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University of South Florida

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1956
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 34,438
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $329,832,102
Admissions Address

4202 E. Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33620-9951

Website

http://www.usf.edu

Admissions E-mail

admission@admin.usf.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.6
Send application by: March 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: J. Robert Spatig
Admissions office telephone: (813) 974-3350
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: March 1
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? No
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://usfweb.usf.edu/enroll/admiss/admiss.htm  
Tuition deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $125 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 3 N/A
History 0 N/A
Academic electives 3 N/A
Total academic units 19 N/A


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: April 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 51%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 51%
Total applicants: 22,462
Total acceptances: 11,509
Total freshman enrollment: 4,465
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 9,057
Male acceptances: 4,671
Male freshman enrollment: 1,883
 
Female applicants: 13,405
Female acceptances: 6,838
Female freshman enrollment: 2,582
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 5%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 722
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 323
Students enrolled from waiting list: 236


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 27%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 64%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 94%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 90%
Average high school GPA: 3.6
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 69%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 500 - 600
Math: 510 - 610
Combined: 1010 - 1210


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 3.3% 4.4%
600-699 22.6% 27.4%
500-599 52.9% 51.3%
400-499 20.7% 16.6%
300-399 0.5% 0.3%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 31%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 21 - 26
Math: 21 - 26
Composite: 22 - 26


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 5.3% 8.0% 5.6%
24-29 45.6% 37.7% 42.1%
18-23 49.1% 50.6% 48.4%
12-17 0.0% 3.7% 3.9%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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