Chances of getting into University of South Florida Main Campus

University of South Florida Main Campus

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
42.6%
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 43% acceptance rate ranking it #11 in Florida for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 14,940 out of 35,043 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.

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USF Main Campus SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1170-1330
Applicants Submitting SAT
69%
SAT Scores for University of South Florida Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 580
SAT Composite 25th 1170
SAT Scores for University of South Florida Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1330
Average SAT Score 1250

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 29 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1170 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 1090. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1250 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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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
1330 and Above Good >56%
1250 to 1330 Avg + 43%-56%
1170 to 1250 Avg - 31%-43%
1090 to 1170 Reach 21%-31%
Less than 1090 Low <21%
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USF Main Campus ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
31%
ACT Scores for University of South Florida Main Campus
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for University of South Florida Main Campus
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 27

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 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 #7 in Florida for highest average ACT composite score. 31 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
30 and Above Good >59%
27 to 30 Avg + 43%-59%
25 to 27 Avg - 33%-43%
23 to 25 Reach 24%-33%
Less than 23 Low <24%
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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.

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Admission Statistics

University of South Florida Main Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 20,993 14,050 35,043
Accepted 9,082 5,858 14,940
Acceptance Rate 43% 42% 43%
Enrolled 2,598 1,837 4,435
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 31% 30%

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

69% of students submit their SAT scores to USF Main Campus. 31% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

43% 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 1170 and 1330. 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.