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University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee Overview

Located in Sarasota, Florida, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee is a public institution. Sarasota is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

What Is University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee Known For?

548 Undergraduate Awards
39% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at USF Sarasota-Manatee 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 post-master's certificate is the highest award offered at USF Sarasota-Manatee.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 61% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from USF Sarasota-Manatee with a bachelor's degree make about $43,500 a year. That's 7% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee Rankings

USF Sarasota-Manatee holds the #13 spot on the Best Colleges in Florida ranking.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at USF Sarasota-Manatee.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#5 Best Value Writing Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Value Communication Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Communication Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Value English Language & Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Value History Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#52 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#71 Best Value Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards USF Sarasota-Manatee has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#36 Best Colleges for Liberal Arts General Studies College Factual
#36 Highest Paid Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Graduates College Factual
#36 Highest Paid Liberal Arts General Studies Graduates College Factual
#42 Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities College Factual
#55 Highest Paid Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduates College Factual
#61 Highest Paid Education Graduates College Factual

Where Is University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee?

Location of University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee

Contact details for USF Sarasota-Manatee are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 8350 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243-2049
Phone: 941-359-4200
Website: usfsm.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/USFSM
Twitter: https://twitter.com/USFSM

How Do I Get Into USF Sarasota-Manatee?

You can apply to USF Sarasota-Manatee online at: https://secure.vzcollegeapp.com/usf/default.aspx?cid=88&cl=1&ltid=1

Admission Requirements for USF Sarasota-Manatee

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor 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 Sarasota-Manatee?

39% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
51% Submit SAT Scores
USF Sarasota-Manatee has a fairly low acceptance rate of 39%, which makes it more selective than most schools. Take time to make sure you submit all the requested materials and you prepare the application in full. You don't want to get denied right off the bat due to an incomplete application!

Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 38%, and the acceptance rate for women is 40%.

Average Test Scores

About 51% of students accepted to USF Sarasota-Manatee submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 620. Math scores were between 540 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee  ( 540 to 620 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee  ( 540 to 610 )
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800
USF Sarasota-Manatee received ACT scores from 49% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 27. Math scores were between 21 and 25. Composite scores were between 22 and 27.

ACT English Scores for University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee  ( 21 to 27 )
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ACT Math Scores for University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee  ( 21 to 25 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee  ( 22 to 27 )
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36

Can I Afford University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee?

15% Take Out Loans
1.2% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At USF Sarasota-Manatee, approximately 15% of students took out student loans averaging $4,763 a year. That adds up to $19,052 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at USF Sarasota-Manatee 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 Sarasota-Manatee Undergraduate Student Diversity

958 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,062 undergraduate students at USF Sarasota-Manatee, with 958 being full-time and 1,104 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  USF Sarasota-Manatee

There are also 145 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 958 full-time undergraduates at USF Sarasota-Manatee, 41% are male and 59% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  USF Sarasota-Manatee

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of USF Sarasota-Manatee Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 40
Black or African American 48
Hispanic or Latino 170
White 604
International Students 30
Other Races/Ethnicities 66

Geographic Diversity

Florida students aren't the only ones who study at University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. At this time, 3 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Online Learning at University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee

651 Took All Classes Online
1,604 Took At Least One Class Online
12.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 3 master’s degree programs available online at USF Sarasota-Manatee. In 2017-2018, 1,604 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 66th 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 Sarasota-Manatee

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee was 12.0%. This is the #1,213 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at USF Sarasota-Manatee regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business, Management & Marketing 6%
Communication Sciences 21%
Computer & Information Sciences 9%
Computer Information Systems 9%
Health Professions 21%
Hospitality Management 10%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 7%
Liberal Arts General Studies 7%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at USF Sarasota-Manatee 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 Sarasota-Manatee.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Communication Sciences #7
General Education #64
Computer Information Systems #72
Computer & Information Sciences #163
Education #316
Health Professions #419

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 Sarasota-Manatee Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
General Psychology 0 56 0 56
Finance & Financial Management 0 55 0 55
Business Administration & Management 0 28 25 53
Hospitality Management 0 41 8 49
Communication Sciences 0 48 0 48
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 43 0 43
Accounting 0 42 0 42
General Biology 0 32 0 32
Computer Information Systems 0 32 0 32
Criminology 0 31 0 31
General Business/Commerce 0 28 0 28
Liberal Arts General Studies 10 18 0 28
General Social Sciences 0 22 0 22
Marketing 0 20 0 20
History 0 18 0 18
Writing Studies 0 15 0 15
General English Literature 0 9 0 9
General Education 0 0 5 5
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 4 4
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 2 2
Educational Administration 0 0 1 1
TOTAL 10 538 45 593

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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