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Three Campuses — One USF Learn more about each campus below Tampa Campus St. Petersburg Campus Sarasota-Manatee Campus Don't just earn a college degree. Make incredible memories along the way. Discover Why Students Choose USF Pursue Your Passion Outside the Classroom Find Your Fit Choose Excitement — Choose USF Discoveries happen all the time at USF. Will you be a part? Where Passion Drives Discovery $535.4 million #15 111 When you transfer to USF, you join the good life – the Bull's life! See all the housing and dining options available at our three beautiful Gulf Coast campuses. Tampa Campus St. Petersburg Campus Sarasota-Manatee Campus From medicine to music and engineering to the arts, USF offers more than 240 majors and concentrations across our three campus locations! Choose the trajectory of your college career at USF. Student Success isn't just a support unit at USF. It's a promise. Health Services Counseling Services Academic Support Career Services Explore a world of opportunity. We'll give you a secure place to start. Your Safety Is Our Priority Finish your college degree strong as a USF Bull. We Want You at USF USF Notice of Nondiscrimination You Can Apply to USF in Four Easy Steps STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 STEP 4 STEP 5 The numbers don't lie. See how they add up to an incredible education value for transfer students who choose USF. A World-Class Education. An Affordable Cost. Best Value #3 Top 100 Best Value #3 Top 100 Estimated Cost of Attendance: Living on Campus $24,652 $35,366 As a transfer student at USF, you won't sacrifice education quality for cost. Besides offering one of the lowest tuition rates in the country, we strive to reduce the cost of college even further with generous scholarship options. Admissions Scholarships for Transfer Students More Scholarship Details Are You Eligible? USF Scholarships Scholarship Resources Other Types of Aid Your future awaits. See the important dates and deadlines for earning your degree from USF as a transfer student. SUMMER ENTRY TERM DEADLINES August 1 March 1 March 15 FALL 2022 START August 1 March 1 May 1 May 15 SPRING ENTRY TERM DEADLINES March 1 October 1 October 15 We could tell you all about life at USF, but we'd rather show you! Discover all the places USF Bulls learn, eat, sleep, study and play with a virtual or on-campus tour. See the steps to complete the application process, including how to submit the application fee, official test scores and official transcripts. FAQs Videos

USF Campuses

Three Campuses — One USF

Each USF campus offers a one-of-a-kind college experience – all under the umbrella of a single Preeminent Research University.

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Learn more about each campus below

Tampa

If you crave the thrill of a large metropolitan university with endless events and activities, consider our sprawling Tampa campus.

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St. Petersburg

Is a culturally rich waterfront city more your scene? You might be a natural for the stunning St. Petersburg campus.

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Sarasota-Manatee

Prefer a tight-knit community where your professors know you by name? Find that hometown feel on the Sarasota-Manatee campus.

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Tampa Campus

Sprawling Campus

Packed with all the student amenities and resources of a large university, the Tampa campus is also just a short drive from downtown, historic Ybor City, theme parks and more.

Diverse Student Body

The culturally diverse students at the Tampa campus hail from more than 140 countries around the world.

Expansive Activities

The Tampa campus offers more than 600 clubs and organizations, 17 varsity sports, a thriving arts scene and frequent campus events, including concerts, comedy shows, lecture series and more.

Interdisciplinary Research

As early as freshman year, you can connect with a faculty mentor and join in cutting-edge, hands-on research.

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One USF

Tampa Campus

St. Petersburg Campus

Sarasota-Manatee Campus

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St. Petersburg Campus

Downtown Campus

Located on beautiful Bayboro Harbor, the St. Petersburg campus is in the heart of the vibrant Innovation District of the City of St. Petersburg and within walking distance to cultural attractions, restaurants and concert venues.

Exciting New Dining and Residence Options

A new 375-bed residence hall with a full-service dining hall opened in July 2020, increasing on-campus housing by nearly 70 percent.

Outdoor Recreation

Take advantage of our stunning scenery with basketball, sand volleyball and an outdoor pool, or hit the water between classes on a kayak, canoe, paddle board or sailboat.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

As early as your freshmen year, you’ll have the opportunity work alongside professors on innovative research or pursue your own projects through experiential learning.

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Sarasota-Manatee Campus

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Sarasota-Manatee Campus

Experiential Learning

Learn at the world-renowned Mote Marine Laboratory and the Culinary Innovation Lab, a fully equipped teaching center for students in the Hospitality Management program.

Flexible Study Options

Full-time, part-time, online and on-campus class options are designed to fit your schedule.

On-Campus Activities

Explore a variety of clubs and organizations, plus student recreation, such as a fitness center, yoga and more.

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One USF

Tampa Campus

St. Petersburg Campus

Sarasota-Manatee Campus

Don't just earn a college degree.
Make incredible memories along the way.

Why USF

Discover Why Students Choose USF

From our stunning campus locations and amenities to our diverse culture and exceptional resources, you'll discover numerous reasons students love calling USF home. With the academic and support opportunities available, you'll benefit today when you start your education and tomorrow when you step into your career.

Pursue Your Passion Outside the Classroom

Connect with other students who share your interests, culture or beliefs. USF features more than 600 clubs and organizations across our three campuses. Whether you want to support a cause, continue engaging in a beloved activity or explore something new, USF's student-run clubs and organizations are a great way for you to make friends, expand your education and get involved on campus.

Find Your Fit

At USF, we emphasize a balanced approach to your education that doesn't end with academics. Stay physically active with award-winning recreation centers, swimming pools, fitness classes, watersports and more. We feature on-campus medical clinics and counseling services to keep you healthy inside and out. Plus, we feature numerous other services, such as career counseling, tutoring and financial education, to ensure you finish your degree ready to take the next big step.

Choose Excitement — Choose USF

Your average day at USF is anything but average. Across our three locations, you'll enjoy 1,000+ on-campus events each year, from concerts and celebrity guest lectures to movies and art exhibits. This includes special cultural events where we come together to celebrate USF's global diversity and learn about our rich student body made up of students from across the world. All USF students also receive free admission to 18 men's and women's varsity sports, including football.

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Discoveries happen all the time at USF.
Will you be a part?

RESEARCH AT USF

Where Passion Drives Discovery

You want to change the world. USF gives you the opportunity. Our Office of High Impact Practices and Undergraduate Research supports students across all majors by providing the chance to engage in life-changing research as early as freshman year.

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$535.4 million

in research contracts and grants awarded in 2020

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#15

among all universities worldwide in generating new patents
Intellectual Property Owners Association/NAI, 2020

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new patents, 98 license/options and 11 new startup companies in fiscal year 2021

When you transfer to USF, you join the good life – the Bull's life! See all the housing and dining options available at our three beautiful Gulf Coast campuses.

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Tampa Campus

Pick Your Perfect Home Away from Home

USF offers traditional-, suite- or apartment-style housing on the Tampa campus. Students who want to join a fraternity or sorority can live in the Greek Village. Finally, we offer 12 living-learning communities where you can choose to live with students who share similar academic, career and social interests.

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We Nourish Minds and Bodies

When you transfer to the Tampa campus, you join a foodie's paradise. Take advantage of more than 30 on-campus dining locations that include everything from traditional dining halls and sidewalk cafes to nationally known favorites. No matter what your dietary preferences, you will find something to enjoy. Plus, we feature convenient meal plans to help simplify the payment process. Can't find something you like? We have an on-campus Publix Super Market!

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St. Petersburg Campus

On-Campus Housing Is a Suite Situation

Housing options at the St. Petersburg campus feature three suite-style buildings, Residence Hall One, the University Community Center and our new Residence Hall Three, which has its own dining hall and community kitchen. Residential Community Programs within each hall allow you to live with students who share similar majors, interests or identities – perfect for transfer students making new friends!

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Dining Catered to Your Needs

If you have food allergies, the Allergen Solutions station in our residential dining room has special selections made from ingredients without common food allergens. There's also a special dietary request/food allergy form designed to accommodate you if you have specific allergies or dietary restrictions. Other dining options include The Reef, The Coral Café and The Bull Market Café. Our meal plan includes Meal Swipes and Dining Dollars embedded in your USF ID, simplifying the payment process.

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Sarasota-Manatee Campus

Cozy Off-Campus Housing Options

We partner with off-campus housing providers to offer convenient residence options for transfer students. We choose housing providers to participate in our affiliated housing program based on their ability to provide safe residential spaces close to campus.

Delicious On-Campus Dining

The College of Hospitality & Tourism Leadership is home to our on-campus eatery, The Café, which is open to students on weekdays. The college also features USF's Culinary Innovation Lab, a state-of-the-art teaching facility for students in the hospitality management program and an inviting venue for signature events, both public and private.

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Housing and Dining

Tampa Campus

St. Petersburg Campus

Sarasota-Manatee Campus

From medicine to music and engineering to the arts,
USF offers more than 240 majors and concentrations
across our three campus locations!

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Choose the trajectory of your college career at USF.

The traditional college education doesn't have to be traditional. At USF, you can choose the course you take from the start of your college career to the moment you receive your diploma.

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What It Means to Be an Honors College Student

Learn the perks of Honors life from the perspective of a USF student.

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What Makes a College Military Friendly?

Discover the campus culture, services and resources that make a college military friendly.

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See the Perks of FUSE

Discover the benefits of starting at a local community or state college and finishing with a bachelor's at USF.

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Starting at a Community College

Find out if transferring from a community college to finish your degree is right for you.

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Student Success isn't just a support unit at USF.
It's a promise.

Student Services

Health Services

From administering influenza vaccinations to communicating about disease outbreaks and other potential health concerns, USF supports you with the medical care you need.

Counseling Services

At USF, we believe in supporting students inside and out. Our Counseling Center offers a variety of free services for students, including individual, group and couples counseling.

Academic Support

You can expect challenging courses that push you to reach your potential. However, you can also expect many academic support services to ensure your success, including tutoring, study skills training and more to aid your transition to USF.

Career Services

At USF, we're invested in your future. From picking a major to securing an internship to landing a job in your field, USF Career Services offers all the assistance you need to go from the classroom to the office.

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Explore a world of opportunity.
We'll give you a secure place to start.

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Campus Safety

Your Safety Is Our Priority

USF is committed to maintaining a secure, friendly and welcoming campus community for all students. With our University Police Department, emergency Blue Light Phones around campus, text messaging notifications and other on-campus resources and organizations, you can focus on your college experience, confident you're protected by our sweeping safety measures.

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Finish your college degree strong as a USF Bull.

Admission Requirements

We Want You at USF

Whether you're transferring from a community college or another four-year institution, USF offers an affordable route to completing your bachelor's degree at a top-ranked institution. Although your application does not need to include a personal essay or a letter of recommendation, these materials can help us understand your personality, goals, and any life challenges you've overcome on your way to USF.

Find the requirements for your program

Program Requirements by Major

We've got your back.

On your application, you can select Tampa, St. Petersburg or Sarasota-Manatee as your home campus to earn a degree from Florida's only Preeminent State Research University located in a metropolitan area. Not sure which campus is right for you? Our recruiters can help match you to your ideal learning environment.

FIND YOUR RECRUITER

See Why Transfer Students Choose USF

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Title IX

USF Notice of Nondiscrimination

The University of South Florida encourages applications for admission from qualified students regardless of race, color, marital status, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other protected group status in compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws on nondiscrimination and equal opportunity.

Learn more about our campus diversity

You Can Apply to USF in Four Easy Steps

STEP 1

Complete and submit the online application at admissions.usf.edu/application.

STEP 2

Pay the nonrefundable $30 application fee or submit an application fee waiver.

STEP 3

Send your official transcript(s) to USF. For more details on transcript submission, check out our website.

For students with less than 60 transferrable credits, complete these additional steps:

STEP 4

Submit your official high school transcript(s) to USF.

STEP 5

Submit your official SAT or ACT scores to USF. USF's code is 5828 for SAT and 0761 for ACT.

The numbers don't lie. See how they add up to an incredible
education value for transfer students who choose USF.

Educational Value

A World-Class Education. An Affordable Cost.

We keep tuition low and value high. Even if you live out of state, our costs are often competitive with the rates at your local university.

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Best Value

College in 2021
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#3

among the 50 Most Affordable In-State Public Universities
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Top 100

Best Values in Public Colleges
Kiplinger's Personal Finance for 2019

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Best Value

College in 2020
The Princeton Review, 2020

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#3

among the 50 Most Affordable In-State Public Universities
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Best Values in Public Colleges
Kiplinger's Personal Finance for 2019

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Cost of Attendance

Estimated Cost of Attendance: Living on Campus

Based on 30 credits per year

In-State

$24,652

Out-of-State

$35,366

As a transfer student at USF, you won't sacrifice education quality for cost. Besides offering one of the lowest tuition rates in the country, we strive to reduce the cost of college even further with generous scholarship options.

USF Scholarship Options

Admissions Scholarships for Transfer Students

When you apply for admission by the designated Scholarship Deadline, the Office of Admissions will AUTOMATICALLY consider you for merit-based admissions scholarships for up to $5,000. There's nothing else you need to do to qualify.

More Scholarship Details

Intrigued? Check out our frequently asked questions. Then add the application deadline to your calendar so you don't miss out.

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SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY

Are You Eligible?

Find out if your GPA meets the criteria for a transfer scholarship.

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More Scholarship Support

USF Scholarships

Our support for transfer students doesn't end with admissions scholarships. USF offers numerous other scholarships based on major, interests, identity, financial need and more. Best of all, you do not need to search through them one by one. Just fill out one form to get matched with scholarships you may qualify for and apply for the ones that interest you by Feb. 28!

Get Matched for Your Scholarships

Scholarship Resources

Don't miss other ways to cut your college costs. Check out our scholarship articles on the Admit-A-Bull blog for advice on how to successfully find and earn lucrative awards that can make higher education more affordable.

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Other Types of Aid

Scholarships aren't the only types of aid we offer transfer students. Find out how we support you with valuable grants, loans and work study opportunities. At USF, we don't believe finances should be a barrier to finishing your degree.

See if you're eligible for more financial aid

Your future awaits. See the important dates
and deadlines for earning your degree from USF as
a transfer student.

Dates and Deadlines

SUMMER ENTRY TERM DEADLINES

August 1

Application Opens

March 1

Final Summer Application Deadline

March 15

File Completion Deadline for Summer Applicants

FALL 2022 START

August 1

Application Opens

March 1

File Completion Deadline for Scholarship Consideration - Fall Applicants

May 1

Final Fall Application Deadline

May 15

File Completion Deadline for Fall Applicants

SPRING ENTRY TERM DEADLINES

March 1

Application Opens

October 1

Final Application Deadline

October 15

File Completion Deadline for Spring Applicants

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FAQs

Can I get into USF with a 2.5 GPA? ›

Have a minimum high school GPA of 3.8 as calculated by USF.

Is it hard to get in the University of South Florida? ›

University of South Florida admissions is more selective with an acceptance rate of 49%. Half the applicants admitted to University of South Florida have an SAT score between 1140 and 1340 or an ACT score of 24 and 29.

Is it hard to get into USF as a transfer student? ›

USF accepts 62.85% transfer applicants, which is competitive. To have a shot at transferring into USF, you should have a current GPA of at least 3.97 - ideally you're GPA will be around 4.13. In addition, you will need to submit standardized test scores. The below tables show the SAT and ACT breakdown of USF students.

What is the average GPA for USF? ›

Average GPA: 3.97

The average GPA at USF is 3.97. This makes USF Extremely Competitive for GPAs. (Most schools use a weighted GPA out of 4.0, though some report an unweighted GPA. With a GPA of 3.97, USF requires you to be at the top of your class.

What is USF known for? ›

USF is one of 65 public research universities nationwide classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Doctoral University with “Very High Research Activity” and as a “Community Engaged” institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

What is USF minimum GPA? ›

To be considered for (and maintain) an offer of admission, we require a minimum GPA of 2.50 (unweighted) in dual enrollment courses. If you have taken Dual Enrollment, USF will require an official transcript from each college or university prior to starting at USF.

What is a 2.5 GPA equivalent to in college? ›

A 2.5 GPA corresponds to a C average, making it a common starting GPA for many colleges and universities, even some more competitive institutions — though acceptance at that level would be a long shot.

What grades give you a 2.5 GPA? ›

2.5 GPA is a C+ Letter Grade or 77–79% – GPA Calculator.

Does USF look at weighted GPA? ›

Does USF use my weighted or unweighted GPA to make a decision? We recalculate your GPA. What this means is that we create a new GPA for you based on your high school grades in core academic subject areas, as well as specified AP and IB fine and performing arts courses.

Can you pass with a 1.5 GPA? ›

On a standard 4.0 GPA scale, a 1.5 GPA is equivalent to an average of D+ and C- letter grades, around 70%. This means that you've gotten an average grade of low C and high D grades in the high school classes that you've taken. While this is a passing grade, a 1.5 GPA is much lower than average.

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