Tampa, FL
Tuition (in-state)
$16,257 ($6,334)
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Reviews 4192 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: teachers in this school can be very, very intense, I've heard.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Weather: Florida weather is all over the place, from rain to sunshine. I have lived in Florida my entire life so the weather does not bother me. I enjoy the sun when it is out and deal with the rain and cool weather when it happens as well.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I do not think that the financial aid at my school is acceptable. I was told that I don't qualify for any financial aid due to my parents income each year. I also was in the financial aid office many times at the beginning of the spring semester and was not impressed with the wait time and the lack of help that I received.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: There are many things to do around town. Some of these include professional sport and museums such as Mosi. I feel that there is more than enough thing to keep someone occupied while living on or around campus. There are also many parks and other recreational areas to go and exercise or just have fun.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I have not noticed any drug usage on campus, because of how well the policies are enforced.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There seems to always be something to do in the evening after the day is over.

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2 College Sophomore

Parking: The parking depends on the time of day, as well as where you plan to park. I have found it easier to park off campus at the local churches and walk to where I need to be on campus.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: This does not apply directly to me, but my roommate is involved in the greek life on campus and seems to truly enjoy what it offers.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I do not eat off campus very often, but when I do there are many options to chose from. Most of these options include fast food chains, but there are many restaurants around campus to enjoy. Some of these restaurants also offer discounts to students so that dining out can more affordable as a student.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have attended USF for two semesters now, and I can say that I have truly enjoyed this experience. From the friendly staff and students to the study opportunities the I have. I really like how the library is open 24-hours a day, this helps me to stay focused and on top of my studies no matter what time of day it may be. USF is also a very clean and well maintained environment. The school all around is a great place to continue my education.

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2 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics are a big focus of the university; lots of resources are poured into the teams.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Most of the best parties are the ones which occur off campus.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drug related activities are typically not a major issue.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: The availability of university computers is usually pretty open.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The main campus for USF has mostly newer buildings, much like the remain public universities in Florida.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Tampa is one of those "odd" cities in the state of Florida. Tampa's close enough to certain things like restaurants and shops, but relatively far from the beach.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Most of the students are quite friendly, then there are some that choose to stick to themselves.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: Living in South Florida, it's almost always sunny. Recently, there has been a bit of overcast on the city, but nothing too major.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: One of my favorite dining establishments on campus is Jamba Juice.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: One of the great things about the University of South Florida is the high level of diversity among its large student body. I'm an African-American, and I never feel out of place here.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The financial aid office at the University of South Florida isn't one of the best that I've ever dealt with, but certainly isn't the worst. Processing of grants and other funds seems to drag on into forever, and you have remain extremely vigilant because "errors" occur much more often than they should.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: So many different options! Love the restaurants

5 College Freshman

Transportation: I live 20 minutes from school, so it is easy to get home

College Freshman

Nightlife: Dont involve myself in partying

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The school is not in the best area, but it does not affect the school too much


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Most students sincerely enjoy USF. Students can look forward to meeting many people from diverse backgrounds, and the teachers are strong role models for students. While classes are sometimes stressful and unbearable, the lessons taught outside of school are invaluable. Sometimes classes can be difficult, but the school offers students numerous ways to relieve their anxieties and stress. With the various top-notch facilities on campus, nighttime activities, dining out, or just laying around in the sun, USF has much more to offer than rock-solid academics. Even shy students who find venturing to a new school hard on them grow fond of USF quickly.

Of course, college is what you make of it. Students who spend their time in their dorm rooms miss out on opportunities to make friends and grow as individuals. Those who get involved in student activities seem to enjoy their college experience much more than those who choose not to get involved. That’s why it is important to take advantage of the opportunities that USF presents to its students. Overall, most students who come to USF enjoy their time there, even if the University was not their first choice of schools.

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