Founded in 1956, the University of South Florida has become the second largest university in the Southeast, with a student body of 36,000 on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and Lakeland, as well as its centers in downtown Tampa, New Port Richey and northern Pinellas County. USF's national reputation as a dynamic research university is attracting the nation's best and brightest scholars.
USF ranks among the nation's elite research institutions according to the prestigious Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Last fiscal year USF faculty researchers undertook sponsored-research projects totaling more than $171 million. Students have access to more than 200 undergraduate, masters, specialist and doctoral programs, including the doctor of medicine.
Located in the Tampa Bay region -- one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas of the nation -- USF has formed vital partnerships with business leaders and organizations, USF is key in the creation and development of the Florida High Technology Corridor from Florida's East Coast along Interstate-4 to the Gulf coast. This area is home to more than 3,000 thriving high-tech companies. – less – More from ZoomInfo »