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University of South Florida-Main Campus Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 7,517 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 38 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

58% Women
42% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Big East Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $455,281)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $83,493)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 57 153 Yes -
Baseball 33 - - -
Basketball 14 14 - Yes
Football 112 - Yes -
Golf 8 11 - Yes
Sailing - 33 - -
Soccer 29 31 Yes Yes
Softball - 19 - Yes
Tennis 9 10 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 15 Yes Yes
Badminton - - Yes Yes
Bowling - - Yes Yes
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cricket - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - Yes -
Flag Football - - Yes Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Gymnastics - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Skating - - Yes -
Swimming and Diving - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes Yes
Water Polo - - Yes Yes
Water Sports - - Yes -
Wrestling - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6.4%
Black/non-Hispanic 11.9%
Hispanic 13.8%
Non-resident alien 3.4%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 1.9%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 62.1%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 7
Drug Law Violation 38
Liquor Law Violation 23
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 9
Property Crime 82

Notable Alumni

  • Drake Hogestyn, actor (John Black from "Days of Our Lives")
  • Eddie Carpenter, president of Disneyland International
  • Elayne Boosler, comedian
  • Kerry Sanders, NBC correspondent
  • Lauren Hutton, model, actress
  • Leo Gallagher, prop comic (known for smashing watermelons)
  • Mark Consuelos, actor ("All My Children")
  • Melissa Howard, reality TV personality from "The Real World: New Orleans"
  • Chucky Atkins, NBA player
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Chelsea from Barbados
  • 4
  • Other reviews were saying that the rooms at USF are like prison cells and you want to break out immediately and that may be true but I don't get that…

  • Apr-09-2012 Read More
  • Colton from Lutz, FL
  • 5
  • Dorm life is generally wonderful at USF. They have two new dorms at the university named Juniper and Poplar which are more like hotels than actual dorms complete with floor…

  • May-28-2012 Read More
  • Alana from Deltona, FL
  • 4
  • Every school has good and bad dorms. The newest is Juniper-Poplar and is suite style but is a little secluded but within walking distance. Even with the bad dorms they…

  • Jun-10-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Alexandra from Tampa, FL
  • Oct-21-2014 I am a current student here

    I personally really enjoy our dining halls; that being said I only eat at Juniper Dining and Champs. I've heard scary things about Fresh, (joking, mostly) but I've never eaten there since it's across campus from me.

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  • 4
  • Yasja from Orlando, FL
  • Oct-07-2014 I am a current student here

    With the dining halls, its a hit or miss. Some days the food is delicious and they have so many yummy options. Other days there is virtually no options and the food is gross. The vegan section is always good though! The food court in the MSC and the Starbucks are always on point.

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  • 5
  • Diavante from Melbourne, FL
  • Jun-23-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The food is great with several buffet style dinning halls and several restaurant vendors on campus.

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  • 4
  • Tarik from Florida
  • Jun-12-2014 I am a current student here

    If this was only the cafeteria, it's probably one of the weaker parts of the USF experience. The cafeteria food had two days great food, four days okay food. But they have a wide variety, so it's not like you were stuck with just one or two choices. Plus there is more then one cafeteria, and they all have diverse setups and choices. You can check online where is serving what, and decide for yourself what you want to eat. And if you want to eat out, there are plenty of places in and out of the university. Inside the university we have Moe's, Chick-fil-a, Papa johns, starbucks,(3 on campus), Einstein Bagels, Pollo Tropical, subway(3 on campus), Panda express, Beef O' Brady's, and Boars Head Deli, just off the top of my head. There are more! Outside of campus we have a mall with a variety, typical restaurants and joints like Chilis, Fridays, Chipotle and others. Plus USF has special nights they do in the cafeteria, events and everything. So that really makes up for what bothered me a bit at first.

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  • 4
  • Heidi from Clearwater, FL
  • Jun-11-2014 I am a current student here

    There is a wide variety of things to eat here. The food court in the Marshall Center has a lot of options. There are a couple Starbucks, including one in the main library which is a huge plus. COBA cafe is hidden in the business administration building but has great Boars Head subs!

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  • 4
  • Timothy from Pembroke Pines, FL
  • May-24-2014 I am a current student here

    The food in the dining halls will probably get repetitive after a while, but I never thought they were as bad as some people might say. The variety could be a little better (especially for healthy eaters, vegetarians, or vegans), but overall the food isn't that bad. The things you will probably always see are eggs, pizza, and fries. The whole freshman fifteen thing is easy to avoid as long as the pizza and fries aren't a part of your everyday diet. Might be a little more troublesome for people who eat frequently compared to people who eat a lot in one sitting, since you are charged for each time you swipe into the dining hall unless you have the unlimited meal plan. The on-campus restaurants are really good in my opinion.

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  • 4
  • Kyle from Weston, FL
  • May-13-2014 I am a current student here

    The cafeterias on campus offer a variety of choices, including many vegetarian and vegan options. The restaurants on campus, including chick-fli-a, Moe's, Beef-O-Brady's, and several others help to add variety to the diet of peanut butter and top ramen.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Briana from New Port Richey, FL
  • Jan-21-2014 I am a current student here

    I don't need to buy my friends, so I have no idea what any of this is other than everyone I've met in greek life seems to have a stick lodged up their butthole.

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  • 0
  • Tyra from Daytona Beach, FL
  • Jan-20-2014 I am a current student here

    Greeks life is very big at USF. There are a lot of fraternities and sororities that you can join. A lot of them have frat parties and activities that are always fun!

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  • 0
  • asldkfjoi
  • Jan-13-2014 I am a current student here

    i'm greek and a lot of people don't like us but that's because they came in with a prebias. don't be that person and actually give it a chance.

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  • 0
  • Alyssa from Lithia, FL
  • Jan-06-2014 I am a current student here

    This is the best decision I have made at the University. My life revolves around it and I couldn't ask for a better greek organization!

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  • 0
  • Anthony from Valrico, FL
  • Dec-28-2013 I am a current student here

    We have it. I was never really interested, so I don't have anything to really provide for this topic.

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  • 0
  • Christian from Tampa, FL
  • Dec-22-2013 I am a current student here

    It's not the best. They have houses on campus. However, the office of Fraternity and Sorority life are way too strict and make everything a joke. Fraternity's snitch on each other for no reason.

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  • 0
  • Karla from West Palm Beach, FL
  • Oct-24-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is a great way to get involved and really know about everything that is going on around campus as well as meet people that you will be able connect with on a plethora of different levels.

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