Tampa, FL
Tuition (in-state)
$16,257 ($6,334)
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Reviews 4765 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: It's not a big city or town, but it's decent and encourages you to explore.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's average to great, depending on your taste-buds and where you go.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: It's pretty good. There's a wide variety for everyone.

College Junior

Campus Dining: Do not eat on campus.

4 College Junior

Majors: The adviser is very helpful.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: There are numerous places on campus to study, hangout, etc. There are pools in several places on campus, inside courts and a track in the gym, and a large selection of workout machines. The library is under renovation for the summer yet is still open for student (the Starbucks inside as well), and will be even more nicer when construction is complete for the fall. The campus itself is very pretty with a lot of greenery, and open outside spaces everywhere, even a beach area n front of a pond equipped with hammocks and beach chairs. Events are always going on, although less frequent in the summer. Concerts come to the sun dome quite a bit, with people you actually want to see. Students have many places to hangout, play video games, watch movies, etc.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are several apartment complexes less than 10 minutes away from campus. Many students walk right to campus although the bull-runner and also the Hartline buses frequently stop there to transport students to campus and elsewhere. Off-campus housing is frequently on campus with promotions to draw in new tenants, and more is being built in addition to those already there, which are relatively new.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Campus strictness, in my opinion, is not really an issue. Campus police do their job, yet know that this is college. School policies do a pretty good job of maintaining an amount of order, yet letting students make their own choices as to making their college experience theirs.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are always seminars and handouts given to students regarding health and safety. Student health services is EXTREMELY helpful with a variety of health concerns and have doctors and anything else you need from getting prescription for a sinus infection to seeing a therapist. Safety personnel are reasonably visible,but their presence is always felt and there are posts/call centers with flashing lights located throughout campus that you only have to press to get a ride back to your dorm at night.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics seems to be a major part of the school, even despite the fact we aren't one of the nationally acclaimed college sports. Things do seem as though they can take a more positive turn in football, as well as other sports doing pretty well in there performance. Teams have a pretty good base of support and attendance at games.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The immediate neighborhood where the school is located is very much familiar to me. However, for those not used to it, it could be a bit 'urban' or not as safe. Theme parks are frequent within a 2 hour distance with two even 5 minutes away from the school. There are a variety of places such as restaurants, concerts, sporting events etc. with Tampa being a tourist town. Most of these places are less than 30 minutes away, and are very diverse and appeal to a variety of groups. Many of the local businesses are used to the college crowd and welcome them, turning them into frequent hangout spots and also offering plenty of bulls gear and student discounts. There are many places to do and go off campus, it just takes a bit of exploring. Even though I live in the area, I can say I've never ran out of new places to go.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Each Greek living has their own house and they always have parties but support the community.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The nightlife is not the best but there are many restaurants and a mall within 5 minutes.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are many groups available for health and safety at many times of the day.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Facilities: There are constantly people cleaning campus, fixing the landscape and updating buildings.

1 person found this useful Report
College Sophomore

Majors: I have yet to gain an internship but I am currently trying to gain one.

College Sophomore

Majors: I have yet to apply.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: After living one year on campus, off campus living is much more appealing

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Some professors act like they are the only one you have to care about but the majority will take time and work with you.

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: You have to stay in touch with many people to know what there is actually out there.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are some of every type of people

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: The dorms are mixed with local, national and international students with clubs and meetings for those who want to meet others from their ethnic, religious and sexual belief


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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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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