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College Profile: University of South Florida-Main Campus

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The University of South Florida (USF), known within its system as USF Tampa, is a public research university system located in Tampa, Florida, USA, with an autonomous campus in St. Petersburg, and branch centers in Sarasota and Lakeland. The main campus is located in North Tampa, near the City of Temple Terrace. The university is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a insitution with "Very High Research Activity." It is bordered on the south by Fowler Avenue and on the north by Fletcher Avenue with Bruce B. Downs Boulevard to the west and 50th Street on the east side. The university is in proximity to the Museum of Science and Industry as well as Busch Gardens and the University Mall shopping center. Founded in 1956, the university is the third largest in the state of Florida (after University of Florida and University of Central Florida), with a total enrollment of 45,244 as of the fall 2007 semester[update]. USF is currently ranked ninth in the country in terms of enrolled students. USF is the only Florida university to be classified by the Carnegie Foundation as being "Community Engaged." Furthermore, the university's proposal to create the Florida Center of Excellence for Biomolecular Identification and Target Therapeutics, an $8 million proposal, was ranked highest among all grant proposals considered by the Florida Technology, Research and Scholarship Board in 2006. The Princeton Review ranked the university among the "366 Best Colleges" in the United States. USF is also one of the nation's top centers for the advancement in research of treatments for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases. The university has five strategic priorities: student success, research and innovation, community engagement, global literacy and impact, and integrated, interdisciplinary inquiry. USF's mascot is the Bull (originally called the Brahman) and its colors are green and gold. The university's sports teams participate at the NCAA Division I-A level. In 2005, USF joined the Big East Conference. USF previously belonged to Conference USA, the Metro Conference, and the Sun Belt Conference.
4202 East Fowler Ave
Tampa, FL
813-974-2011 (general)
813-974-4700 (financial aid)
813-974-3350 (admissions)


General Information
Other Names USF Main Campus, USF Tampa Campus, USF Tampa, USF
Type Public, 4-year or above
Control Public
Size 20,000 and above
Campus Setting City: Large
Calendar System Semester
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

College Student Services Offered
Yes Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
Yes On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
Yes ROTCYes Distance learning opportunities
Yes ROTC: ArmyYes Study abroad
Yes ROTC: NavyYes Weekend/evening college
Yes ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

University of South Florida-Main Campus Website

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy No
Admission test scores Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Required

Applicants (most recent fall period)
Admissions (most recent fall period)
Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
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Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
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Student Body
52,934 Student Body SizeYes On-Campus Housing
28,547 Fall Applicants5,566 Total Dormitory Capacity
12,334 Fall Admissions

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College Levels Offered
No Less than one year certificateNo One but less than two years certificate
Yes Associate's degreeNo Two but less than 4 years certificate
Yes Bachelor's degreeNo Postbaccalaureate certificate
Yes Master's degreeYes Post-master's certificate
Yes Doctor's degreeYes First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

All Academic Programs
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