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USF - University of South Florida - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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USF Description:

USF, the University of South Florida, sits on Florida's Gulf Coast in North Tampa. USF has satellite campuses in St. Petersburg, Lakeland, and Sarasota. With around 45,000 students, USF is one of the largest universities in the U.S. The university was founded in 1956, and recently it has appeared in The Princeton Review's list of the 366 best colleges in the U.S. The USF Bulls compete in the Division I American Athletic Conference. Many athletic events, trade shows and concerts are held in the university's Sun Dome.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 41,116 (31,125 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 76% Full-time

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,334 (in-state); $16,257 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,000
  • Room and Board: $8,960
  • Other Expenses: $4,100
  • Total Cost: $20,394 (in-state); $30,317 (out-of-state)

USF Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%
  • USF Scholarships (Cappex.com)
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 95%
    • Loans: 46%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,353
    • Loans: $7,484

Most Popular Majors:

Biomedical Science, Business, Criminology, Elementary Education, English, Finance, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology, Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 90%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 6%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 29%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 57%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Admissions Information for Other Florida Colleges and Universities:

USF Mission Statement:

USF mission statement from http://www.ods.usf.edu/Plans/Strategic/vision-mission.htm

"As Florida's leading metropolitan research university, USF is dedicated to excellence in:

  • Student access and success in an engaged, and interdisciplinary, learner-centered environment,
  • Research and scientific discovery, including the generation, dissemination, and translation of new knowledge across disciplines; to strengthen the economy; to promote civic culture and the arts; and to design and build sustainable, healthy communities, and
  • Embracing innovation, and supporting scholarly and artistic engagement to build a community of learners together with significant and sustainable university-community partnerships and collaborations."
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