University of South Florida-Main Campus

Tampa, FL

University of South Florida-Main Campus

4202 East Fowler Ave
Tampa, FL 33620-9951
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University of South Florida-Main Campus Summary

What makes University of South Florida-Main Campus unique?

Located in Tampa, Florida the University of South Florida, or USF, is a public institution that was founded in 1956. The total undergraduate enrollment for the class of 2021 was just under 50,000, making it one of the largest schools in the state. USF is in an urban setting on a campus that takes up over 1,600 acres with over 200 academic buildings that host classes, labs, and administrative offices. Students at USF take classes on a semester-based academic calendar, and tuition for in-state students is roughly a third of the cost that out-of-state students pay, making it a very attractive option for Florida residents. USF offers large undergraduate classes and provides a range of benefits to student veterans, an important aspect of school for former military members that are interested in getting a degree. 

USF students enjoy an array of on-campus activities including outdoor pools, over 100 student clubs, and a tropical campus with palms, idyllic brick walkways, and hanging Spanish moss. The university operates on an annual budget of over $2 billion and an endowment of approximately $690 million, making it one of the wealthiest schools in the state. USF honors its founding principles with the school crest, which symbolizes life, learning, broadened perspectives, and truth. 

Students at USF have a range of academic and career paths to explore, including over 80 bachelor’s and 100 master’s programs. Some top colleges within USF include the Morsani College of Medicine, the Muma College of Business, and the Patel College of Global Sustainability. Notable alumni include wrestler Hulk Hogan, baseball coach Tony La Russa, and news correspondent Kerry Sanders.

University of South Florida-Main Campus Review

A- Excellent
3.85715 Based on 14 Reviews
Career Preparation
B+
Students and Culture
A-
Facilities
A-
Activities and Groups
A-

Degree Overview

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at University of South Florida-Main Campus.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

4475 Healthcare Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Athletic Training/Trainer
 
0
40
 
 
Audiology/Audiologist
 
 
 
 
30
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
 
284
150
 
6
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
 
7
 
 
 
Gerontology
 
8
6
 
3
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
 
1866
 
 
 
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
 
7
13
 
 
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
 
 
25
 
 
Medical Informatics
 
 
130
 
 
Medicine
 
 
 
 
169
Nurse Anesthetist
 
 
92
 
 
Nursing Practice
 
 
 
 
75
Nursing Science
 
 
 
 
6
Pharmacy
 
 
 
 
91
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other
 
 
11
 
 
Physical Therapy/Therapist
 
 
 
 
88
Physician Assistant
 
 
30
 
 
Public Health, General
 
260
205
 
21
Public Health, Other
 
 
16
 
 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
 
555
236
 
 
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor
 
 
45
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

2426 Engineering Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Architecture
 
 
38
 
 
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
 
 
34
 
8
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
 
 
432
 
26
Biomedical Sciences, General
 
660
 
 
 
Biotechnology
 
 
4
 
 
Chemical Engineering
 
132
7
 
2
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
 
 
16
 
 
Civil Engineering, General
 
92
60
 
11
Computer Engineering, General
 
66
7
 
11
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 
94
119
 
16
Engineering, General
 
 
3
 
0
Engineering/Industrial Management
 
 
41
 
 
Environmental Design/Architecture
 
 
5
 
 
Environmental Science
 
98
7
 
 
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
 
 
23
 
4
Industrial Engineering
 
72
32
 
3
Materials Engineering
 
 
12
 
 
Mechanical Engineering
 
197
83
 
11

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1993 Human and Social Sciences Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African-American/Black Studies
 
5
 
 
 
American/United States Studies/Civilization
 
0
0
 
 
Anthropology
 
58
11
 
11
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
 
0
 
 
 
History, General
 
92
13
 
5
Human Services, General
 
77
18
 
 
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
 
18
 
 
 
International Relations and Affairs
 
222
 
 
6
Latin American Studies
 
 
7
 
 
Library and Information Science
 
 
94
 
 
Linguistics
 
 
6
 
1
Philosophy
 
23
2
 
10
Political Science and Government, General
 
152
11
 
 
Psychology, General
 
540
9
 
17
Psychology, Other
 
 
0
 
 
Public Administration
 
 
21
 
 
Religion/Religious Studies
 
14
16
 
 
School Psychology
 
 
12
 
11
Social Sciences, General
 
95
 
 
 
Social Work
 
87
138
 
0
Sociology
 
68
6
 
3
Sustainability Studies
 
 
92
 
 
Women's Studies
 
18
4
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1868 Education and Liberal Arts Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
 
 
15
 
 
Applied Behavior Analysis
 
 
70
 
8
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
 
14
2
 
 
Art/Art Studies, General
 
48
 
 
 
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
 
 
13
 
 
Creative Writing
 
 
20
 
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
 
74
12
42
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
 
31
0
 
 
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
 
 
7
 
 
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
 
 
4
 
 
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
21
3
8
Elementary Education and Teaching
 
120
16
 
 
English Language and Literature, General
 
170
6
 
6
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
 
76
18
 
 
Foreign Language Teacher Education
 
1
0
 
 
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
 
39
 
 
 
French Language and Literature
 
3
3
 
 
General Studies
 
168
 
 
 
German Language and Literature
 
0
 
 
 
Italian Language and Literature
 
0
 
 
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
362
1
8
 
 
Mathematics Teacher Education
 
20
5
 
 
Music Teacher Education
 
19
7
 
 
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
 
30
12
 
 
Reading Teacher Education
 
 
8
 
 
Russian Language and Literature
 
5
 
 
 
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
 
7
7
 
 
Social Science Teacher Education
 
30
2
 
 
Spanish Language and Literature
 
5
7
 
 
Special Education and Teaching, General
 
10
9
 
 
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
 
260
3
 
5
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
 
 
23
 
 
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/Esl Language Instructor
 
 
 
 
3
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
 
 
2
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1815 Business Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
 
196
50
 
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
39
178
 
42
Business/Commerce, General
 
230
20
 
 
Business/Managerial Economics
 
0
 
 
 
Economics, General
 
150
16
 
4
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
 
 
38
 
 
Finance, General
 
352
72
 
 
International Business/Trade/Commerce
 
65
 
 
 
Marketing, Other
 
15
 
 
 
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
 
313
35
 
 
Real Estate
 
 
0
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

990 Computer Technology Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences, General
 
140
 
 
 
Computer Science
 
 
30
 
 
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
 
 
189
 
 
Critical Infrastructure Protection
 
 
266
 
 
Information Science/Studies
 
0
34
 
 
Information Technology
 
176
20
 
 
Management Information Systems, General
 
135
 
 
 

933 Mathematics and Science Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Bioinformatics
 
 
8
 
 
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
 
 
216
 
13
Biological and Physical Sciences
 
8
 
 
 
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
 
281
14
 
1
Biotechnology
 
 
4
 
 
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
 
 
 
 
4
Chemistry, General
 
80
7
 
9
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other
 
 
 
 
2
Geography
 
10
3
 
 
Geography, Other
 
 
 
 
5
Geology/Earth Science, General
 
37
11
 
6
Mathematics, General
 
48
9
 
11
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
 
32
3
 
 
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
 
 
14
 
14
Oncology and Cancer Biology
 
 
 
 
8
Physics, General
 
27
7
 
6
Statistics, General
 
30
5
 
 

259 Communication and Media Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Mass Communication/Media Studies
 
234
12
 
 
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
 
13
 
 
 

131 Art and Design Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Dance, General
 
17
 
 
 
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
 
20
 
 
 
Fine/Studio Arts, General
 
30
11
 
 
Music Performance, General
 
9
27
 
 
Music, General
 
 
 
 
2
Visual and Performing Arts, Other
 
15
 
 
 

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Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at University of South Florida-Main Campus.

Program
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied Behavior Analysis
 
 
 
 
Athletic Training/Trainer
 
 
 
 
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
 
 
 
 
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
 
 
 
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
 
 
 
Criminology
 
 
 
Critical Infrastructure Protection
 
 
 
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
 
 
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
 
 
 
 
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
 
 
 
 
Engineering/Industrial Management
 
 
 
 
General Studies
 
 
 
 
Gerontology
 
 
 
 
Human Services, General
 
 
 
 
Information Science/Studies
 
 
 
 
Information Technology
 
 
 
Library and Information Science
 
 
 
 
Medical Informatics
 
 
 
 
Music Teacher Education
 
 
 
 
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other
 
 
 
 
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
 
 
 
 
Public Health, General
 
 
Reading Teacher Education
 
 
 
 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
 
 
 
Social Work
 
 
 
 
Special Education and Teaching, General
 
 
 
 
Sustainability Studies
 
 
 
 
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
 
 
 
 

Accreditation Information

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Specialized Institution Accreditations
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
  • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
  • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (University of South Florida Counseling Center)
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute)
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (USF Health Doctoral Internship in Professional Psychology)
  • School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
  • Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
  • English Language (English Language Program)
Council on Education for Public Health
  • Public Health (PHBG) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level school of public health
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
  • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

* Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

Alumni & Student Reviews

B+ Great
Career Preparation

What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?

3.6428571428571 Based on 14 Reviews
  • Alumni
    English Literature, Class of 1990

    typical college education- I wasnt offered any networking opportunities

    2 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Nursing, Class of 1976

    I don't know, I graduated 39 years ago.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Accounting, Class of 1988

    Don't know.....didn't have anything back then!

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    accounting, Class of 2013

    There is a career center that hosts job fairs. The accounting department has events for students to help them learn about careers in accounting and meet currently employed professionals.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Music, Class of 1988

    I no longer attend school, it was a very long time ago

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Architecture, Class of 2008

    Career center, internships and courses

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Religion, Class of 1997

    Job placement, quality classes, emphasis on student responsibility

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Electrical Engineering, Class of 2013

    Career fairs Company info sessions I don't really know other than that, since I never really needed to.

    4 Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture

What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?

4 Based on 14 Reviews
  • Alumni
    accounting, Class of 2013

    USF is mostly older, commuter students. It's not the place I'd want to go as an 18 y/o first time student.

    2 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Master of Arts, Global Sustainability, Class of 2011

    Very diverse population covering wide range of ethnicities, races, and age ranges.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Music, Class of 1988

    Don't know, I haven't been there in many, many years.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Architecture, Class of 2008

    International students, urban, out of state, transient.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Finance, Class of 2005

    commuters, off campus, different generations

    5 Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities

What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.

3.8571428571429 Based on 14 Reviews
  • Alumni
    accounting, Class of 2013

    A lot of the classroom buildings are old and need a lot of updating. Don't know about the dorms, computer labs, etc. The student union is very new and nice, though.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BS in Business Administration, accounting major, Class of 1977

    Full facilities for all disciplines

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Music, Class of 1988

    Don't know, haven't been there in a long time.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Biology, Class of 1997

    were outdated when I was there but they built new ones and updated the older ones

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BA ELEM. ED, Class of 1978

    I Haven't been there in over 35 years!

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Electrical Engineering, Class of 2013

    Eh, not bad, not great.

    3 Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups

What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?

3.9285714285714 Based on 14 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Nursing, Class of 1976

    At the time I was there, USF was one of the few nursing schools that had opportunities for older students

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Accounting, Class of 1988

    Student Union has live music @ night

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Master of Arts, Global Sustainability, Class of 2011

    Wide range of arts activities, proximity to Tampa.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Religion, Class of 1997

    Music groups, theater, social justice

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Electrical Engineering, Class of 2013

    Intramural sports, fraternity, clubs, etc.

    4 Rated January 2016
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Questions & Answers

Who are the notable alumni?
1 Answer
  • USF alumni have landed big gigs with top companies. President and CEO of SeaWorld Jim Atchison, President of Disneyland International Eddie Carpenter, and Vice President of MasterCard WorldWide Ed McCraw are just a few of the grads that worked their way to the top in business. Actress Kissy Simmons, a 1998 graduate, has serenaded audiences for years as the lioness Nala in the Broadway production of The Lion King. More recently, Actress Grace Gealey found her claim to fame as Anika on Fox’s Empire. Green Bay Packers Linebacker Sam Barrington and Denver Broncos Cornerback Kayvon Webster both graduated from USF in the last decide. Several alumni have claimed impressive roles in politics, like Florida State Senate Member Charlie Justice, U.S. Congressman Mark Meadows, and California State Controller John Chiang.

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What is the campus setting like?
1 Answer
  • Are you all about the beach, wilderness, or city life? USF is central to all three, so you don’t have to choose! The main campus is located in Tampa Bay, which has an average of 360 warm, sunny days per year. You’ll find lots of spots on campus to catch some rays or study under palm trees before class. There’s even a sandy beach outside of Castor Hall that’s complete with hammocks and lounge chairs. You’ll find the inside of the campus buildings are just as warm and inviting. The Marshall Student Center houses a zen chill zone called the Serenity Room. It’s ideal for escaping your busy college schedule. But if you’re craving action instead of quiet reflection, check out their poetry competitions, career fairs, and club gatherings. The Campus Recreation Center is another great place to get active alone or with friends. Along with fitness facilities and gyms it contains an indoor running track, indoor and outdoor pools, and bike rentals. As you can see, there is a little something for everyone at USF.

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What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
1 Answer
  • USF provides over two-dozen online graduate program options. If you work in the field of education, you have the greatest number of online programs from which to choose. You can earn a graduate education degree in specialties like gifted education, special education, reading K-12, career and workforce education, and instructional technology. The College of Public Health also offers several programs online. If you’re passionate about improving health on a local or global scale, you can get a degree in epidemiology, global disaster management and humanitarian relief, public health administration, public health practice, or infection control. Students can choose from other online programs as well, so be sure to explore the complete program list. USF also offers online graduate certificate programs in areas like applied biostatistics, renewable energy, and children’s mental health. Many of the certificate programs require you to complete 12 or 15 credit hours, compared to the 30 or more credits hours required in most traditional master’s degree programs.

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What are the athletic highlights?
1 Answer
  • Football is one of the most popular varsity sports at USF. You’ll cheer on the Bulls wearing your green and gold at the Raymond James Stadium. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers even play their home NFL games here, hence the 100-foot pirate ship replica right in the stadium. The Bulls made six NCAA Bowl Game appearances and won four of those games. Also, the men’s golf and women’s sailing teams both took conference championships in 2015. Go Bulls! Along with joining or just cheering on USF’s varsity sports teams, students participate in club sports and intramurals. Make new friends and boost your teamwork skills by signing up for rugby, quidditch, roller hockey, fencing, judo, table tennis soccer, or even skateboarding.

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What are the school's academic highlights?
1 Answer
  • Enroll at USF and you’ll have many opportunities to get hands-on research experience. You can spend your summer helping faculty members conduct research on mental health, sustainable energy alternatives, globalization and community health, chemistry, and applied physics. Not only is USF a leading research university, it’s a major producer of new inventions. The university’s Technology Transfer Office helps employees and current students patent their inventions and protect their intellectual property. The university was granted 104 patents in 2014 for everything from a DNA biochip to a reclining chair. Actually, research and patents often go hand in hand at USF. In 2015, two professors and a graduate student patented their discovery of a potential cure for MRSA. If you’re the inventive type, USF can help you turn your ideas into a reality. Maybe someday you’ll be inducted into the Florida Inventor’s Hall of Fame located at the USF Research Park!

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