University of South Florida
South Florida University On June 18, 1955, Florida Governor LeRoy Collins signed House Bill into law, establishing a new state university in Hillsborough County. The University of South Florida (USF) was founded in 1956 and became known by its current name on October 22, 1957, as the state's southernmost university at the time. USF has 200 academic programmes spread across its 14 colleges. Degrees include the BA, BS, MA, MS, and Ph.D. Certificate programmes are also available. Health Professions, Business and Marketing Programs, and Biomedical Sciences are some of the most popular majors at USF.

Cost of attendance

For an Indian student, the University of South Florida is quite affordable. Students require 25 lakhs to 26 lakhs to cover expenses for tuition fees and cost of living in USA. 


Over 5,500 students are housed in 34 residence halls at USF Tampa. Except in a few exceptional situations, first-year students are usually expected to live on campus. Dorm-style housing, suite-style housing, and apartment-style housing are all options for lodging. Students may live in the Greek village as well. Students with Disabilities Services Office assists students with disabilities who submit an online accommodation application along with appropriate medical documents. The average cost of living on campus is between 2.27 lakhs and 4.52 lakhs. The typical monthly rent for off-campus living ranges from $500 to $900 USD.

Acceptance rate

The university has a total of 43540 students enrolled. More than 5,000 foreign students from 145 countries attend USF, contributing to our reputation as one of the most diverse campuses in the country. The acceptance rate is 45.4%.


The University of South Florida campus has an official university bookstore, commuter parking and transit services, a post office, a print facility, childcare services, food facilities (in sidewalk cafes and dining halls), health services (including counselling services), and much more. For its Highest Research Activity rankings, the Tampa campus is recognised as a Doctoral University. The University of South Florida includes over 600 student organisations, including foreign societies, academic clubs, and honour societies. The Marshall Student Centre is the hub of the institute's student activities. Hundreds of activities are held on campus throughout the year.


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

Jobs and Placement

The University of South Florida has a 90% employment rate and offers a variety of placement aid programmes and services. These services and programmes assist students in gaining practical work experience, training, and skill development. These are known as My Plan or My Pathway programmes. USF boasts a 90% employment rate and top MNCs such as Ernst & Young, PayPal, and Microsoft. The average salary offered to USF alumni after graduation is $66,000 USD (49 lakhs).

QS Ranking

#581-590 QS World University Rankings 2022

The Ranking

#201–250th in World University Rankings by Times Higher Education, 2022.

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