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University of South Florida

University of South Florida


    • Founded: 1956
    • Undergraduates: 36,948
    • Graduate Students: 9,546
    • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
    • Faculty & Staff: 14,980
    • Diversity: 45% of students are African American, American Indian, Asian, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, or multiracial.
    • New Student Countries Represented: 79
  • History

    Welcome to the University of South Florida. Though a relatively young university, founded in 1956, we have rich traditions – traditions of access and opportunity for students, of academic excellence, of groundbreaking research, of serving our communities.

    USF is situated in the vibrant and diverse Tampa Bay region, with campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee. Together, our campuses serve more than 50,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist and professional degrees. Across our 13 colleges, undergraduates choose from more than 200 majors, minors and concentrations, from business and engineering to the arts and USF Health.

    U.S. News & World Report has ranked USF as one of the nation’s top 50 public universities for five consecutive years, and in 2023 USF earned its highest ranking ever among all universities public or private.

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