Tampa, FL
University of South Florida-Main Campus


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Recent Reviews

Sarah
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I enjoy being there. The campus is beautiful, the squirrels are friendly, my classmates and teachers are phenomenal. It feels...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I enjoy being there. The campus is beautiful, the squirrels are friendly, my classmates and teachers are phenomenal. It feels like home. The campus is large, so getting from one building to another can take some time. Parking is really bad, permits are expensive and it's hard to find a parking spot. The facilities are very nice, and there are a ton of dining options. The campus includes both the Contemporary Art Museum and the Carolyn Wilson Gallery, both are always excellent for the eyeballs. There are plenty of activities to get involved in, and a nice spot down the street to drop your kayak in the river.

Hailey
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a huge campus and hard to find your way around. Overall, this campus has a variety of clubs and recreational teams that...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a huge campus and hard to find your way around. Overall, this campus has a variety of clubs and recreational teams that try to get you involved. Student connections are constantly reaching out to students to try to get them a group that they feel safe and comfortable to be in. This is a very accepting, diverse community of people that feels that every opinion matters.

Ariel
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I absolutely love my campus and the people that go there. It’s such a loving atmosphere and I feel so safe on my campus. The ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I absolutely love my campus and the people that go there. It’s such a loving atmosphere and I feel so safe on my campus. The extracurriculars and the classes offered are outstanding. I am so happy that I chose to get my education from USF. Green and gold runs deep in my blood.

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
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 ...

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
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 ...

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
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...

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
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...

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
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 ...

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
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 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.

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  • Tuition & Fees
  • $6,410
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