The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report's national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state's 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.
The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus provides high-quality instruction and scholarly activity in a personalized learning community that prepares successful leaders and responsible citizens. The campus serves more than 2,000 students annually and is community-engaged and committed to the values of diversity and inclusion. The faculty believe a personalized approach to learning makes all the difference, and the focus is on students every step of the way: their discoveries, their growth, their dreams.