USF AT A GLANCE
- Founded: 1956
- Undergraduates: 36,108
- Graduate Students: 9,889
- Total number of students who received financial aid in 2014-15: 25,531
- Average financial aid awarded: $10,134
- Accreditation: Regionally Accredited, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
- Student-faculty ratio: 24:1
- Average class size: 33 students
- Faculty & Staff: 17,766
- Diversity: 44% of students are African American, Black, Asian American, Hispanic, Native American or multiracial.
- Countries Represented: 138+ and 8% of the total student population
The University of South Florida is a large, public 4-year university offering undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral level degrees. The USF System is comprised of three schools: USF; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee. Serving more than 48,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.6 billion and is ranked 43rd 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 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 12 graduate and 24 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 Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Hospitality and Tourism leadership.