University of South Florida: Tampa Campus
Tampa, FL, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
0
100
49%
Acceptance Rate
35,043
Students Applied
63%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
3289
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2020 May 1, 2021
Fall Regular Decision April 1, 2021 May 1, 2021
Spring Regular Decision November 15, 2020
Other
Regular Decision Priority Date
November 1, 2019
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$30
Fee waivers available
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
89%
Out-Of-State Students
11%
US States Represented
42
Countries Represented
145
31%
Submitting ACT
69%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 29
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1287
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
580
75th
670
Reading
25th
590
75th
660
3.80
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
71%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
4%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
34
Top 25%
68
Top 50%
92
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
701
$30k - $48k
460
$48k - $75k
351
$75k - $110k
262
$110k+
294

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 813-974-3350
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.88 Average Rating
Just make sure you keep things balanced. Try to go to your classes as much as possible, and make sure you make time to study. Also, get as much sleep as you can. If you don't want to gain that Freshmen Fifteen stay away from the Andros cafeteria late at night because they start serving breakfast again at 11pm. But otherwise, just have fun but don't go too crazy.
Miranda from Fruitland Park, FL
Time management is KEY. It is so easy get distracted with the new friends that you make and the organizations that you joined to put homework and studying aside. Being able to wake up early for classes is often a challenge, so I suggest spending a couple of hours before or after your classes, reading and studying so you are free in the evening to do whatever you want and enjoy your college experience to the maximum!
Adriana from Kissimmee, FL
Be on time for your first week of classes! If you do not show up they will mark you absent and that will kick you out of the course! If you do not understand homework in a certain subject GO TO THE TUTORING CENTER! This has helped me in Chemistry tremendously. Also the writing center in the library is great for checking your papers before they are due and its free! Be sure to sign up first in the library so that you can call in to make appointments the next time. It makes things may more efficient. Also do your readings and homework AS SOON AS THEY ARE ASSIGNED. This is such a big deal and will make a difference between an A and a B. Also take the stairs down if you live on any floor (but obviously the first) its an easy way to get exercise. Apply for on campus jobs! You always think Oh I'll never get the job you never know! Submit and application here or there, just because you apply and get the job does not mean you have to accept the offer. I applied for two different jobs within the first two weeks of being on campus and got one right away! Some jobs even offer tuition assistance! Also GET INVOLVED WITH CLUBS. It will be a great way to meet new people. One last thing, during week of welcome MAKE TIME TO TAKE THE GUIDED TOUR! It is so worth your time. They can show you where every class you have is located and also the most efficient way to get there. Also take classes that interest you! If you are in a major that has a bunch of classes which you hate, I would not suggest doing that. Major in something you will actually want to do. Granted, every major will have some classes you dislike, but I guarantee if you pick something you enjoy those classes will not ruin your whole semester.
Olivia from Bradenton, FL
Declare a major and talk to that counselor. They will let you know what you need to finish (graduate) on time. There are tons of scholarships, so look early to see what you need to do to qualify (if you're an incoming student. i.e. SAT scores).
Joana from Viera, FL
Get involved and do not worry about looking silly. College is much more fun if you have friends and know people. Participate in class discussion and activities, this will make things easier to understand and definitely ask questions if you have them...no one will think you aren't smart.
Courtney from Plant City, FL
Pay attention in all of your classes! One test can make or break you. It costs a lot of money to re-take classes so try to avoid doing so! Also, speak with your guidance counselor as much as possible! He or she will offer very valuable advice that will pay off in the end! Lastly, this school has a huge population; It can take a long time to get a hold of people and get things done. Always Remember: The early bird gets the worm!
Molly from Vero Beach, FL
Get involved, go to class, study, but most importantly HAVE FUN!!! College is what you want it to be!
Amanda from Orlando, FL
It's Florida so make sure you have an umbrella at all times, also keep in mind that it's hot. In terms of getting in just make sure that you have a good GPA and class standing, you should do fine.
Student, Tampa FL
Get involved ASAP. The sooner you get involved, the easier it is. Try new things and be open minded. Oh yea, study hard and make your classes top priority. Enjoy this time in your life. You get back as much as you put in.
Julie from Deland, FL
Prospective students should relax. College is different than high school so be prepared to follow a more independent study plan. Prioritizing and managing your time effectively are key. Also, don't be afraid to ask for help if you are struggling in a particular area, there are plenty of resources available to assist students and help make their college experience a memorable one.
Payal from Canton, MI