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USF Main Campus Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into University of South Florida Main Campus

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
45.4%
Admission Difficulty for University of South Florida Main Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into USF Main Campus and can I get accepted? The school has a 45% acceptance rate ranking it #8 in Florida for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 14,490 out of 31,944 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 very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 24 percent. University of South Florida Main Campus typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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USF Main Campus SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1220-1370
Applicants Submitting SAT
59%
SAT Scores for University of South Florida Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 630
SAT Math 25th 590
SAT Composite 25th 1220
SAT Scores for University of South Florida Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 690
SAT Composite 75th 1370
Average SAT Score 1300

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 22 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1220 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 1140. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1300 out of 1600. The school ranks #6 in Florida for highest average SAT composite score. 59 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
1370 and Above Good >58%
1295 to 1370 Avg + 45%-58%
1220 to 1295 Avg - 32%-45%
1145 to 1220 Reach 22%-32%
Less than 1145 Low <22%
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USF Main Campus ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
24-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
41%
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 30
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 26

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 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #9 in Florida for highest average ACT composite score. 41 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
29 and Above Good >61%
26 to 29 Avg + 45%-61%
24 to 26 Avg - 35%-45%
22 to 24 Reach 26%-35%
Less than 22 Low <26%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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. The school ranks #5 in Florida for highest average GPA. 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 Competitiveness
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

High School Class Rank

65% of University of South Florida Main Campus freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of South Florida Main Campus students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 36%
Top 25% of class 65%
Top 50% of class 76%
Bottom 50% of class 24%
Bottom 25% of class 35%

Admission Statistics

University of South Florida Main Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 18,995 12,947 31,944
Accepted 8,665 5,825 14,490
Acceptance Rate 46% 45% 45%
Enrolled 2,386 1,779 4,165
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 31% 29%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
106

Applicants have 106 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to USF Main Campus before the Mar 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 7 Dec 20
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19

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.