The USF School of Music in the College of The Arts is now home to a rare 1861 Steinway piano. It was donated by Raxit Shah, founder of the Liberty Group, which specializes in commercial real estate investment.
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Preeminence is the highest designation that a research university can earn from the State of Florida. Since the program became Florida Law in 2013, USF has had its sights firmly set on achieving Preeminence. While our journey to reach national excellence started long before then – and by no means will stop now – USF has finally reached all the thresholds necessary to achieve the designation.