University of South Florida-St. Petersburg

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University of South Florida-St. Petersburg can be found in St. Petersburg, FL, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Nearly 4,900 students are enrolled at University of South Florida-St. Petersburg.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT scores to University of South Florida-St. Petersburg. A score in the range of 1140 to 1275 on the SAT exam, or 24 to 29 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the University of South Florida-St. Petersburg average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.35 - 3.57. The competition to get accepted at this school runs high, given that only 30 percent of students who applied are granted admission to the school. You can get more information from the admissions office website at usfsp.edu.

Overall University of South Florida-St. Petersburg Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020

27.4%

The overall acceptance rate for University of South Florida-St. Petersburg was reported as 27.4% in Fall 2020 with over 3,400 applications submitted to this school. 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

  • ACT Scores: 24 - 29
  • Average GPA: 3.35 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into University of South Florida-St. Petersburg?

Applicant Selectivity: High

University of South Florida-St. Petersburg has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

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-St. Petersburg has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 35.7%
  • 2017-2018: 39.9%
  • 2018-2019: 38.6%
  • 2019-2020: 27.4%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 31.6%

How Does University of South Florida-St. Petersburg Compare?

27.4%
This School
56.7%
National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of South Florida-St. Petersburg is more than 100% lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Eckerd College67.4%
Florida College75.3%
New College of Florida73.1%
Ringling College of Art and Design63.9%

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 Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)

TotalMaleFemale
Applicants3,39634.1%65.9%
Admitted93031.1%68.9%
Enrolled31730.9%69.1%

Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University of South Florida-St. Petersburg (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading590 - 650
Math550 - 625
Total Score1140 - 1275
ACT®Score Range
English23 - 29
Math21 - 26
Composite Score24 - 29
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