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USF Main Campus Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

46.6%
Admission Difficulty for University of South Florida Main Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into USF Main Campus? The school has a 47% acceptance rate. Last year, 13,350 out of 28,628 applicants were admitted making USF Main Campus a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 30 percent. University of South Florida Main Campus typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1140-1310
Applicants Submitting SAT
53%
SAT Scores for University of South Florida Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1140
SAT Scores for University of South Florida Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1310
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of South Florida Main Campus?

University of South Florida Main Campus typically requires applicants to be in the top 34 percent of SAT test takers. 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 1055. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1225 out of 1600. 53 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of South Florida Main Campus admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1310 and Above Good >60%
1225 to 1310 Avg + 47%-60%
1140 to 1225 Avg - 34%-47%
1055 to 1140 Reach 23%-34%
Less than 1055 Low <23%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
24-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
47%
ACT Scores for University of South Florida Main Campus
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for University of South Florida Main Campus
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 28
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into USF Main Campus?

Admission data indicates that USF Main Campus regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. 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. 47 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of South Florida Main Campus.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of South Florida Main Campus admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >60%
26 to 28 Avg + 47%-60%
24 to 26 Avg - 34%-47%
22 to 24 Reach 23%-34%
Less than 22 Low <23%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.86
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into University of South Florida Main Campus. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of South Florida Main Campus was 3.86 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to USF Main Campus will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of South Florida Main Campus students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 64% Good
3.50 to 3.75 19% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 11% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 5% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 1% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

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Admission Statistics

University of South Florida Main Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 16,858 11,770 28,628
Accepted 7,881 5,469 13,350
Acceptance Rate 47% 46% 47%
Enrolled 2,326 1,727 4,053
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 32% 30%

Fall 2018 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Mar 1, 2018
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2018 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 1, 2018.

Admission Requirements

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

University of South Florida Main Campus Admission Requirements
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

High School Credits Accepted at University of South Florida Main Campus
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.