Information for High School Students

Top-rated academics. Excellent value. A diverse and engaged student body. They’re just three of the many reasons to consider USF in your college search! As one of the top two research universities in Florida, USF provides students with the benefit of resources only available at premiere institutions. There’s something for everyone at USF: American Athletic Conference, an innovative Honors College, extensive study abroad and internship programs, interdisciplinary research opportunities, vibrant student life, an ideal location in metropolitan Tampa Bay and more.

Why Choose USF?

You're talented. And we know you have many options for your college career. What makes USF an attractive option? Read on to learn more about the advantages of living and learning at USF's dynamic Tampa campus.

Applying to USF

Apply early! Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis beginning in October. You may apply as early as August of your senior year. Freshman applications are considered for the Spring, Summer and Fall terms.

Already Applied?

If you've already applied to USF, take a look at the next steps you'll need to complete. Many tasks can be completed online, such as checking your application status, submitting required fees, accessing forms and more.

Visiting Campus

Brochures and statistics are a great introduction to a university, but they can only tell you so much. Visit us on campus to see, hear and feel what’s it’s like to be a student at one of Florida’s leading public universities.


USF offers more than 100 undergraduate majors. The Honors College provides alternative programs for academically superior students and several accelerated programs. The Provost’s Scholars Program allows students to complete a bachelor’s degree in three years.


Learn about the costs to attend USF, financial aid, and the competitive, need- and merit-based scholarships available to incoming freshmen.

Student Life

Learn about on-campus housing and dining choices, including options for people with special dietary needs. Student Health Services, Campus Recreation and over 500 student organizations keep students healthy and engaged.

Campus Safety

The well-being of every member of the USF community is a top priority. Learn about the numerous services available to help ensure your student’s safety while at USF.

Find Your Admissions Counselor

Have questions? Get answers and guidance from your admissions counselor!