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University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee

The University of South Florida is a large, public 4-year university offering undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral level degrees. The USF System includes three, separately accredited institutions: USF; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee. Serving more than 50,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.7 billion and is ranked 45th in the nation for research expenditures among all universities, public or private. 

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Founded in 1956, the University of South Florida was the first independent state university conceived, planned and built in the 20th century. The university has made incredible strides in 60 years, developing into one of the nation's leading research institutions.


USF is comprised of 14 colleges offering more than 180 undergraduate majors and concentrations—with some of the most populated colleges being USF Health, Arts & Sciences, Business and Engineering. 


Researchers at the university are advancing the frontiers of medicine, science, engineering and the arts. The university is a leader in the treatment of brain disease, veterans reintegration, sustainability, infectious disease and photovoltaic technologies – using cells to transfer energy from sunlight. The USF Pediatric Epidemiology Center, the data and technology coordinating hub for nearly every major Type 1 diabetes clinical trial worldwide, has become the epicenter for global juvenile diabetes research.


View the career services by USF System location to see what USF offers students during and after enrollment. Peruse the types of graduate and professional education in which our four-year-degree-program graduates enroll. Consult the annual Teacher Preparation Program Report to learn more about how USF prepares teachers for initial state certification or licensure.


Housing services

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.

Medical services

  • Counseling Center
  • Student Health Services
  • Center for Student Well-Being
  • Victim Advocacy
  • Emergency and Safety Management
  • Campus Security Guide
  • SAFE Team

Student Life

Sports facilities

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.

Student clubs

Located in the heart of campus, the Marshall Student Center is a hub for student life at USF. Here you'll find Student Government, various Student Affairs departments, a gaming lounge, study and meeting space, food, retail and more.


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.

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