University of South Florida - St Petersburg

Overview


Acceptance Rate
40%
Acceptance Rate by Gender
Percent of Applicants
SAT Score Range
1050 - 1240
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600
ACT Score Range
24 - 27
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36
Tuition & Fees
$16,735
Average Salary in 10 Years
$48,500

Note: 10 years after enrolling at University of South Florida - St Petersburg

University of South Florida - St Petersburg is located in St. Petersburg, Florida. It is a small public school part of the State University System of Florida system and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 4,251 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is somewhat competitive as the acceptance rate is 39.9%.

Popular majors include Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Social Sciences, Psychology, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, and Education. 36% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $39,400.

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About


🗺 140 Seventh Ave S
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
State Florida
🌐www.usfsp.edu

Test Score Range


What test scores do you need to get into University of South Florida - St Petersburg?
SAT Score Range
1050 - 1240
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600
ACT Score Range
24 - 27
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36
Median SAT Score
1145
Out of 1600
Median ACT Score
26
Out of 36
SAT Score Breakdown
SAT Total Score Ranges
SAT Critical Reading Score Ranges
SAT Math Score Ranges
SAT Writing Score Ranges
ACT Score Breakdown
ACT Total Score Ranges
ACT English Score Ranges
ACT Math Score Ranges
SAT Writing Score Ranges

SATs or the ACTs?


Should you take the SATs or the ACTs?
Students Submitting SATs
66%
Students Submitting ACTs
34%

More students take the SATs than the ACTs.

Admissions


University of South Florida - St Petersburg has around 5,575 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 29% decide to enroll at University of South Florida - St Petersburg. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 5,575 applicants 36% are men and 64% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 178 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 56 men.

University of South Florida - St Petersburg's acceptance rate is 39.9%. The acceptance rate for men is 38.4% and the acceptance rate for women is 40.8%.

Applicants


Who applies to University of South Florida - St Petersburg?
Number of Applicants
5,575
Number of Applicants per Spot
9
per spot
Male Applicants
36%
Female Applicants
64%

Acceptance Rate


Getting into University of South Florida - St Petersburg
University of South Florida - St Petersburg Acceptance Rate
39.9%
Getting in
Selective
Male Acceptance Rate
38.4%
Female Acceptance Rate
40.8%

School Popularity


Do Students Want to Go to University of South Florida - St Petersburg?
University of South Florida - St Petersburg Admissions Yield
29%
of accepted students choose to go to University of South Florida - St Petersburg
Male Admissions Yield
29%
Female Admissions Yield
29%

Application


Graduation Rate


Graduation Rate
36%
within 6 years
Men Graduation Rate
35%
Women Graduation Rate
36%
Undergrad Graduation Rate
Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Cost


Can you afford to attend University of South Florida - St Petersburg?
Average Cost After Financial Aid
$12,101
for one year

Source: Dept. of Education
Published Tuition & Fees
$16,735
Excludes housing

Source: Dept. of Education
Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$27,543
per year
In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$16,629
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?
Median Student Debt
$18,750

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
How much will you pay each month?
$199
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of University of South Florida - St Petersburg would expect to pay over 10 years.
Will you be able to pay off your debt?
57%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

University of South Florida - St Petersburg Financial Aid
Students Receiving Financial Aid
84%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education
Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan
46%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at University of South Florida - St Petersburg you can visit www.usfsp.edu/financial-aid/.

University of South Florida - St Petersburg Tuition and Room & Board
Out-of-State Tuition
Total Cost: $27,543
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
In-State Tuition
Total Cost: $16,629
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Career & Salary


How much money will you make after graduating from University of South Florida - St Petersburg?

University of South Florida - St Petersburg students, on average, make $48,500 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 5% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from University of South Florida - St Petersburg
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at University of South Florida - St Petersburg. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
How much will your income increase each year?
5.3%
in early to mid-career

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at University of South Florida - St Petersburg.
Median Earnings of Students from University of South Florida - St Petersburg
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at University of South Florida - St Petersburg.
Male Students: Average Earnings from University of South Florida - St Petersburg
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at University of South Florida - St Petersburg.
Female Students: Average Earnings from University of South Florida - St Petersburg
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at University of South Florida - St Petersburg.
Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at University of South Florida - St Petersburg
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at University of South Florida - St Petersburg.

Return on Education


What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend University of South Florida - St Petersburg? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School
1.8x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at University of South Florida - St Petersburg. Salary is for the number of years after you start at University of South Florida - St Petersburg. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School
1.6x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at University of South Florida - St Petersburg. Salary is for the number of years after you start at University of South Florida - St Petersburg. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
Tuition vs. Earnings
Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.

Teaching


Student-Faculty Ratio
19
students per faculty
Average Professional Salary
$122,671
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-High

Graduate School


Can you go to grad school at University of South Florida - St Petersburg?
Yes
Highest degree: Master's degree

Students


Undergraduate Focus
87%
Undergrads
4,251
Total Students
4,895
undergrads and grad students
Part-Time Students
32%
Students over 25
31%

Student Diversity


Who will be your classmates?
Women
63%
of undergraduates
Men
37%
of undergraduates
Are there more men or more women?
More Women

University of South Florida - St Petersburg has more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 59 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 170 women.

International Students
1%
of undergraduates
Undergraduate Student Diversity at University of South Florida - St Petersburg
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Student Age
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Where are Students from?
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
What do students at University of South Florida - St Petersburg study?
University of South Florida - St Petersburg Popular Majors
Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at University of South Florida - St Petersburg are:

  1. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  2. Social Sciences
  3. Psychology
  4. Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  5. Education
Approximately 77% of students choose to study one of these majors.

Student Satisfaction


Will you be happy at University of South Florida - St Petersburg?
Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate
78%
Undergrad Part-Time Student Retention Rate
54%
Students Who Transfer Out of University of South Florida - St Petersburg
11%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

University of South Florida - St Petersburg has a retention rate of 78% for full-time undergrads, which is neither high nor low.

Transfers


Undergraduate Transfers
603
14% of undergraduates
Transfer In Rate
Medium-Low

University of South Florida - St Petersburg has around 603 students who transfer into the school each year. This is somewhat low at approximately 14% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see University of South Florida - St Petersburg as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

Living in St. Petersburg, Florida


City Violent Crime Rate per 100,000
698
in 2017
Source: FBI
City Rape Rate per 100,000
52
in 2017
Source: FBI

Politics in Florida


Presidential Election Results of 2016
Republican

Politically, Florida tends to be About even. In the 2016 Presidential election, 47% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 49% voted for the Republican party, and 2% voted for neither.

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Average Earnings in 10 Years
Return on Education
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