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Study at University of South Florida

The University of South Florida, or USF, is a public research university system located in Tampa, Florida, United States. It was founded in 1956. The university offers various degrees and programs. It is organized into the following schools and colleges.

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Marine Science
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Public Health
  • College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Honors College
  • School of Accountancy
  • School of Architecture and Community Design
  • School of Art and Art History
  • School of Library and Information Science
  • School of Music
  • School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences
  • School of Theatre and Dance Arts
USD's sports teams are nicknamed the Bulls and their official mascot is the Rocky D. Bull.

Profile of University of South Florida

Tampa, FL is home to University of South Florida. Tampa is a large city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at University of South Florida go up to the Doctoral degree.

University of South Florida Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. University of South Florida attracts a lot of applicants every year, and can only accept about 50% of them . Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 510. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 520 and 620.


University of South Florida has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

University of South Florida has 44, 870 enrolled students .

Student Life

The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Big East Conference.

University of South Florida Tuition and Affordability

University of South Florida is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

University of South Florida Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts2, 085liberal arts and sciences, speech and rhetoric, English, political science, library science, social services, history, sociology, . . .
Business and Management1, 777finance, business management, accounting, business, marketing, MIS, managerial economics, international business, . . .
Education and Teaching1, 386elementary school teaching, educational administration, social science teaching, curriculum and instruction, reading teaching, special ed, physical education teaching, English teaching, . . .
Science705biomedical sciences, biology, chemistry, biological and biomedical sciences, bacteriology, oceanography, physics, geology, . . .
Therapy and Counselling651psychology, physical therapy, school psychology, medical ethids, psychology courses
Engineering568electrical engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, environmental engineering, engineering
Security and Law Enforcement366criminology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine343registered nursing, nursing science
Medicine305public health, medicine, gerontology, public health courses
Media275mass communication
Family and Social Work221social work, public administration
Medical Support and Technology164audiology and speech pathology, audiology, clinical lab tech
Computer Science and Engineering124computer engineering, computer and info science, information technology, information science
Art Studies101art studies
Conservation and Resource Management68environmental studies
Drama and Performing Arts59drama, various performing arts, dance
Music58music performance, music
Religion and Philosophy55philosophy, religion
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy52vocational Counselling, athletic trainer
Mathematics48mathematics, statistics
Architecture and Planning44architecture
Fine Arts25fine arts, art history and criticism
Hospitality15hospitality management
Medical administration14health care administration

Contact: University of South Florida

University of South Florida

4202 East Fowler Ave

Tampa, FL 33620-9951

General Phone: (813) 974-2011


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