University of South Florida


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Florida


The University of South Florida is one of the leading public research universities in Florida. USF has a variety of academic options available: 89 undergraduate majors, 91 master's degree programs and 39 doctoral programs, including doctor of medicine. With more than 350 student organizations, 24 fraternities and sororities, concerts, lectures and Big East Conference athletics, there is always something fun and exciting to do on campus. When not studying, you can soak up the sun at some of the nation's best beaches, take a thrilling roller coaster ride at Busch Gardens, hang out with friends at Ybor City or Channelside, or enjoy one of the three professional sports teams in Tampa Bay.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 46189
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Undergraduate Students: Not available
Faculty: 1582

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 29:1
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Contact Information

4202 East Fowler Ave
Tampa Florida 33620


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Main Phone: 813-974-2011

Additional Campuses:
USF St. Petersburg
140 Seventh Avenue South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

USF Sarasota-Manatee
8350 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, Florida 34243

USF Lakeland
3433 Winter Lake Road
Lakeland, Florida 33803

USF Downtown Center
1101 Channelside Drive - Suite 100
Tampa, Florida 33602

Admissions Contact:
Undergraduate Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:
Connie Churchill
Transfer Admission Counselor, Undergraduate Admissions

International Admissions Contact:
International Students

Athletics Contact:
Chris Freet
Assistant Athletic Director/Sports Information Director, Athletics Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Minimum GPA - 2.3. Some programs require a higher GPA.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
In general, credit may be granted for courses taken at regionally accredited institutions where a grade of at least a D has been earned.

Credits (Min/Max):
Minimum credits- 30 credits (lower-level transfer applicant), 60 credits (upper-level transfer applicant). No maximum number of credits.

Test Scores for Applying:
SAT/ACT scores are required if transferring with less than 60 credits.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Not required for admissions consideration.

Essay(s) required:
Not required for admissions consideration.

Application Fee:
Yes, $30 nonrefundable fee must be submitted with the application.

Other Requirements:
Students who earn an Associate in Arts degree from a Florida public community college receive priority consideration for admission to USF.

Fall Deadline:
July 1

Spring Deadline:
November 15

Summer Deadline:
April 1

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Standardized Testing

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 10096

Transfers Accepted: 7549

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 75%

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Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
USF offers a number of upper-level transfer student scholarships based on academic merit. Contact a scholarship coordinator at For Financial Aid complete FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1st.

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