The University of South Florida is a large, public 4-year university offering undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral level degrees. The USF System includes three, separately accredited institutions: USF; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee. Serving more than 50,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.7 billion and is ranked 45th in the nation for research expenditures among all universities, public or private.
USF is comprised of 14 colleges offering more than 180 undergraduate majors and concentrations—with some of the most populated colleges being USF Health, Arts & Sciences, Business, and Engineering. We also have numerous degree programs at the graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. USF prides itself on being a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success.
USF St. Petersburg offers an intimate, waterfront campus environment with smaller classes and an emphasis on community engagement. It offers more than 40 graduate and undergraduate programs in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business and Education.
USF Sarasota-Manatee similarly offers a smaller, personalized learning setting while its scenic campus is an important piece of Sarasota’s Cultural Corridor. It offers over 40 academic programs with four main dynamic colleges in Business, Hospitality & Tourism Leadership, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, and Science & Mathematics.
USF at a Glance
- Founded: 1956
- Undergraduates: 37,333
- Graduate Students: 10,677
- Total number of students who received financial aid in 2016-17: 38,638
- Average financial aid awarded: $10,774
- Accreditation: Regionally Accredited, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
- Student-faculty ratio: 21:1
- Average class size: 33 students
- Faculty & Staff: 16,028
- Diversity: 41% of students are African American, Black, Asian American, Hispanic, Native American or multiracial.
- Countries Represented: 128 and 10% of the total student population