The University of South Florida is a place where the unforgettable is part of the everyday -where intellectual, social and professional growth is the norm. With more than 45,000 students, USF is among America's largest and most dynamic national research universities. Located in the beautiful Tampa Bay region of Florida's Gulf Coast, USF offers nearly 200 degree programs at the bachelor's, masters, specialist and doctoral level, including the doctor of medicine. Undergraduate programs are offered in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Visual and Performing Arts and Nursing. USF creates a dynamic learning environment where students actively participate in the discovery of new knowledge. The university's faculty are world-class scholars and dedicated teachers who often provide research opportunities to undergraduates, including freshmen. With a 19:1 student to faculty ratio and a freshman class average of 37 students, USF students work side-by-side with professors in a dynamic learning environment as active participate in the discovery of new knowledge. USF is nationally recognized for its diverse student body and is ranked in the top 20 on the Diverse Student Population List for the last three years by The Princeton Review's The Best 361 Colleges. USF students come from every state in the U.S. and more than 125 countries around the world, and more than a third of USF undergraduate students are African American, Black, Asian American, Hispanic or Native American. While USF’s main research campus is located in Tampa, more than 11,000 students study at our three regional campuses located in Lakeland, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota-Manatee. Our regional campuses offer the atmosphere of a small college coupled with the resources and prestige of one of the country’s fastest-growing research universities. USF is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition, a number of scientific, professional, and academic bodies confer accreditation in specific disciplines and groups of disciplines.
The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.
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The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security