The University of South Florida is a large, public 4-year university offering undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral level degrees. The USF System includes three, separately accredited institutions: USF; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee. Serving more than 49,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.6 billion and is ranked 41st in the nation for research expenditures among all universities, public or private.
USF is comprised of 14 colleges offering more than 180 undergraduate majors and concentrations—with some of the most populated colleges being USF Health, Arts & Sciences, Business and Engineering. They also have numerous degree programs at the graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. USF prides itself on being a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success.
USF St. Petersburg offers an intimate, waterfront campus environment with smaller classes and an emphasis on community engagement. It offers more than 40 graduate and undergraduate programs in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business and Education.
USF Sarasota-Manatee similarly offers a smaller, personalized learning setting while its scenic campus is an important piece of Sarasota’s Cultural Corridor. It offers over 40 academic programs with four main dynamic colleges in Business, Hospitality & Tourism Leadership, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, and Science & Mathematics.
Mission and Vision
The University of South Florida's mission is to deliver competitive undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, to generate knowledge, foster intellectual development, and ensure student success in a global environment.
The University of South Florida is a global research university dedicated to student success and positioned for membership in the Association of American Universities (AAU).
As Florida's leading metropolitan research university, USF is dedicated to:
Student access, learning, and success through a vibrant, interdisciplinary, and learner-centered research -environment incorporating a global curriculum.
Research and scientific discovery to strengthen the economy, promote civic culture and the arts, and design and build sustainable communities through the generation, dissemination, and translation of new knowledge across all academic and health-related disciplines.
Partnerships to build significant locally- and globally-integrated university-community collaborations through sound scholarly and artistic activities and technological innovation.
A sustainable economic base to support USF's continued academic advancement.
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