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.
Student access, learning, and success through a vibrant, interdisciplinary, and learner-centered research environment incorporating a global curriculum.
With the world at their fingertips, researchers at the University of South Florida turn thought into action – and impact. A top 25 public research university, we also rank 7th in the nation among public universities and 16th worldwide among all universities granted new U.S. utility patents. It’s no wonder USF now ranks among the best universities for technology transfer – turning research into technologies, products and companies.
Need help making a career decision, conducting a job search, or finding off-campus part-time or full-time jobs? Career Services can help!
There are eight essential skills that employers look for in new hires: communications, critical thinking, global citizenship, leadership, professionalism, team work, technology, and the ability to manage your career. The best way to build these skills is by completing an internship and the Office of Internships and Career Readiness is here to help you find one!
The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards
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.
Research and services assistance, subject guides, and useful resources compiled by your friendly librarians.
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.
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.
The moment you take in the lush palms and warm sunshine that brightens our campus each day, you’ll be ready to call the University of South Florida home. We are happy to tell you, though, that the climate is just the beginning of what makes campus life at USF so vibrant.
USF is a boundless community, with a diverse population and extensive student resources. And as soon as you step foot on our Tampa campus, you’ll feel the unique and unmistakable energy that characterizes student life at USF.
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.
Campus Recreation keeps students moving with programs and facilities including a 28,000 square-foot, fully-wired fitness center, group fitness classes, aquatics, intramural sports, club sports and outdoor recreation opportunities.
Intramural Sports offers organized competition in more than 30 different sports and activities including flag football, softball, ultimate Frisbee, swimming, wrestling, table tennis, team bowling and more.
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.
I felt that the school pushed me to do my best. It has been the most challenging and rewarding journey I have ever gone on. I am proud to say my degree will come from USF.
As a student who did not receive financial support, I had to work full-time and take classes full-time at night. I had professors and peers who were by my side every step of the way. The university I attended was accessible to students who needed to work to pay for their schooling. I graduated in two years while taking more than a full course load. Overall, it was an...
The only difficulty was near my graduation in May 2020, when the sudden shift to the online study system disrupted teaching and learning methods. It was hard to adjust to the much increased workload, as some professors increased the material to be reviewed each week by about three times. My grade dropped in a class I was doing very well in before the shift, but that...
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