USF Sarasota-Manatee Quick Facts
The University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee (USFSM)provides undergraduate and graduate
course work leading to baccalaureate and master's degrees, as well as
undergraduate and graduate certificate programs. The campus serves more than
4,500 students annually and offers 43 academic programs and certificates.
The architecturally spectacular USF Sarasota-Manatee Campus is located on U.S.
41 (Tamiami Trail) about a half-mile north of University Parkway on the border
of Sarasota and Manatee Counties near Sarasota Bay, the Crosley Mansion, the
John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, and the Sarasota-Bradenton International
Airport. The 100,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art academic facility houses 24
classrooms, a 190-seat lecture/exhibition hall, seminar and video-conferencing
rooms, computer labs, student gathering places, faculty and staff offices, a
technology and learning center, and dining facilities. For the convenience of
our students in North Port, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Englewood, Venice and
Arcadia areas, the
North Port Teaching Center was opened in Fall 2010 and is located at 5920
Pam American Blvd in North Port.
USF Sarasota-Manatee brings the resources of a major public research university to Sarasota and Manatee Counties. The USF System, located in the thriving Tampa Bay area, includes campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota with over 57,000 total students enrolled during the 2012-13 academic year. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching categorizes USF as a very high research university that is also community-engaged.
The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee is accredited by the
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to
award baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at
1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for
questions about the accreditation of the University of South Florida
The University of South Florida, founded in 1956 in Tampa, established limited course offerings in 1974 at two public high schools in the Sarasota-Manatee area to serve local residents, with particular attention to community college graduates and school teachers. In 1975 USF Sarasota-Manatee and New College, a residential liberal arts program, began sharing the current campus location. As of Fall 2006 USF Sarasota-Manatee has its own campus just north of New College on U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail).
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Scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study are available from USF and federal, state, and local sources. The campus financial aid office located in C107 (Student Services Office off the Rotunda) provides detailed information and assists students personally with the application process.
Recommended admission factors include the following:
- A high school grade-point average (GPA) of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale based on grades earned in college preparatory courses. Grades earned in honors (.5), Advanced Placement (1.0), International Baccalaureate (1.0), Dual Enrollment (1.0) or AICE (1.0) courses carry additional weight.
- A diploma from an accredited U.S. high school or a passing score on the General Educational Development (GED) test. Admissions may require additional documentation from unaccredited schools. Students or graduates of non-U.S. high schools, please review the international admissions information.
- ACT test score of 21 in reading and 21 in math or SAT test score of 1000 (500 in critical reading and 500 in quantitative). Writing scores must be submitted for both the ACT and SAT.
Minimum transfer requirements into the junior year include:
- an associate of arts degree (A.A.) from a Florida public community
- an associate of science degree (A.S.) from a Florida public community
college to enter the A.S. to B.S.A.S. program.
- a minimum of 60 transferable semester hours from a regionally-accredited
institution in the United States with at least a 2.0 grade-point average.
NOTE: For admission, some USFSM programs and colleges require additional course work and/or grades above and beyond the minimum transfer requirements.
Each graduate program has specific admission requirements and deadlines. Please be sure to review these for your academic program of interest and submit any additional documentation required. Additional documentation many include scores on the GRE, GMAT, etc. See http://usfsm.edu/academics/graduate/or http://usfsm.edu/admissions/requirements/ for specific program information.
83% of the 69 resident instructional faculty members have a Ph.D. or terminal degree in
their fields. USF Sarasota-Manatee professors are also members of one of the USF
System's Colleges/Schools based in Tampa. Adjunct faculty members are often
retired faculty from prestigious national universities or are carefully selected
for their expertise as practicing professionals in the region.
College of Arts & Sciences Faculty
College of Business Faculty
College of Education Faculty
School of Hotel & Restaurant Management Faculty
Please see our ACADEMIC PROGRAMS PAGE for a listing of USFSM degree programs