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University of South Florida

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Univ. of South Florida Says...

When considering your application for admission as a first-time-in-college freshman, the admissions office calculates a student's GPA in core academic courses -- English, mathematics, science, social science and foreign language. The rigor of high school curriculum as measured by Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, honors and dual enro... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

4202 East Fowler Avenue

SVC-1036

Tampa, FL 33620-9951

United States

Phone: 813-974-3350

Fax: 813-974-9689

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Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 93
SAT:
% Submitting Score:56%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:530 - 620
     Math Middle 50%:550 - 640
     Writing Middle 50%:510 - 610
ACT:
% Submitting Score:44%
     ACT Middle 50%:23 - 28
Average High School GPA:3.86
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:63.5%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:18.8%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:11.2%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:4.9%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:1.4%
     % with GPA 2.0 - 2.49:0.2%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:35.68%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:65.47%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:95%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 28,512
Total applicants who are accepted: 12,900
Total of accepted students who enroll: 3,696
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 89%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $30.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Regular Application Deadline: 03/01
Priority Application Date: 03/01
Notification Begins: 10/01
Regular Notification Date: 04/15
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: 05/01
Housing Deposit Deadline: 8/1
Housing Deposit Amount: $225.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: Yes, in part
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 1 semester
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Considered
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Important
Application Essay:Considered
Recommendation(s):Considered
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Considered
Talent / Ability:Considered
Character / Personal Qualities:Considered
First Generation:Important
Alumni/ AE Relation:Not Considered
Geographical Residence:Considered
State Residency:Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Not Considered
Volunteer Work:Considered
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Not Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Total Academic Units:19
     English:4
     Mathematics:4
     Science:3
     Lab Science:2
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:3
     Academic Electives:3
Academic Units Recommended:
     Total Academic Units:21
     English:4
     Mathematics:4
     Science:3
     Lab Science:3
     Foreign Language:4
     Social Studies:3
     Academic Electives:3
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    93
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    530 - 620
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    550 - 640
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    510 - 610
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    23 - 28
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.86
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    03/01
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