University Of South Florida

University Of South Florida

The University of South Florida, or USF, is a public research university system located in Tampa, Florida, United States. It was founded in 1956. The university offers various degrees and programs. It is organized into the following schools and colleges.

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Marine Science
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Public Health
  • College of Visual & Performing Arts
  • Honors College
  • School of Accountancy
  • School of Architecture & Community Design
  • School of Art and Art History
  • School of Library and Information Science
  • School of Music
  • School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences
  • School of Theatre and Dance Arts

USD's sports teams are nicknamed the Bulls and their official mascot is the Rocky D. Bull.

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University of South Florida
4202 East Fowler Ave
Tampa , FL 33620-9951
General Phone: (813) 974-2011

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University of South Florida Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts2,082American studies, Latin American studies, African-American studies, women's studies, linguistics, Russian language, German language, French language, Italian language, ...
Business and Management1,994business, business management, accounting, managerial economics, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, MIS, marketing ...
Education and Teaching1,372curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed, gifted and talended education, education of emotionally disturbed, mental retardation education, school counseling, adult education, elementary school teaching, ...
Science764biology, biomedical sciences, bacteriology, oncology, biological and biomedical sciences, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, geology, oceanography, ...
Therapy and Counseling682psychology, school psychology, psychology courses, physical therapy, medical ethids
Engineering584engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering
Security and Law Enforcement421criminal justice and administration, criminology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine353registered nursing, nursing science
Medicine326gerontology, medicine, public health, public health courses
Media303mass communication
Family and Social Work200public administration, social work
Computer Science and Engineering147computer and info science, information technology, information science, computer engineering
Medical Support and Technology131audiology, audiology and speech pathology, clinical lab tech
Conservation and Resource Management86environmental studies
Art Studies76art studies
Mathematics71mathematics, statistics
Religion and Philosophy70philosophy, religion
Drama and Performing Arts66dance, drama, various performing arts
Music51music, music performance
Fine Arts42fine arts, art history and criticism
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy41athletic trainer, vocational counseling
Architecture and Planning35architecture
Medical Administration14health care administration
Hospitality10hospitality management

Number of programs and degrees for University of South Florida in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree7,03179
Master's degree2,25282
Post-master's certificate132
Doctor's degree25633
Associate's degree2541
First-professional degree1151

University of South Florida Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of South Florida had a total enrollment of 44,870 students (39,153 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 44%
Women 56%
Full-Time 95%
Part-Time 5%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 76%
Graduate 23%
First Professional 1%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 66%
Black 12%
Hispanic 12%
Asian 6%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 16%
20-21 21%
22-24 25%
25-29 17%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 5%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)4%
New York1%
New Jersey1%

University of South Florida Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 81 %
Part-Time 82 %

University of South Florida Room and Board (2007)

University of South Florida offers campus housing for 4,323 of its 39,153 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Tampa, Florida for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Florida Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of South Florida Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal510610
SAT Math530630
ACT Composite2328

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT61%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT39%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of South Florida Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,917
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,634
Room and board $ 8,080
Room charge $ 4,060
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,020
Books and supplies $ 1,500
Other expenses $ 4,100

Financial Aid:
University of South Florida participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 153700)

University of South Florida Faculty

University of South Florida has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track190186
Non-tenured and not on tenure track226253

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year59$128,49624$114,857
Associate professorcalendar year26$94,76620$88,065
Assistant professorcalendar year21$77,68738$73,246
Instructorcalendar year23$57,89556$55,614
Lecturercalendar year2*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year131$100,179138$75,475

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year208$105,26155$89,253
Associate professoracademic year165$78,299116$67,435
Assistant professoracademic year159$64,352159$61,748
Instructoracademic year56$56,62162$51,788
Lectureracademic year4$67,9578$59,418
All faculty totalacademic year592$81,906400$65,589

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of South Florida Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Big East Conference
Basketball Big East Conference
Baseball Big East Conference
Track Big East Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports3770107

University of South Florida Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Education And Teaching
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
Geography, Other
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library Science/Librarianship
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Language and Literature
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Medicine (MD)
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
Public Health, Other

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing Science (MS, PhD)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Oncology and Cancer Biology
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Bioethics/Medical Ethics
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other
School Psychology

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