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University of the Sciences in Philadelphia - USP


  • Founded in 1956, the University of South Florida is one of the fastest-rising public research universities in the nation with locations in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Lakeland, and Sarasota.
  • With more than 200 majors and degree programs, USF offers world-class academic programs in virtually every field - including anthropology, biochemistry, criminal justice, education, engineering, and geology, to name but a few.
  • As a metropolitan university located in a major urban region, USF offers its students easy access to a wide range of employment, cultural, and recreational opportunities, as well as access to Florida’s finest beaches, Busch Gardens, and historic Ybor City.


  • USF's broad-based undergraduate liberal arts curriculum, enhanced by a highly regarded program of 50-student Learning Communities, solidifies the university’s reputation for academic excellence.
  • A nationally ranked top-tier public research university, USF is distinguished by strong interdisciplinary programs that put the University on the leading edge of research and graduate education. USF offers over 90 master’s degrees, more than 35 doctoral degree programs and one medical degree.
  • There's something for nearly every student at USF: an Honors College for high-ability students, an extensive study abroad and internship program, interdisciplinary research opportunities, and a new Center for Global Solutions that offers students the opportunity to address real-world challenges affecting communities around the world.

Student Life

  • USF is the most broadly diverse public university in Florida, second only to Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in the number of African American and black students currently enrolled. More than 30 percent of the student body is African American, black, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, or multiracial.
  • USF is geographically inclusive, with students from every state, every U.S. territory, and 132 countries around the world.

Residential Life

  • All residence halls are fully air-conditioned, with wall-to-wall carpeting, free local telephone service, voice mail, high-speed Internet access, and cable TV.
  • Single room? Double room? Coed? Traditional? Suite? Studio apartment? USF students choose from a broad array of any living arrangements, floor plans, price ranges, special interest programs, and payment options.
  • More than half of USF undergraduates live in an extended residential community commonly referred to as "Bulls Country."


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