Top 3 reasons to study here

  • USF is ranked 27th in total research expenditures among public universities by the National Science Foundation (2013).
  • Is ranked 43rd in the nation for research expenditures among all universities, public or private.
  • USF is one of only four Florida public universities classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.



Founded in 1956, the University of South Florida is a major metropolitan research university located in the heart of beautiful Tampa Bay. Read about the major milestones in this vibrant university's fascinating history.


Offering undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral level degrees.


Researchers at the university are advancing the frontiers of medicine, science, engineering and the arts. The university is a leader in the treatment of brain disease, veterans reintegration, sustainability, infectious disease and photovoltaic technologies – using cells to transfer energy from sunlight. The USF Pediatric Epidemiology Center, the data and technology coordinating hub for nearly every major Type 1 diabetes clinical trial worldwide, has become the epicenter for global juvenile diabetes research.


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Bachelor's programmes

Social Sciences (66)
Business & Management (40)
Humanities (39)
Medicine & Health (38)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (26)
Arts, Design & Architecture (23)
Computer Science & IT (20)
Education & Training (15)
Engineering & Technology (14)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (11)
Applied Sciences & Professions (7)
Journalism & Media (7)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)


Housing services

There's no place like your USF home! Check out our traditional, suite and apartment-style options, as well as our Living Learning Communities where students with similar interests or majors live and learn together.

ICT services

USF's Open Use Computer Labs are available to all USF students, faculty and staff with a valid NetID account. Find a computer lab, get hours of operation and learn about hardware, software and available equipment.

Medical services

Student Health Services offers a variety of healthcare services, including general medical care, immunizations, nutrition counseling, smoking cessation, laboratory services, allergy shots, travel health and a full-service pharmacy.

Student Life

Campus life

Welcome to our “city within a city.” We say this because our campus functions a lot like a small town. We attend concerts and sporting events in our own stadium, dine and hang with friends at the student center and enjoy being part of a diverse population of more than 41,000 students from across the U.S. and around the globe.

Sports facilities

USF Intercollegiate Athletics is home to 17 men's and women's teams, including football, basketball, baseball, softball and soccer, competing at the NCAA level. Get the latest in sports, team schedules, stats and more.

Student clubs

With more than 600 student organizations, including Greek, academic, religious, service, special interest, recreation and multicultural organizations, there's something for everyone at USF! Get to know our student organizations.


The University of South Florida (USF) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, specialist and doctorate degrees.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Tampa, Florida, United States

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