Type: Public, University
Total Students: 50000+
Int. Students: 5000+
The University of South Florida (USF) is a large, public 4-year university offering undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral level degrees. The University of South Florida System includes three, separately accredited institutions: USF; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee. Serving more than 50,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.7 billion and is ranked 45th in the nation for research expenditures among all universities, public or private.
Led by outstanding faculty and professional staff, the University of South Florida conducts innovative scholarship, creative activity and basic and translational research, and delivers a world-class educational experience promoting the success of our talented and diverse undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. As a public metropolitan research university, USF, in partnership with our communities, serves the people of Florida, the nation, and the world by fostering intellectual inquiry and outcomes that positively shape the future - regionally, nationally and globally.
USF is comprised of 14 colleges offering more than 180 undergraduate majors and concentrations - with some of the most populated colleges being USF Health, Arts & Sciences, Business and Engineering. USF prides itself on being a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success.
USF St. Petersburg offers an intimate, waterfront campus environment with smaller classes and an emphasis on community engagement. It offers more than 40 graduate and undergraduate programs in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business and Education.
USF Sarasota-Manatee similarly offers a smaller, personalized learning setting while its scenic campus is an important piece of Sarasota’s Cultural Corridor. It offers over 40 academic programs with four main dynamic colleges in Business, Hospitality & Tourism Leadership, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, and Science & Mathematics.
Note: This school offers both pathway and direct entry programs. Pathway programs are designed for students who meet the academic requirements for the program but do not meet the required English language proficiency scores. In this case, the student will study English in combination with their academic program. If the student meets both the program’s academic and English language proficiency requirements for direct admission, apply to the direct entry program.
Why the University of South Florida
- Campus: The university has a diverse student body - 42% are African American, American Indian, Asian, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, or multiracial. USF's international students come from over 145 countries and make up 10% of the total student population. There are over 600 student organizations that allow people with all kinds of interests to meet and grow.
- Facilities: With nine research centers on campus, state-of-the-art labs and equipment, and a Technology Incubator, USF offers plenty of space for students to explore their ideas and dreams. The school is also ranked top in the state for its sustainability and environmentally-friendly initiatives.
- Location: Tampa has an average temperature of 23 degrees, numerous world-class cultural amenities and gorgeous beaches which makes it the perfect home away from home.
- Career Services: USF offers individualized career support that includes internship placements assistance, cooperative education (paid work experience), and career counselling. Over 800 employers visit USF each year during the school's career fairs.
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