University of South Florida


University of South Florida

It’s time for your next big chapter. Where will it begin? Take charge of your success story at the University of South Florida. We’re a dynamic university re-writing the rules of what’s possible every single day – and you can, too. Whether you’re drawn by our exceptional academics, diverse learning environment, affordable costs or unparalleled location on the Gulf Coast of Florida, USF is an ideal launching pad for what comes next.  

With more than 200 undergraduate majors and concentrations, USF is the perfect university to discover your passions, develop your talents and realize your potential. High-achieving students benefit from numerous program options, including the Judy Genshaft Honors College, which offers small, discussion-based courses, accelerated degree programs, special housing options, career development, leadership activities and more.

USF is proud to offer one of the lowest tuition rates in the country, supported by an array of grants, scholarships, loans and work-study opportunities. Even if you live out of state, our costs are often competitive with the in-state rates at your local university.

Academic Programs

  • ASL Interpreting and Deaf Studies
  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Africana Studies
  • Aging Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art & Design
  • Art History
  • Behavioral Healthcare, Biology, Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • Business Analytics and Information Systems,
  • Communication
  • Design
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Performing Arts
  • Research
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Distance/online learning
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • Night Class Offerings
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Religious Affiliation
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


You may apply to USF as early as July of your senior year in high school. Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis beginning mid-November. Applications are considered for the spring, summer and fall semesters.

First-year students who submit a complete application and all required application materials by Dec. 1 will have the best chance of admission. Applying after Dec. 1 may limit your choice of campus or semester start date.

Students have different dates and deadlines to track based on their applicant type. Review our admission requirements and deadlines for domestic first-year students or international first-year students to help you submit your application.

Domestic first-year students

International first-year students

Required Application Materials
  • A nonrefundable $30 application fee or fee waiver
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official SAT or ACT test scores
  • Certified English translations of high school transcripts (international students only)

Additional Information

We encourage you to visit our website for scholarship information. 

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School location

4202 E. Fowler Avenue, SVC1036
Tampa, FL 33620, United States of America

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