University of South Florida-Main Campus (USF)

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USF can be found in Tampa, FL, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. USF enrolls about 42,000 students each year.

Students can report either the SAT or ACT exam scores at University of South Florida-Main Campus. A score between 1590 - 1870 on the SAT exam, or 23 - 28 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the University of South Florida-Main Campus (USF) average GPA ranges from 3.28 to 3.57 for accepted students. 45% of all students that apply are granted admission to USF, from which 30% choose to attend. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the University of South Florida-Main Campus (USF) acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 43%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall University of South Florida-Main Campus (USF) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of South Florida-Main Campus was reported as 45.2% in Fall 2013 with over 28,500 college applications submitted to University of South Florida-Main Campus. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • USF SAT Scores: 1590 - 1870
  • USF ACT Scores: 23 - 28
  • USF Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into University of South Florida-Main Campus?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to University of South Florida-Main Campus is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of South Florida-Main Campus has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 42.4%
  • 2010-2011: 44.5%
  • 2011-2012: 38.0%
  • 2012-2013: 43.2%
  • 2013-2014: 45.2%
  • Projected USF Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 43.2%

How Does University of South Florida-Main Campus (USF) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for USF is twenty-three percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Saint Leo University76.6%
University of Central Florida48.9%
University of Florida46.6%
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide99.4%
Florida Gulf Coast University65.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University of South Florida-Main Campus (USF) (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading530 - 620
Math550 - 640
Writing510 - 610
Total Score1590 - 1870
ACT®Score Range
English23 - 28
Math24 - 27
Composite Score23 - 28
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