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

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
27.4%
Admission Difficulty for University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionHigh
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How hard is it to get into University of South Florida St. Petersburg and can I get accepted? The school has a 27% acceptance rate ranking it #2 in Florida for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 930 out of 3,396 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 difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 30 percent. Only 34% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. University of South Florida St. Petersburg 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.

University of South Florida St. Petersburg SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1140-1275
Applicants Submitting SAT
71%
SAT Scores for University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1140
SAT Scores for University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 625
SAT Composite 75th 1275
Average SAT Score 1210

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 34 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1140 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 1210 out of 1600. The school ranks #8 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

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
1275 and Above Good >39%
1207 to 1275 Avg + 27%-39%
1140 to 1207 Avg - 18%-27%
1073 to 1140 Reach 11%-18%
Less than 1073 Low <11%
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University of South Florida St. Petersburg ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
24-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
29%
ACT Scores for University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 26
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 University of South Florida St. Petersburg?

Admission data indicates that University of South Florida St. Petersburg 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 #10 in Florida for highest average ACT composite score. 29 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >41%
26 to 29 Avg + 27%-41%
24 to 26 Avg - 19%-27%
22 to 24 Reach 14%-19%
Less than 22 Low <14%
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University of South Florida St. Petersburg GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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Admission Statistics

University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,237 1,159 3,396
Accepted 641 289 930
Acceptance Rate 29% 25% 27%
Enrolled 219 98 317
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 34% 34% 34%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus is $30.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus?

27% of those who apply are granted admission to University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Admission competition is high and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1140 and 1275. 71% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 24 and 29. 29% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.