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University of South Florida - Main Campus is a public institution situated in Tampa, Florida. Tampa is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

316 Undergraduate Degrees
273 Graduate Degrees
$26,009 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
45% Acceptance Rate

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University of South Florida - Main Campus Rankings

USF Tampa is ranked #46 out of 408 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 21 colleges in Florida, it is ranked at #1.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

USF Tampa has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#16 Best Computer Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Most Popular Online Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#45 Most Popular Computer Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#54 Most Popular Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at USF Tampa.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Computer Systems Analysis Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Computer Systems Analysis Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Computer Systems Analysis Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Value Computer Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Value Information Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Information Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Online Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Most Popular Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Computer Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Value Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards USF Tampa has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#6 Best Value Colleges for Computer Information Systems College Factual
#26 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual

Where Is University of South Florida - Main Campus?

Location of University of South Florida - Main Campus

Contact details for USF Tampa are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4202 East Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33620-9951
Phone: 813-974-2011
Website: www.usf.edu
Facebook: http://facebook.com/USouthFlorida
Twitter: http://twitter.com/USouthFlorida

How Do I Get Into USF Tampa?

You can apply to USF Tampa online at: https://secure.vzcollegeapp.com/usf/

Admission Requirements for USF Tampa

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into USF Tampa?

45% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
59% Submit SAT Scores
USF Tampa has a fairly low acceptance rate of 45%, which makes it more selective than most schools. Take time to make sure you submit all the requested materials and you prepare the application in full. You don't want to get denied right off the bat due to an incomplete application!

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 45%, and the acceptance rate for women is 46%.

Average Test Scores

About 59% of students accepted to USF Tampa submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 650. Math scores were between 570 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of South Florida - Main Campus  ( 580 to 650 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for University of South Florida - Main Campus  ( 570 to 660 )
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800
USF Tampa received ACT scores from 41% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 23 and 30. Math scores were between 23 and 27. Composite scores were between 24 and 29.

ACT English Scores for University of South Florida - Main Campus  ( 23 to 30 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of South Florida - Main Campus  ( 23 to 27 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for University of South Florida - Main Campus  ( 24 to 29 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of South Florida - Main Campus?

$26,009 Net Price
36% Take Out Loans
1.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of USF Tampa is $26,009. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At USF Tampa, approximately 36% of students took out student loans averaging $7,678 a year. That adds up to $30,712 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at USF Tampa is 1.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of South Florida - Main Campus Undergraduate Student Diversity

25,457 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 32,684 undergraduate students at USF Tampa, with 25,457 being full-time and 7,227 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  USF Tampa

There are also 11,562 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 25,457 full-time undergraduates at USF Tampa, 44% are male and 56% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  USF Tampa

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of South Florida - Main Campus students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of USF Tampa Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,932
Black or African American 2,384
Hispanic or Latino 5,242
White 11,685
International Students 2,165
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,049

Geographic Diversity

Florida students aren't the only ones who study at University of South Florida - Main Campus. At this time, 39 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 148 countries are represented at USF Tampa. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at University of South Florida - Main Campus

5,468 Took All Classes Online
23,785 Took At Least One Class Online
4.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 5 bachelor’s degree and 27 master’s degree programs available online at USF Tampa. In 2017-2018, 23,785 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at USF Tampa has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 5th most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of USF Tampa

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of South Florida - Main Campus was 4.1%. This is the #1,298 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at USF Tampa regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of USF Tampa majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer Information Systems 12%
General Information Science 62%
Information Science 62%
Information Technology 17%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at USF Tampa ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at USF Tampa.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Computer Systems Analysis #3
Information Systems #3
Information Science #43
General Information Science #43
Information Technology #59
Computer Information Systems #133

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of South Florida - Main Campus Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Information Technology 176 20 196
Information Systems 0 189 189
General Computer & Information Sciences 140 0 140
General Information Science 0 34 34
Computer Science 0 30 30
TOTAL 316 273 589

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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