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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
38.6%
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 39% acceptance rate ranking it #7 in Florida for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,644 out of 4,254 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 36 percent. Only 33% 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
1100-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT
71%
SAT Scores for University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1100
SAT Scores for University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Average SAT Score 1180

SAT Scores you need to get in

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 41 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1100 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 1020. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. The school ranks #13 in Florida for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 71 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 St. Petersburg Campus admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1250 and Above Good >52%
1175 to 1250 Avg + 39%-52%
1100 to 1175 Avg - 27%-39%
1025 to 1100 Reach 18%-27%
Less than 1025 Low <18%
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University of South Florida St. Petersburg ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
29%
ACT Scores for University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 23
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 27
Average ACT Score 25

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 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #12 in Florida for highest average ACT composite score. 29 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
27 and Above Good >52%
25 to 27 Avg + 39%-52%
23 to 25 Avg - 27%-39%
21 to 23 Reach 18%-27%
Less than 21 Low <18%
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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 2,764 1,490 4,254
Accepted 1,105 539 1,644
Acceptance Rate 40% 36% 39%
Enrolled 382 168 550
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 35% 31% 33%

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

71% of students submit their SAT scores to University of South Florida St. Petersburg. 29% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

39% of those who apply are granted admission to University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Admission competition is high and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1100 and 1250. 71% 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 23 and 27. 29% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.