About USF

The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success serving more than 47,000 students. USF ranks 50th in the nation for federal expenditures in research and total expenditures in research among all U.S. university, public or private, according to the National Science Foundation.

Located in sunny central Florida, the USF and Tampa Bay area is alive with the arts, sports, history, and find dining. Located on the vibrant west coast of Florida, Tampa Bay offers a unique blend of urban excitement in a waterfront setting. Enjoy several theme parks including Tampa's Busch Gardens, located around the corner from USF, or drive less than an hour to Disneyworld, Universal Studios Florida, or Sea World Orlando.

The world's best entertainers also appear at the Straz Center for Performing Arts, located in downtown Tampa, or visit one of America's 21 Wonders, Tampa Theatre, and enjoy grand movie palace architecture. For sports Tampa Bay is home to nearly every professional sports including the Lightning (hockey), Buccaneers (football), Rays (baseball), and Storm (arena football).

Visitors can also dine one of the top steakhouses in the country, known for their vast wine collection and perfectly aged steaks, Bern's Steakhouse in internationally known for their cuisine and atmosphere.