math scores were between 23 and 27. Composite scores were between 24 and 29.

ACT English Scores for University of South Florida - Main Campus  ( 23 to 30 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for University of South Florida - Main Campus  ( 23 to 27 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of South Florida - Main Campus  ( 24 to 29 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of South Florida - Main Campus?

$9,838 Net Price
36% Take Out Loans
1.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of USF Tampa is $9,838. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for USF Tampa

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,061 $7,304 $10,587 $16,064 $16,364

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

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At USF Tampa, approximately 36% of students took out student loans averaging $7,678 a year. That adds up to $30,712 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

24,672 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 31,772 undergraduate students at USF Tampa, with 24,672 being full-time and 7,100 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  USF Tampa

There are also 11,768 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 24,672 full-time undergraduates at USF Tampa, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  USF Tampa

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of USF Tampa Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,789
Black or African American 2,482
Hispanic or Latino 4,915
White 11,675
International Students 2,059
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,752

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

5,468 Took All Classes Online
23,785 Took At Least One Class Online
4.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 5 bachelor’s degree and 27 master’s degree programs available online at USF Tampa. In 2017-2018, 23,785 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.

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This school is the 15th most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

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 4.1%. This is the #1,733 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at USF Tampa regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of USF Tampa majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Allied Health Professions 66%
Business, Management & Marketing 1%
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 83%
Communication Sciences 16%
Computer & Information Sciences 14%
Computer Information Systems 12%
Health Professions 10%
Homeland Security 7%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 3%
Information Science 62%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 3%
Liberal Arts General Studies 3%
Library & Information Science 9%
Library Science 9%
Nursing 14%
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 5%
Psychology 12%
Public Administration & Social Service 7%
Social Sciences 2%
Social Work 18%
Sustainability Science 2%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at USF Tampa ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at USF Tampa.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Computer Systems Analysis #3
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) #4
Sustainability Science #11
Medical Illustration & Informatics #20
General Engineering #28
Library & Information Science #34
Engineering-Related Fields #39
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #40
Information Science #43
Library Science #46
Homeland Security #51
Public Administration #74
Public Health #79
Engineering #87
Curriculum & Instruction #108
Engineering Technologies #120
Computer Information Systems #133
Special Education #151
Teacher Education Subject Specific #152
Public Administration & Social Service #167
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #169
Teacher Education Grade Specific #212
Computer & Information Sciences #304
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #361
Liberal Arts General Studies #399
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #399
Education #499

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%.

University of South Florida - Main Campus Majors

In 2017-2018, University of South Florida - Main Campus awarded 18,092 undergraduate degrees and 8,036 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 196 50 0
Allied Health Professions 0 0 70 0
Anthropology 0 58 11 11
Area Studies 0 0 7 0
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 216 13
Biological & Physical Science 0 8 0 0
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 8 0
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 17 4
Biotechnology 0 0 4 0
Business Administration & Management 0 39 178 42
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 4
Chemical Engineering 0 132 7 2
Chemistry 0 80 7 9
Civil Engineering 0 92 60 11
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 82 19
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 7 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 494 15 5
Communication Sciences 0 142 75 18
Computer Engineering 0 66 7 11
Computer Information Systems 0 316 20 0
Computer Science 0 0 30 0
Computer Systems Analysis 0 0 189 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 16 0
Criminology 0 289 6 3
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 74 42
Dance 0 17 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 20 0 0
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 2
Economics 0 150 16 4
Educational Administration 0 0 21 8
Electrical Engineering 0 94 119 16
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 41 0
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 38 0
Environmental Design 0 0 5 0
Environmental Engineering 0 0 23 4
Ethnic Studies 0 23 4 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 352 72 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 92 13 0
General Architecture 0 0 38 0
General Biology 0 941 14 1
General Business/Commerce 0 230 20 0
General Engineering 0 0 3 0
General English Literature 0 170 6 6
General Psychology 0 540 9 17
General Social Sciences 0 95 0 0
Geography & Cartography 0 10 3 5
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 37 25 20
Gerontology 0 8 6 3
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 7 13 0
Health & Physical Education 0 0 48 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 933 0 0
History 0 92 13 5
Homeland Security 0 0 133 0
Human Services 0 77 18 0
Industrial Engineering 0 72 32 3
Information Science 0 0 34 0
International Business 0 65 0 0
International Relations & National Security 0 111 0 3
Liberal Arts General Studies 362 187 8 0
Library & Information Science 0 0 94 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 39 6 1
Management Information Systems 0 135 0 0
Marketing 0 328 35 0
Materials Engineering 0 0 12 0
Mathematics 0 48 9 11
Mechanical Engineering 0 197 83 11
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 65 0
Medicine 0 0 0 169
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 32 3 0
Music 0 9 27 2
Natural Resources Conservation 0 98 7 0
Nursing 0 555 282 81
Other Visual Art 0 15 0 0
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 11 91
Philosophy 0 23 2 10
Physics 0 27 7 6
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 0 8
Political Science & Government 0 152 11 0
Public Administration 0 0 21 0
Public Health 0 260 221 21
Public Relations & Advertising 0 13 0 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 45 44
Religious Studies 0 7 8 0
Romance Languages 0 8 10 0
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 5 0 0
Social Work 0 87 138 0
Sociology 0 68 6 3
Special Education 0 10 20 0
Statistics 0 30 5 0
Student Counseling 0 0 13 0
Sustainability Science 0 0 92 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 151 31 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 145 52 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 3
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 16 0
Writing Studies 0 0 10 0
Total 724 17,368 6,532 1,504

References

*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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