University of South Florida Rankings

By | April 18, 2020

Located in Tampa, FL, University of South Florida is one of the best universities in the state of Florida. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for University of South Florida in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is University of South Florida.

  • According to AbbreviationFinder, University of South Florida is often abbreviated as USF.

4202 E. Fowler Avenue Tampa, FL 33620-9951
Phone: (813) 974-3350
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Rankings: University of South Florida

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Peer college rating (out of 5) 2.6
Graduation and retention ranking: 183
Average freshman retention rate: 83.0%
6-year graduation rate: 48.0%
Predicted graduation rate: 53%
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): -5
Faculty resources ranking: 248
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 26.6%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 14.1%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 28:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 96.6%
Student selectivity ranking: 113
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 1040-1240
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 25%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 60%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 45.7%
Financial resources rank: 171
Alumni giving rank: 98
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 14.7%

University of South Florida History

Essential Facts: University of South Florida

  • USF was given a gold rating by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education for building an environmentally-conscious campus.
  • The USF Tampa Library is the largest and most comprehensive library in the USF System.
  • Founded in 1956, the University of South Florida was the first independent state university conceived, planned and built in the 20th century.

Rules and regulations Sports Activities 

General Information  
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 12%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: 8%
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: 6%
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: 15%
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? Yes
Percent of students who have cars on campus: 76%
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? Yes
Additional policies and regulations: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited
Collegiate athletic association: NCAA I
Men’s scholarship sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, track and field (outdoor)
Women’s scholarship sports: basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field (outdoor), volleyball
Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station