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Overview of the University of South Florida

The University of South Florida (USF) is a high-impact, global research university located in beautiful Tampa Bay on Florida's spectacular west coast. It is one of the largest public universities in the nation, and among the top 50 universities, public or private, for federal research expenditures. The university is one of only four Florida public universities classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of research universities, a distinction attained by only 2.3 percent of all universities. More than 47,000 students are enrolled in the USF System, a system with an annual budget of $1.5 billion and an annual economic impact of $3.7 billion. The university's main Tampa campus is home to USF Health, which includes the Morsani College of Medicine, the College of Nursing, the College of Public Health, the College of Pharmacy, School of Physical Therapy and the School of Biomedical Sciences and the College of Pharmacy.

USF offers 230 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialty and doctoral levels. More than 2,000 distinguished scholars, researchers and expert teachers, nearly all holding PhDs or the highest degrees in their fields, make up the USF faculty - including the 2012 U.S. Professor of the Year.

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