University of South Florida-St Petersburg

University of South Florida-St Petersburg

Saint Petersburg, FL, USA

Nestled along the coast of Tampa Bay on Bayboro Harbor, the University of South Florida’s St. Petersburg campus offers bachelor’s degree programs in the arts and sciences, business, and education. The St. Petersburg campus is working towards being carbon-neutral, with students driving initiatives like a solar parking garage and water bottle refill stations. For recreation, students can take advantage of the school’s location to participate in sailing, kayaking, and other water-related activities. Outside of campus, the “Sunshine City” offers art and nightlife to USF’s students.


Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

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Important Deadlines

Application TypeApplication DeadlineReply Deadline
Fall Regular DecisionMay 1May 1
Spring Regular DecisionNovember 15
OtherMarch 1

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
Out-Of-State Students
Submitting ACT
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 26
Average SAT Composite: 1225


Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Total Number of Students
Total Number of Undergrads
Academic Calendar


See your fit
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
20-39 Students
40-99 Students
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
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In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
Books and Supplies

Aid & Grants

Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
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Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
Average Loan Amount Per Year
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.

Campus Life

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Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
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On Campus Women's Center
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On-campus living required of freshman


Divisional Sports Nickname
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
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Campus emergency phones
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Saint Petersburg
Average Salary
6 years after graduation

What Students Are Saying

attending usfsp has been quite an experience. my teachers and peers are so wonderful and are more beneficial than i thought they would be. i just love it here!
Elna from Valrico, FL
this school is quiet, small, productive and overall a great place to study and receive an education at.
Bridgit from Coral Springs, FL
The University of South Florida St Petersburg is a small, but growing and thriving university located in the heart of Downtown St Petersburg. The campus is know for its sustainability movements, incredible professors, and world-renowned business and entrepreneurship programs. At USFSP, students are not just another number; they are treated as equal members of a very close, professional environment.
Rachel from Celebration, FL
Small campus is great for one on one with teachers. Beautiful campus on the waterfront with tons of activities. Also great quality professors and students.
Estefania from Saint Petersburg, FL
It's a beautiful campus. The administrators really seem like they want to help and are really involved. Campus safety is definitely not an issue with all the emergency poles located around campus.
Melanie from Fort Myers, FL
This is my absolute dream school. Small class sizes, a hospital close by for health science majors. 75% of the students that walk across the stage at graduation have already found a job in their career choice.
Mary from Astatula, FL
The University of South Florida St. Petersburg provides students with a big campus feel, while still remaining small. The classes are set up to provide students with one-on-one time with their teachers, which allows for better learning. Along with the amazing learning setup the beautiful campus is located in downtown St. Petersburg, and right on the water.
USF St.Pete is fantastic for students who want a small school- everything is within walking distance, and I already personally know both the student body president and vice president. Having small classes makes it easy for the teachers to know your name and be able to help you as an individual. The school is also very good at putting together fun events for everyone, even people who don't generally like events.
Taylor from Saint Cloud, FL
The University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, is a luscious learning environment with beautiful waterfront surroundings. Smaller sized classes provide for a helpful learning environment and provoke more student interaction. The ongoing campus activities help stimulate students to get involved and check out what the campus has to offer.
Shelby from St. Petersburg, FL