USF in Tampa is the main location of the University of South Florida and a member of the USF System, comprised of USF, USF St. Petersburg and USF Sarasota-Manatee. The three member institutions are separately accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and together have an annual budget of $1.6 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. The USF System is governed by the 13-member USF Board of Trustees. Dr. Judy Genshaft is Chief Executive Officer of the USF System and President of the University of South Florida.
At USF, over 30,300 undergraduates, more than 9,000 graduates, 700 Doctor of Medicine candidates and more than 1,700 non-degree-seeking students make up the total campus enrollment of over 43,000. The students are a diverse group, coming from every state, every U.S. territory and more than 150 countries around the world. International students make up 7 percent of the total student population.
Students at USF are high academic achievers. New freshmen for the Fall 2017 semester had an average high school GPA of 4.12, an average SAT score of 1280, and average ACT score of 28. Fifty percent of new freshmen graduated in the top 10 percent of their class, and 73 percent are Bright Futures Scholarship recipients. Fifteen students in the 2017 freshman class are National Merit Scholars and 18 are National Hispanic Scholars.
The university's faculty are world-class scholars. Instructional faculty at USF number more than 1,800. The university has over 45 endowed chairs and 28 endowed professorships.