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Rank: 204

University of South Florida-Main Campus

Tampa, FLwww.usf.edu
Research touches all academic areas at the University of South Florida's main campus -- whether it's integrative biology, community health, or long-term care. The USF Botanical Garden is used for research and there's even an Institute for Research in Art. The about 50,000 students can choose from the campus's 14 colleges, which include business, education, and arts, but there are also programs in global sustainability, behavioral and community sciences, and marine science. The USF Research Park focuses on biotechnology and life sciences research; other academic institutes and centers across the campus study mental health, migrant education, and urban transportation. Undergrads can get in on the action as well, and USF provides plenty of resources and guidance to get them started. Degree programs with the largest enrollment include health professions, business, and social sciences. All this opportunity comes with an affordable price tag for the university's large and diverse student body. With its large campus based in Tampa Bay, USF calls its student life "a city within a city," a reference to the whopping 600 student organizations and 17 Division I sports teams.
costs
Est. Full Price 2018-2019
$21,900
% of students who get any grants
69%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$12,200
Average price for low-income students
$7,400
admissions
Acceptance rate
47%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1160/26
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
37,076
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
84%
% of need met
59%
% of students who get merit* grants
9%
Average merit grant
$2,684
student success
Graduation rate
67%
Average time to a degree
4.4 years
Average student debt
$19,100
Average salary within 3 years
$46,400
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
29%
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
N/A

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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