Tampa, FL
University of South Florida-Main Campus


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Recent Reviews

Sofia
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of South Florida is a very good school. The teachers are intelligent and accessible and the facilities, for th...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of South Florida is a very good school. The teachers are intelligent and accessible and the facilities, for the most part, are nice and well kept. I have learned a lot as a student here and I have no doubt that I will continue to do so.

Taylor
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If you want to join a club but it doesn't exist yet, you can easily start one. There are always people advertising something ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

If you want to join a club but it doesn't exist yet, you can easily start one. There are always people advertising something like a club or an event. There is ALWAYS an event with free food going on somewhere on campus. The only downside is the lack of parking. If you commute and don't get there early in the morning, you aren't parking.

Deborah
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The campus is beautiful and the classes are a great size and informative. I enjoy my professors and how easy it is to access ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The campus is beautiful and the classes are a great size and informative. I enjoy my professors and how easy it is to access them and ask questions even if I cannot attend office hours. I do not agree with their degree progression policy but aside from that I am happy and proud to be a Bull.

Sara
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Pros: There isn't much diversity in the food selection on campus, but the ones that are on campus are mostly good. Argos Flip...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Pros: There isn't much diversity in the food selection on campus, but the ones that are on campus are mostly good. Argos Flip Kitchen has delicious options. The campus is large, and there are a several places one could go to to relax, including a small, lake-front faux-beach with hammocks and some huge pergolas shaded with Bougainvillea vines. The campus has separate buildings for the various majors, and the lecture halls are generally well suited for the classes, though some are behind in technology. The weight-lifting area of the gym is large, taking up two floors, and it contains a wide variety of equipment. It's no LAFit, but it's close. The shower area is also roomy and CLEAN, and it offers lockers for daily use. The campus has emergency phone-access points around campus for ANYONE to use if they are having a health emergency or if they feel unsafe. Unfortunately, there are only ninety of these. That may sound like a lot, but in the area surrounding the dorms, a victim may need to run around a building or two just to find one. that said, they are lit up with a bright blue bulb. The campus is kept looking immaculate, though every single plant/tree you come across has been cultivated, since all the original trees were cleared...so it's not REALLY a "tree campus", like it bosts. USF campus police are a different breed of police officers. They certainly take their work serious, but they don't take themselves too seriously, so you can actually have a conversation with one of these guys/gals. Plus, most of them are pretty nice and will answer any question. Cons: The registration and admissions office seems to be run by either students or other individuals not well-trained for their position. Speaking personally, when I first started at USF, I had experienced some nightmare situations while trying to get information from the admissions office and the registration office. The school accepts more students than it can handle. For example: they accept hundreds of students into a science lecture, but then only offer a handle full of co-req laboratory classes. I have to wait an entire year to take a required lab, even though I have already taken the lecture, because they didn't offer enough seats to cover every student AND they don't offer the lab year-round. Second example: parking is horrendous, as there aren't enough parking spots for everyone and there aren't any commuter lots. They do have parking garages though, but those aren't monitored for traffic, so if you accidentally enter one at rush hour, you'll be stuck in a traffic jam for at least 30-minutes... maybe more. You can't park anywhere on-campus without paying, not even at night or on the weekends. The library isn't open 24/7; in fact the library hours can change and are haphazardly arranged. For example, on Fridays students are escorted out of the building at 5:45pm. Yes, I said "escorted". Furthermore, the library doesn't appear to have updated its texts in a long while, and the school only offers access to a few online journals and archival sites, which can make research inconvenient. The gym has short hours and a lot of nit-picky rules, such as: you can't bring an outside beverage in, if it doesn't have a screw-on lid....that is, unless you're an employee. So, leave your tropical smoothie in the car. The gym is kind of small for the campus population-size, and it frequently hosts events for off-campus groups, which causes several problems: 1) parking access (for the gym) becomes hard to find 2) the courts and in-door track become unavailable 3) driving around campus becomes a nightmare, and you WILL MOST DEFINITELY see at least one car accident during this time. USF has a bad habit of hiring teachers and TAs who have trouble communicating efficiently and effectively. The school doesn't offer GPA renewal for older students, and it only offers course-auditing to senior citizens.

Marissa
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The University of South Florida is a beautiful campus with classes and experiences to satisfy anyone looking forward to a big...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of South Florida is a beautiful campus with classes and experiences to satisfy anyone looking forward to a big University life. There is no shortage of (delicious) dining options on and off campus that accommodate all dietary needs and preferences. Between activities such as movies on the lawn, concerts at the Yuengling center, pool parties, two gyms, and sports events that scream school spirit, there’s never a dull moment on campus. Though the excitement can be a bit overwhelming for some, 24 hour library access and an assortment of studying and reviewing options are available to make sure to keep your studies on track. Long story short, USF’s campus and friendly staff and students are guaranteed to make you feel at home and ready to learn. Welcome to bulls country!

Faith
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I really enjoy the atmosphere but at times it does feel really crowded. The student life is very lively and there's a lot of ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I really enjoy the atmosphere but at times it does feel really crowded. The student life is very lively and there's a lot of involvement groups to take part in. In terms of getting help with advisors it's almost impossible to get a face to face appointment with anyone and most of the time I feel not important and it causes me more stress.

Andrew
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The campus is very large and the students seem very proud to be Bulls. I am excited to start this semester, meet new people a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The campus is very large and the students seem very proud to be Bulls. I am excited to start this semester, meet new people and professors, and I am ready to learn something new. I am not living in the on-campus housing, but I have heard good things about it.

Rhoda
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USF is a very diverse university. Students are of all ethnicities, ages, and cultures. The majors offered at the university a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

USF is a very diverse university. Students are of all ethnicities, ages, and cultures. The majors offered at the university are current and focused. Students and faculty come from all over the world to learn and teach at the university, so it says a lot about USF's importance.

Bernadette
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At first my first thought of the University of South Florida would be described as “negative”....I did not think it would hav...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

At first my first thought of the University of South Florida would be described as “negative”....I did not think it would have a college town feeling to it. Once I toured it, I felt at home and I love the size of the school. I love how it is not too far from home where if I need to go to my doctor I can do so without having to change my doctor and therapist. The campus is easy to grasp and is hard to get lost.

David
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A perfect blend of Academic and social life for beginning freshman and students that are career minded. If you put forth th...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

A perfect blend of Academic and social life for beginning freshman and students that are career minded. If you put forth the effort, the rewards are endless. I graduated almost 60 years ago and recently visited the campus. The people were still friendly and the staff very helpful. For a large school, USF has been able to maintain a sense of common interest among all students concerning their educational goals, in other words "We are here to succeed" and the University is here to help me. I am retired now, but after my graduation back in 1968 I was prepared to pursue my dreams in the business world. I owned and managed three companies successfully and raised a family. I know that my education and experience at USF was a major benefit towards my success and well being.

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