|Admission Standards||Very High|
How hard is it to get into USF Main Campus and can I get accepted? The school has a 49% acceptance rate ranking it #11 in Florida for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 19,054 out of 38,696 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 26 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. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
You must submit admission test scores with your application. University of South Florida Main Campus is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||590|
|SAT Math 25th||570|
|SAT Composite 25th||1160|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||660|
|SAT Math 75th||660|
|SAT Composite 75th||1320|
|Average SAT Score||1240|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of South Florida Main Campus?
University of South Florida Main Campus typically prefers applicants to be in the top 31 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1160 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 1080. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 out of 1600. The school ranks #6 in Florida for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 69 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1320 and Above||Good||>62%|
|1240 to 1320||Avg +||49%-62%|
|1160 to 1240||Avg -||36%-49%|
|1080 to 1160||Reach||25%-36%|
|Less than 1080||Low||<25%|
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||24|
|ACT Math 25th||23|
|ACT Composite 25th||25|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||31|
|ACT Math 75th||28|
|ACT Composite 75th||30|
|Average ACT Score||27|
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 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 in Florida for highest average ACT composite score. 31 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of South Florida Main Campus.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|30 and Above||Good||>64%|
|27 to 30||Avg +||49%-64%|
|25 to 27||Avg -||39%-49%|
|23 to 25||Reach||29%-39%|
|Less than 23||Low||<29%|
What GPA do you need to get into University of South Florida Main Campus?
Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into USF Main Campus. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of South Florida Main Campus was 4.01 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #4 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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||19.0%||Avg -|
|3.50 to 3.74||14.0%||Reach|
|3.25 to 3.49||9.0%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.24||3.0%||Low|
|2.50 to 2.99||0%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.49||0%||Low|
|1.00 to 1.99||0%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
66% 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||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||32%|
|Top 25% of class||66%|
|Top 50% of class||91%|
|Lower 50% of class||9%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||29%||32%||30%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 1, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to University of South Florida Main Campus is $30.
What are the requirements for admission to University of South Florida Main Campus and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Considered but not required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
69% of students submit their SAT scores to USF Main Campus. 31% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
49% of those who apply are granted admission to USF Main Campus. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1160 and 1320. 69% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 25 and 30. 31% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.