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USF Main Campus Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into USF Main Campus? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 13,566 out of 30,393 applicants or 45% were admitted making USF Main Campus a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. Only 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 17,665 12,728 30,393
Accepted 8,034 5,532 13,566
Acceptance Rate 45% 43% 45%
Enrolled 2,389 1,775 4,164
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 32% 31%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of South Florida Main Campus and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that USF Main Campus regularly accepts students with ACTs of 24 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. 48 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of South Florida Main Campus.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1140 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1045. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1235 out of 1600. 52 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1140 1330
SAT Reading 580 670
SAT Math 570 660
ACT Composite 24 28
ACT English 23 29
ACT Math 23 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

 What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >58%
26 to 28 Avg + 45%-58%
24 to 26 Avg - 32%-45%
22 to 24 Reach 22%-32%
Less than 22 Low <22%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1330 and Above Good >58%
1235 to 1330 Avg + 45%-58%
1140 to 1235 Avg - 32%-45%
1045 to 1140 Reach 22%-32%
Less than 1045 Low <22%

Estimated GPA Requirements

University of South Florida Main Campus has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of South Florida Main Campus and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=137351 IPEDS survey data for University of South Florida Main Campus.