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University of South Florida

4.4 out of 5 (17 ratings / 9 reviews) University, Florida, United States
The University of South Florida's mission is to deliver competitive undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, to generate knowledge, foster intellectual development, and ensure student success in a global environment.

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Natural Sciences & Mathematics (7)
Arts, Design & Architecture (4)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Journalism & Media (1)



Founded in 1956, the University of South Florida is a major metropolitan research university located in the heart of beautiful Tampa Bay. Read about the major milestones in this vibrant university's fascinating history.


Offering undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral level degrees.


Researchers at the university are advancing the frontiers of medicine, science, engineering and the arts. The university is a leader in the treatment of brain disease, veterans reintegration, sustainability, infectious disease and photovoltaic technologies – using cells to transfer energy from sunlight. The USF Pediatric Epidemiology Center, the data and technology coordinating hub for nearly every major Type 1 diabetes clinical trial worldwide, has become the epicenter for global juvenile diabetes research.


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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Housing services

There's no place like your USF home! Check out our traditional, suite and apartment-style options, as well as our Living Learning Communities where students with similar interests or majors live and learn together.

ICT services

USF's Open Use Computer Labs are available to all USF students, faculty and staff with a valid NetID account. Find a computer lab, get hours of operation and learn about hardware, software and available equipment.

Medical services

Student Health Services offers a variety of healthcare services, including general medical care, immunizations, nutrition counseling, smoking cessation, laboratory services, allergy shots, travel health and a full-service pharmacy.

Student Life

Campus life

Welcome to our “city within a city.” We say this because our campus functions a lot like a small town. We attend concerts and sporting events in our own stadium, dine and hang with friends at the student center and enjoy being part of a diverse population of more than 41,000 students from across the U.S. and around the globe.

Sports facilities

USF Intercollegiate Athletics is home to 17 men's and women's teams, including football, basketball, baseball, softball and soccer, competing at the NCAA level. Get the latest in sports, team schedules, stats and more.

Student clubs

With more than 600 student organizations, including Greek, academic, religious, service, special interest, recreation and multicultural organizations, there's something for everyone at USF! Get to know our student organizations.


The University of South Florida (USF) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, specialist and doctorate degrees.

Student Reviews

The life of an international student at the university of south Florida
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

When I arrived to the university of south to do my course it was difficult to adjust. Being in a new country, starting a fresh, not knowing many anybody, was a bit hard however this university made it easy for me to adjust as I was able to join many clubs/ organisations to get to know people. USF also were very helpful in terms of academic work with the use of the library,...

USF Pros and Cons but mostly Pros
Julia Glicksberg rated 4 out of 5 stars

I studied in the vocal department. The community there is really tight knit and you make some life long friends. There isn’t much competition in the vocal department but there is in the other instrumental departments. We have a lot of opportunities to perform but unfortunately we don’t put on fully staged operas at the university. The teachers are excellent and supportive....

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Itua Ukpetenan rated 4 out of 5 stars

It is a nice course and I do like the exposure, good teaching approach to students would be highly demanded.

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