University of South Florida-St Petersburg

Saint Petersburg, FL, USA
3.72 Average Rating

With a campus along the coast of Tampa Bay on Bayboro Harbor, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg is a separately accredited member of the USF system in St. Petersberg. At the mid-size USF-St. Pete campus, students can choose from 27 bachelor’s degree programs in the arts and sciences, business, and education. USF St. Petersburg is working towards being a carbon-neutral campus, with students driving initiatives like a solar parking garage and water bottle refill stations. For recreation, students can take advantage of the school’s location to participate in sailing, kayaking, and other water-related activities. Outside of campus, the “Sunshine City” offers art and nightlife to USF’s students. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
40%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision May 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision November 15, 2019
Other March 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
94%
Out-Of-State Students
4%
34%
Submitting ACT
66%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 25
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1165
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
4,895
Total Number of Undergrads
4,251
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
31%
20-39 Students
49%
40-99 Students
19%
0
100
23%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
38%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
19:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$12,070
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$5,821
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$16,736
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,610
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

0
100
62%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
40%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,521
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
40%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,865
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,833

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
48%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$9,045
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$15,865
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$199
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
37%
63%
Student Organizations
100
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Bulls
School Colors
Green/Gold
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Tampa
Saint Petersburg
Sarasota
Orlando
Miami
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$48,500
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What Students Are Saying

3.72 Average Rating
attending usfsp has been quite an experience. my teachers and peers are so wonderful and are more beneficial than i thought they would be. i just love it here!
Elna from Valrico, FL
this school is quiet, small, productive and overall a great place to study and receive an education at.
Bridgit from Coral Springs, FL
The University of South Florida St Petersburg is a small, but growing and thriving university located in the heart of Downtown St Petersburg. The campus is know for its sustainability movements, incredible professors, and world-renowned business and entrepreneurship programs. At USFSP, students are not just another number; they are treated as equal members of a very close, professional environment.
Rachel from Celebration, FL
Small campus is great for one on one with teachers. Beautiful campus on the waterfront with tons of activities. Also great quality professors and students.
Estefania from Saint Petersburg, FL
It's a beautiful campus. The administrators really seem like they want to help and are really involved. Campus safety is definitely not an issue with all the emergency poles located around campus.
Melanie from Fort Myers, FL
This is my absolute dream school. Small class sizes, a hospital close by for health science majors. 75% of the students that walk across the stage at graduation have already found a job in their career choice.
Mary from Astatula, FL
The University of South Florida St. Petersburg provides students with a big campus feel, while still remaining small. The classes are set up to provide students with one-on-one time with their teachers, which allows for better learning. Along with the amazing learning setup the beautiful campus is located in downtown St. Petersburg, and right on the water.
USF St.Pete is fantastic for students who want a small school- everything is within walking distance, and I already personally know both the student body president and vice president. Having small classes makes it easy for the teachers to know your name and be able to help you as an individual. The school is also very good at putting together fun events for everyone, even people who don't generally like events.
Taylor from Saint Cloud, FL
The University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, is a luscious learning environment with beautiful waterfront surroundings. Smaller sized classes provide for a helpful learning environment and provoke more student interaction. The ongoing campus activities help stimulate students to get involved and check out what the campus has to offer.
Shelby from St. Petersburg, FL