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St. Petersburg, Florida

University of South Florida St. Petersburg Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
39.9%
Admission Difficulty for University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionHigh

How hard is it to get into University of South Florida St. Petersburg and can I get accepted? The school has a 40% acceptance rate. Last year, 2,226 out of 5,575 applicants were admitted making University of South Florida St. Petersburg a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 34 percent. Only 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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University of South Florida St. Petersburg SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1150-1300
Applicants Submitting SAT
66%
SAT Scores for University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1150
SAT Scores for University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1300
Average SAT Score 1230

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

University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus typically requires applicants to be in the top 32 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1150 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 1070. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1230 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 66 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 St. Petersburg Campus admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1300 and Above Good >53%
1225 to 1300 Avg + 40%-53%
1150 to 1225 Avg - 28%-40%
1075 to 1150 Reach 19%-28%
Less than 1075 Low <19%
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University of South Florida St. Petersburg ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
34%
ACT Scores for University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of South Florida St. Petersburg?

Admission data indicates that University of South Florida St. Petersburg regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. 34 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >53%
24 to 26 Avg + 40%-53%
22 to 24 Avg - 28%-40%
20 to 22 Reach 19%-28%
Less than 20 Low <19%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

Admission Statistics

University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,569 2,006 5,575
Accepted 1,456 770 2,226
Acceptance Rate 41% 38% 40%
Enrolled 416 227 643
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 29% 29%

Admission Requirements

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

University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of South Florida St. Petersburg 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=448840 IPEDS survey data for University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus.