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 environments, affordable costs or unparalleled location on the Gulf Coast of Florida, USF is an ideal launching pad for what comes next.


With more than 180 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, such as the Judy Genshaft Honors College, which offers small, discussion-based courses, accelerated degree programs, special housing options, career development, leadership activities and more.

USF also offers undergraduate research opportunities. As early as freshman year, you can match your interests with a faculty mentor and participate in their ground-breaking projects.


At USF, you’ll fit right in! Our diverse learning community includes more than 4,700 students from more than 140 different countries . In addition, 42 percent of USF students are considered minority. This inclusive campus environment, where differences are respected and appreciated, prepares students to thrive in an increasingly diverse workforce and society.


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. Every student who submits a completed application for admission by Jan. 15 is automatically considered for generous admissions scholarships.


Florida’s Gulf Coast boasts metropolitan and historical communities where you can take advantage of countless attractions, beaches, museums, shopping, professional sports teams and outdoor events while you enjoy our gorgeous year-round weather. The Tampa Bay metro area also regularly ranks among the “Top 100 best places to live” lists, making it the perfect spot for both college and your post-graduation career.


USF offers you the educational experience that fits your learning style and personality. Whether you crave the excitement of a large university, a waterfront campus in a culturally rich Florida city or a tight-knit community where professors know you by name, USF has the learning environment for you.

USF Tampa

Home to more than 44,200 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students, USF Tampa offers the opportunities of a global research university in one of the country’s most desirable metropolitan communities. Discover your passion in USF’s extensive degree programs, from medicine and engineering to the arts and business.

USF St. Petersburg

 On USF St. Petersburg’s waterfront campus, you can pursue your degree in an atmosphere that inspires creativity. Nestled along Florida’s Gulf Coast in vibrant downtown St. Petersburg, you’ll enjoy the best of Florida living: unparalleled scenic beauty, an artistic, inclusive community, fantastic food and fun events.

USF Sarasota-Manatee
At just over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students, USF Sarasota-Manatee offers a close-knit community where you can make personal connections to world-class faculty. Our personalized approach allows you to engage in unique, hands-on learning experiences through internships, research and service.




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 in late fall. Applications are considered for the spring, summer and fall semesters.

First-year students who submit a complete application and all required application materials by Nov. 1 will have the best chance of admission. Applying after Nov. 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.

The Coalition application is only available to first-year students. Transfer students are encouraged to apply using the application on the USF admissions website.

Please note: USF does not participate in Early Decision or Early Action.

Required Application Materials
  • Coalition application
  • 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)
How Your Application is Evaluated

Applications are evaluated solely on academic merit. The three main criteria include: weighted GPA (a recalculated GPA), test scores (superscore of either the ACT or SAT) and academic rigor.


We look even better in person! Come experience USF for yourself by visiting any of our three campuses.


University of South Florida
Office of Admissions
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, SVC 1036 Tampa, FL 33620 

Phone: 813-974-3350
Email: admissions@usf.edu
Web: www.usf.edu/admissions
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