University of South Florida
The University of South Florida is an institution like no other. Founded in 1956, it has redefined what it means to be a young university, breaking records and forging ahead to challenge even its oldest peer institutions. With incredible velocity, it has advance communities and pioneer new higher education standards. The university embraces the unknown. Conquer it. And then do it again.
The USF’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. Across its 14 colleges, undergraduates choose from over 180 majors and concentrations, from Business and Engineering to The Arts and USF Health. With a proven track record of commitment to student success, USF offers a path for every student. Each academic program strives to meet the needs of individual learners and turn knowledge and experience into career preparedness. University’s graduate programs continues to number among the best, according to the U.S. News and World Report, with eight programs ranking in the top 50 in 2018.
The Contemporary Art Museum presents significant exhibitions of contemporary art from around the world and maintains the university's art collection, comprised of more than 5,000 works. Graphic studio is a world-renowned research atelier. Over 100 leading international contemporary artists have created more than 600 limited edition fine art works at the studio in collaboration with the university's master printers. Centre Gallery is a free, student-run exhibition space in the Marshall Student Center showcasing innovative, contemporary art.
With more than 600 clubs and student organizations, plus 19 varsity sports, an active student government and a thriving arts scene, USF truly has something for everyone. Students can plan the Homecoming parade, learn to dance the Tango, cheer on the Bulls at Raymond James Stadium, and write for The Oracle, volunteer in the community and so much more.
USF is situated in the vibrant and diverse Tampa Bay region, with campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota. Its main campus is located in the heart of Tampa Bay.
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