University of South Florida

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world rank  74

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University Overview

Founded in 1956, University of South Florida is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the medium city of Tampa (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Florida. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Lakeland. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, University of South Florida (USF) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational US higher education institution. University of South Florida (USF) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 64 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. USF also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym USF
Founded 1956
Motto Truth and Wisdom
Colours Green and gold

University Location

Address 4202 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa
33620-9951 Florida
United States
Tel +1 (813) 974 2011
Fax +1 (813) 974 9689
Other locations St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Lakeland

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
International
students
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 40-50%
Admission Office 4202 East Fowler Avenue, SVC 1036
Tampa 33620-9951
(813) 974 3350
877 873 2855

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment over-45,000
Academic Staff 2,500-2,999
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, medium full-time , selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of South Florida's Library
University of South Florida-Main Campus's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 1,165,150 physical volumes, 995,663 physical media, 68,625 digital/electronic medium and 941 licensed digital/electronic databases. University of South Florida-Main Campus's library has 2 branches.
Housing Yes
University of South Florida provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 6,329 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Year of first Accreditation

1965


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • State University System of Florida (SUSF)
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Open Education Global

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