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 46,000 students each year.

Students can report either the SAT or ACT exam scores at University of South Florida-Main Campus. A score between 1170 - 1330 on the SAT exam, or 25 - 30 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 3.42 to 3.64 for accepted students. 48% of all students that apply are granted admission to USF, from which 29% 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 2021 is going to be around 42%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall University of South Florida-Main Campus (USF) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of South Florida-Main Campus was reported as 47.6% in Fall 2020 with over 37,000 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 ACT Scores: 25 - 30
  • USF Average GPA: 3.42 - 3.64

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 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for USF has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 46.6%
  • 2017-2018: 45.4%
  • 2018-2019: 42.6%
  • 2019-2020: 47.6%
  • Projected USF Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 42.4%

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

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The acceptance rate for USF is nineteen percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Saint Leo University72.1%
University of Central Florida44.4%
University of Florida36.6%
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide62.0%
Florida Gulf Coast University66.7%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University of South Florida-Main Campus (USF) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading590 - 660
Math580 - 670
Total Score1170 - 1330
ACT®Score Range
English24 - 31
Math23 - 27
Composite Score25 - 30
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