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University of South Florida - Main Campus Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on University of South Florida - Main Campus? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors USF Tampa offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is University of South Florida - Main Campus Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of South Florida - Main Campus was awarded 289 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher education grade specific.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked USF Tampa as #218 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when USF Tampa held the #301 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 62 colleges in Florida, USF Tampa is ranked at #5.

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Is It Hard to Get Into USF Tampa?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of South Florida - Main Campus is a competitive 45%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 59% of students accepted to USF Tampa submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 650. Math scores were between 570 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of South Florida - Main Campus  ( 580 to 650 )
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SAT Math Scores for University of South Florida - Main Campus  ( 570 to 660 )
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USF Tampa received ACT scores from 41% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 24 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for University of South Florida - Main Campus  ( 24 to 29 )
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University of South Florida - Main Campus Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at University of South Florida - Main Campus is 22 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of South Florida - Main Campus is 77%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  77 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at University of South Florida - Main Campus

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of South Florida - Main Campus has a freshmen retention rate of 90%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  90 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at USF Tampa for first-time, full-time students is 43%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  43 out of 100
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Excellent Overall Diversity at USF Tampa

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 31,772 undergraduates at USF Tampa with 24,672 being full-time and 7,100 being part-time.

USF Tampa Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 93.08 out of 100, USF Tampa is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  93.08 out of 100
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How Much Does University of South Florida - Main Campus Cost?

The overall average net price of USF Tampa is $9,838. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for USF Tampa

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,061 $7,304 $10,587 $16,064 $16,364

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of USF Tampa, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At USF Tampa, approximately 36% of students took out student loans averaging $7,678 a year. That adds up to $30,712 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at USF Tampa is 1.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do USF Tampa Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from USF Tampa make around $43,500 per year during the early years of their employment. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.

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Location of University of South Florida - Main Campus

University of South Florida - Main Campus is a public institution located in Tampa, Florida. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Location of University of South Florida - Main Campus

Contact details for USF Tampa are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4202 East Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33620-9951
Phone: 813-974-2011
Website: www.usf.edu
Facebook: http://facebook.com/USouthFlorida
Twitter: http://twitter.com/USouthFlorida

University of South Florida - Main Campus Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 101 majors graduated from University of South Florida - Main Campus. Of these students, 9,046 received undergraduate degrees and 4,018 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Biology 941 $25,700
Health Sciences & Services 933 $29,000
Nursing 555 $60,300
General Psychology 540 $28,000
Communication & Media Studies 494 $31,300
Finance & Financial Management 352 $41,900
Marketing 328 $36,200
Computer Information Systems 316 $53,800
Criminology 289 $31,900
Public Health 260 $30,300

Learn more about the majors offered at University of South Florida - Main Campus along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at USF Tampa

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 23,785 students took at least one online class at University of South Florida - Main Campus. This is an increase from the 22,876 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 23,785 5,468
2016-2017 22,876 5,436
2015-2016 21,661 4,995
2014-2015 20,993 5,186
2013-2014 18,599 4,689

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