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University of South Florida--St. Petersburg is a public institution that was founded in 1965. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,170, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 50 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of South Florida--St. Petersburg's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 80. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,716 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $15,638 (2013-14).
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The University of South Florida St. Petersburg offers distinctive graduate and undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences, business, and education within a close-knit, student-centered learning community that welcomes individuals from the region, state, nation and world. We conduct wide-ranging, collaborative research to meet society's needs and engage in service projects and partnerships to enhance the university and community's social, economic and intellectual life. As an integral and complementary part of a multi-institutional system, USF St. Petersburg retains a separate identity and mission while contributing to and benefiting from the associations, cooperation, and shared resources of a premier national research university.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to University of South Florida--St. Petersburg, it's important to note the application deadline is April 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due April 1. The application fee at University of South Florida--St. Petersburg is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 45.8 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||45.8%|
|Application deadline||April 15|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||April 1|
The student-faculty ratio at University of South Florida--St. Petersburg is 21:1, and the school has 21.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of South Florida--St. Petersburg include: Accounting; Business/Commerce, General; Finance, General; Psychology, General; and Teacher Education, Multiple Levels. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 67.3 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||15%|
|Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates|
University of South Florida--St. Petersburg has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,170, with a gender distribution of 40.1 percent male students and 59.9 percent female students.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||N/A|
Campus Info & Services
University of South Florida--St. Petersburg offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. University of South Florida--St. Petersburg also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of South Florida--St. Petersburg, 51 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at University of South Florida--St. Petersburg.
|Students who have cars on campus||51%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At University of South Florida--St. Petersburg, 70.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,410.
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|In-state tuition and fees||$5,716 (2013-14)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$15,638 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$9,190 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data