About Tampa


Tampa was named one of the most diverse, integrated urban areas in the United States by the US Census Bureau. There are plenty of museums and attractions in the Greater Tampa Bay area to occupy your free time such as Busch Gardens, The Florida Aquarium, The Clearwater Marine Aquarium (home of Winter the Dolphin), The Glazer Children’s Museum, and much more!

Of course who can forget our beaches. The Bay Area beaches are ranked as some of the top beaches in the US by various travel magazine and websites.


Tampa is home to 3 professional sports teams: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, The Tampa Bay Rays and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Plus, MLB Spring training brings the New York Yankees, the Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates and the Toronto Blue Jays to the area. We also have a Minor League Baseball Team, the Tampa Yankees, and a North American Soccer League, the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

The following links include information about Tampa, USF, and USF Health. If you are considering applying for our program or will be visiting for an interview, we invite you to visit the sites below to learn more about the greater USF and Tampa community.

Tampa Chamber of Commerce

Tampa In-Town Guide and Map

USF Visitor's Guide

USF Magazine

Apartment Guide Tampa

Rent Tampa Bay

A large number of technological, insurance and financial firms call Tampa their home. Not only does this help stimulate Tampa’s economy, but also gives employment opportunity for your spouses.

Here are the Top 10 Largest Public Companies headquartered in Tampa Bay:

Tech Data Corp.

Jabil Circuit Inc.

Wellcare Health Plans

Bloomin’ Brands

Raymond James Financial

HSN, Inc.

TECO Energy Inc.

Cott Corp.

Brown & Brown

Sykes Enterprises