University of South Florida


U.S. News and World Report ranks USF as America’s fastest-rising university, inside the top 50

Dear USF community,

This morning, U.S. News and World Report released its latest higher education rankings. I’m pleased to share that the University of South Florida continues to be America’s fastest-rising university, according to U.S. News. 

We should all be proud of this pride point, which is backed by data. Over the past 10 years, USF has risen 48 spots among public universities from No. 94 to No. 46 and 67 spots among all universities (public or private), from No. 170 to No. 103. No other university in the country has risen so far so quickly. This also marks the third year in a row that USF is ranked in the top 50 among public universities.

To maintain this positive momentum for USF – especially given the challenges of the past 18 months – is a great testament to your talent and hard work.

I look forward to working together to continue USF’s trajectory and advance toward our goal of reaching the top 25. Go Bulls!

President Rhea Law

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