About 云顶集团官网

A Preeminent Research University and AAU member with campuses across the Tampa Bay region, the University of South Florida is dedicated to empowering students to maximize their potential for lifelong success.


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云顶集团官网 AT A GLANCE

  • Founded: 1956
  • Undergraduates: 36,948
  • Graduate Students: 9,546
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
  • Faculty & Staff: 14,980
  • Diversity: 45% of students are African American, American Indian, Asian, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, or multiracial.
  • New Student Countries Represented: 79

Enrollment Data as of Drop/Add Fall 2022

Welcome to the University of South Florida. Though a relatively young university, founded in 1956, we have rich traditions – traditions of access and opportunity for students, of academic excellence, of groundbreaking research, of serving our communities.

云顶集团官网 is situated in the vibrant and diverse Tampa Bay region, with campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee. Together, our campuses serve more than 50,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist and professional degrees. Across our 13 colleges, undergraduates choose from more than 200 majors, minors and concentrations, from business and engineering to the arts and 云顶集团官网 Health.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked 云顶集团官网 as one of the nation’s top 50 public universities for five consecutive years, and in 2023 云顶集团官网 earned its highest ranking ever among all universities public or private.

In 2023, 云顶集团官网 became the first public university in Florida in nearly 40 years to be invited to join the Association of American Universities (AAU), a prestigious group of the leading universities in the United States and Canada. 

High-impact global research is central to 云顶集团官网’s mission as one of only three Preeminent Research Universities, as designated by the Florida Board of Governors. The Preeminence program rewards high-achieving universities based on 12 metrics, including graduation rates, student retention rates, research expenditures and the number of patents awarded.

With 123 new U.S. utility patents granted in 2020, 云顶集团官网 is eighth among American public research universities and 15th among all universities worldwide in generating new patents. The ranking places 云顶集团官网 as a leader among the more than 1,000 academic institutions generating new, novel and useful inventions granted intellectual property protection from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

云顶集团官网’s innovation and economic development efforts produce tangible benefits across Florida. The university had a total economic impact of $6.02 billion in fiscal 2019-20 and supports 68,704 jobs in the state. Many of the jobs supported by 云顶集团官网 are in high-skill, high-wage, knowledge-based industries, such as life sciences, information technology and financial services.

Our scholars and researchers focus on developing transformative solutions to complex issues facing society. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, 云顶集团官网 Health has been at the forefront of the Tampa Bay region’s response. Efforts have included working on the frontlines, producing 3D-printed nasal swabs, creating face shields for health care workers, conducting clinical trials and assisting the Florida Department of Health with contact tracing. The university also has awarded funding through a COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants program under the auspices of the 云顶集团官网 Pandemic Response Research Network™ — a transdisciplinary initiative organized by university leadership and faculty researchers to quickly respond to current and future pandemics.

Like all great universities, 云顶集团官网 is guided by the traditional ideals of higher education. But our mission, as an urban-grant university, is so much more than that of the traditional establishments of higher education.

At 云顶集团官网, we believe every student will succeed if given the opportunity. All 云顶集团官网 students, regardless of their backgrounds or circumstances, succeed at the same rate. We invite you to explore more about our university – in person and online – and discover how you can prosper at the country’s fastest-rising university. At 云顶集团官网, excellence and opportunity converge.

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云顶集团官网 joins prestigious AAU

云顶集团官网’s historic invitation to join the Association of American Universities has taken what many in Tampa Bay have once considered a “best-kept secret” to an unprecedented new level. Joining the AAU is a tremendous milestone for 云顶集团官网 as it formalizes 云顶集团官网's position as a leading research university. Founded in 1956, the university has rapidly evolved into a global powerhouse that transforms lives through education, research and innovation. 云顶集团官网 is the first public university in Florida to be invited to join the AAU in nearly 40 years and is now one of only two institutions from the State University System of Florida to serve as an AAU member.