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4 College Senior

Academics: Very good classes and passionate professors. Registration isn't too ugly as long as you do it asap. Quiet study spaces are easy to find if you know where to look.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: There seems to be a wide range of programs that would interest a diverse group of people. However, I wish they had a graphic design program here at the Tampa Campus.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Academics: manageable and lecturers mostly helpful.

3 College Senior

Academics: Course work is hard, lab reports are long

4 College Junior

Academics: Overall the academics is really good. All of my professors have been extremely helpful and engaging. The curriculum is just like any other school. The registration process is daily smooth and easy. I believe workload varies from student to stunt depending on the student's major. I personally utilize the library to study. The library can get packed and congested and if so i usually find a quiet spot or study at home.

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Professors at USF are generally knowledgeable about subject matter, willing to work with students, and intent on helping students pass. However, there is always the chance that students will end up with a graduate student professor who can barely speak English, or an 80-year-old science professor that makes Ben Stein look like Robin Williams. While these kinds of classes can seem unbearable, students must sometimes force themselves to suffer through them because the class with the horrible professor just happens to be the only class that meets the credit requirement. On the other hand, during their time at USF, most students will be lucky enough to come into contact with at least a few professors that will have an incredible impact on their lives.

Because of recent budget cuts, classes are sometimes crowded, which can be intimidating. USF is aiming to expand the University so that it may get more funding and offer more classes, but the school still has a long way to go. Some departments are faring better than others, but some have been exhausted by an overabundance of students. Although USF offers a variety of majors, clubs, and resources for its students, the hectic environment can sometimes make classes more difficult and confusing than they normally would be.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Total FT Faculty
Faculty with Terminal Degree
Average Faculty Salary
Full-Time Retention Rate
Part-Time Retention Rate
Transfer-Out Rate
Graduation Rate
Programs/Majors Offered
Academic/Career Counseling?
Remedial Services?
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 25%
  • 20 to 49 students: 61%
  • 50 or more students: 14%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of The Arts
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Behavioral & Community Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Marine Science
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Public Health
  • Honors College
  • Patel School of Global Sustainability
  • University College
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Criminology: 2%
  • Psychology: 3%
  • Public Health Studies: 2%
  • Registered Nursing (RN): 3%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • English (including composition)
  • Foreign languages
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college
Other Academic Offerings
  • Accelerated program
  • Cooperative education program
  • Cross-registration
  • Double major
  • Dual enrollment
  • Exchange student program (domestic)
  • Honors program
  • Honors research major
  • Internships
  • Weekend college
Online Courses
USF offers a wide variety of distance learning courses through ECampus. Full degrees are even available online. Most online courses are delivered through the Blackboard system. There is an extra fee for taking online courses ($35), and many require on-campus meetings. Online courses can be found through the normal course schedule search.
Best Places to Study
  • Back hallways of Marshall Student Center
  • Library
  • Outdoor areas
  • Study rooms in Marshall Student Center
Tips to Succeed
  • Do assigned readings (freshmen are exempt from this one).
  • Don't blow all of your money on junk.
  • Don't procrastinate.
  • Don't sleep through your classes.
  • Get involved with campus activities.
  • Hangovers suck on class days, so avoid them.
  • Know how to negotiate your grades.
  • Make friends with your professors.
  • Manage your time wisely.
  • Use the free services at USF. . .there are a ton of them!
Did You Know?
The University is one of only three Florida public universities ranked in the top tier of research activities by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 400 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How often do you:    Based on 206 responses

  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 206 responses

  • 14% This was my dream school.
  • 67% This was one of my top choices.
  • 19% This was a school I settled for (safety school).



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