University of South Florida

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University of South Florida

University of South Florida

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Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 11 Review

Nightlife:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars

Student Ratings

Reviews for University of South Florida

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

Overall the school is pretty good, and it should be, because it is in the top 50 for research universities nation wide. I was pleasantly surprised that USF offered their students scholarships to attend because other Florida universities such as UF do not offer any. By far the best experiences i have had so far with the university was meeting excellent professors and staff. My Arts & Humanities professor is a brilliant individual and simply because of him i am reevaluating my major in Engineering. He understands and has spent a lot of time researching how humans are impacting the earth and how the current life style is sustainable in the near future. He is trying to educate his students on this along with flourishing as an individual in the hopes that he can help people realize the reality that is coming so that they can attempt to fix it. This has made me question whether i should opt out of a Bio-medical Engineers life, where i could help people on a small scale; or go for a life that is in the pursuit of making the world a better place in all aspects so that humans can flourish. The effort would be extravagant, but it may be the only thing that keeps the human life style recognizable to what it is today and bring upon an age of flourishing to the people. I have also met with the Associate Dean of the Honors college on multiple occasions and he has told me that i should go backpacking in Europe because it is a valuable life experience not merely a tourist experience. So i am hoping that i can go this summer if i am able to have the money resources for it and find someone to go with. If you as a student get offered into the Honors College take it! I am in it and even though certain honors classes are required i have definitely learnt the most so far in it and would never take it back.

Academics

USF has many different programs for students that already have a specific career path in mind such as pre-law, pre-med, 7 year medical and Engineering. In each of these they already have the classes picked out that each student should take and has them on an easy to read flow chart so that the student can easily determine what's next. So far all of the professors and Graduate Assistants i have had have been very good and kind people that are willing to help students if they are willing to help themselves too. My workload wasn't too intense this semester but then again my classes weren't very difficult yet. The class size depends entirely on what the class is for instance 2 of my classes were 20-30 people, 1 was 30-40 and the other 2 were 100+ people lecture halls.

College Life

There are over 600 clubs registered with USF so if a prospective student has a specific interest there is a good chance there is a club for them! Aside from people crossing the street without looking and people on their phones while driving ( i'm sure this is pretty universal though) the atmosphere is pretty good. For safety are blue light post every 100 yards or so that are lit up so that if someone is attacked or such they can run to the pole and press the button alerting the campus police department on their location and they will send units immediately. Also at night if someone doesn't feel safe they can call the SAFE team which are volunteers that drive golf carts to come pick them up and take the person to wherever they needed to go and it is free! USF has all of the common athletics among colleges from football to softball or soccer and i have noticed quite a lot of school spirit regardless of how the teams are doing. Definitely a lot of pride at USF. Luckily because USF is located in a major city there are always things to do on the weekend. All that has to be done is a little studying up on what is in the area and where it's located and then one has a great night full of fun.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Overall

The University of South Florida in my opinion, is a University that gives you the full college experience. First and foremost, in order to feel the college experience you must be active! I really enjoy the diversity that is at the college. The moment you walk into the student center you can see and feel diversity. The best thing about it, is that everyone enjoys the diversity and a lot of students try to take benefit from it. Meeting people from all around the world and learning something new everyday is something that is up for grabs if one is willing to put the effort. There are many student organizations that are available. And there is no doubt in my mind that each and every single student can find their selves in. You have to put in a little effort to receive some kind of satisfaction! I also believe the academics of the University are high in ranks and so much can be achieved. With a little bit of effort, one can go a long way, as long as they are determined and consistent. The rest comes on its own!

Academics

I believe the academics of the University are high in ranks and so much can be achieved. Each professor has their own style of teaching, but in the end it is really up to the individual. Same goes for academics, you have to put the effort in to see results. The professors thus far, have been great. Depending on which course you are taking and how involved you are, it will determine the outcome. With a little bit of effort, one can go a long way, as long as they are determined and consistent. One thing I learned is, you must have passion for whatever you are doing, especially your studies. Pick a field that you are passionate about and that you will enjoy.

College Life

I have already included some information in the first Overall discussion. In addition, the safety of the school is overall satisfactory for me. I never felt frightened while I was walking on a late night, etc. The University has a great gym. Included is a basketball court, workout gym, swimming pool, which is very important and plays a big role on the success of college students. Depeneding on which organization you are apart of, various activities take place numerous times throughout the school week as well as on weekends.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Overall

I like the teachers. They pretty chill and fun, connecting with students and joking often, rather than being strict and serious constantly.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Overall

The University of South Florida has provided me with several opportunities to be successful and grow as a person. I have made countless friends and have thoroughly enjoyed my first two semesters.

Academics

My work load is alot to keep up with but I'm enjoying what I'm learning. I especially love my American Sign Language class.

College Life

I'm apart of "The National Society of Leadership and Success" and Navigators. Both of these organizations fill up a great deal of my free time but I love them.


Former Student - Last Attended 2012

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Overall

I was supposed to go to the St. Pete campus but I didn't like the area. I will be transferring to another university.


Parent of Student

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Overall

Diversity of campus life. Do your research. Makesurealldocuments aresubmitted on time.Be prepared for offcampus parking. Beautiful campus. Off campus housing: drive around and check for security. Night-life at it's best. Close to beaches and historic sites.

Academics

Take a full workload, but research instructors first. Be prepared to experience learning with mostly traditional students. Numerous choices of majors and minors. Graduate programs diverse. On campus or online classes available. Satellite locations in area. Library needs makeover,but sufficient for basic research. Needs larger computer/media center. Wait list for on-campus dorms.

College Life

Clubs and organizations mostly for traditional students. Security is minimal. Nightlife on campus quiet. Few on campus weekend activities. Athletic leagues well supported. Needs to incorporate traditional and non-traditional students activities, clubs, and organizations. Disability support center excellent.


Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Overall

My tour of the University of South Florida was a great overall experience. The campus is quite large and there is a lot to see, but a few factors were memorable like the business building that was built underground to save on energy costs and emissions. South Florida is very hot so if I were to go back, I would choose to take a tour in the fall to avoid the summer heat.

Academics

University of South Florida is most known for a few programs like the medical school including doctorates as well as nursing and the school of education. The class sizes are average, approximately 25 students in each class room and the workload is manageable especially with the free tutoring and resources the school offers to the students.

College Life

Throughout the campus, emergency poles are present so if you feel unsafe or just don't want to walk all the way back to the dorm, you can call for a ride or for help. There are hundreds of clubs and organizations on campus that vary from Division I football to a quittich team as well as sororities and fraternities. Being only 30 minutes away from Downtown Tampa, there are plenty of things to do for fun in such a metropolitan area including the nightlife areas like ybor or things like bowling alleys. There is something for every student to enjoy at University of South Florida.


Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Overall

Everything Was Amazing. All The Students Were Lively And Helpful And Well Mannered And Respectful. The Food Was So Good. I Loved The Basketball Team As Well. The Girls One Of Course. The Boys One Was Good Too. I Just Love The School.

Academics

The Teacher I Might Was Awesome. He Was A Math Teacher Also So We Got Along Great. The Class Was About 32 Kids Deep And Very Active. I Loved The Nursing Program Which Im Attending Next Fall. I Cant Wait To Attend This School.

College Life

The School Is So Big And The Kids Were So Talkative I Thought I Was Actually Going To The School. The Clubs I Seen Were Very Active And The Sorority's Looked Great To Me. They Were Very Social And Creative With Things.


Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars

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