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University of South Florida


University Information

Location: Tampa, Florida
Founded: 1956
Undergraduate Students: 36 000
Campus Type: Urban
Institution Type: Public state university
Website: www.usf.edu

About the University

Founded in 1956, The University of South Florida (USF) is the 8th largest university in the nation with a total enrollment of approximately 47,000 students.  USF is a member institution of the State University System of Florida, one of the state’s three flagship universities for public research. Located mainly in Tampa, USF offers the experience of a dynamic college campus in the folds of a metropolitan area. USF’s 13 colleges (see the list below) offer an extensive range of degree programs at undergraduate and graduate levels including business, marketing, liberal arts and ethic studies.

  • College of Arts and Science (3 schools: The School of Humanities, the School of Social Sciences, and the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics)
  • College of Behavioral & Community Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • Honors College
  • College of Marine Science
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Public Health
  • College of The Arts (4 schools : the School of Architecture & Community Design, the School of Art & Art History, the School of Music, the School of Theatre & Dance)
  • University College

With emphasis on developing innovative, implementable solutions to transportation problems, the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) provides objective transportation expertise in the form of technical support, policy analysis, and research support for its project sponsors.

USF is also one of only 38 institutions that host all three (Army, Naval and Air Force) ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) programs.

With over 300 student organizations to choose from, students are very involved on campus. A member of the Big East athletic conference, USF competes against some of the top ranked schools in the country. For students who like participating in sports, many intramural and club sports are available. Campus Recreation also offers the traditional gym options as well as group fitness classes, racquetball courts and both indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

-Excerpts from the University of South Florida’s website

TOEFL: 80/120

IELTS: 6,5

Health insurance is required of all full-time degree, resident, and international students with F1 and J1 visas.

Students are automatically enrolled in the USF medical insurance plan: Gallagher Student Health.  For more information, please consult their website.

This plan costs $3,358 (year), $1,260 (fall), $2,098 (spring)

Living on-campus:  On-campus housing is available on first-come first-served basis for undergraduate students.  If you are interested in living on-campus, please see their housing website.

Cost: $4,505 – $5,992 per semester* 
*Students living in residence halls must also purchase a meal plan this price includes this plan.

Off-campus Housing: Housing can also be found off campus.  For more information or ressources, the best thing to do is contact international services at USF

The average budget per month is: $1,500-$1,700

In order to be accepted, students must prove financial resources of $10,652 (semester), $21,304 (year).