Outreach and Access

USF Admissions FAQs

Q: Is USF a diverse university?

A: Yes! Diversity is a big asset to life at USF. In fact, 42% of students are African American, American Indian, Asian, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, or multiracial.

  • African American: 9.6%
  • American Indian: 0.2%
  • Asian: 7.6%
  • Hispanic: 21.8%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Two or More Races: 4.0%
  • Race Not Reported: 4.2%

Q: Has USF been recognized for efforts to support a commitment to student diversity?

A: Yes, USF is regularly recognized for its ability to serve and support students from all backgrounds. Recently, USF was awarded the 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Q: What is the mission of Outreach and Access at USF?

A: The mission of the Office of Outreach and Access for the USF Office of Admissions is to provide college access by understanding diverse perspectives, cultivating awareness and preparing underrepresented student populations.

Q: Once students get to USF, are there resources and services available to help ensure their success?

A: Absolutely! One of the resources USF is most proud to feature is the Student Support Services (SSS) program. This federally funded retention program provides academic and personal support for a underrepresented student populations. The program is designed to significantly increase the retention and graduation rates of its participants.