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  • Founded: 1956
  • Undergraduates: 37,027
  • Graduate Students: 10,810
  • Total number of students who received financial aid in 2016-17: 38,638
  • Average financial aid awarded: $10,774
  • Accreditation: Regionally Accredited, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools 
  • Student-faculty ratio: 21:1
  • Average class size: 33 students
  • Faculty & Staff: 15,378
  • Diversity: 41% of students are African American, Black, Asian American, Hispanic, Native American or multiracial. 
  • Countries Represented: 128 and 10% of the total student population

The University of South Florida is a large, public 4-year university offering undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral level degrees. The USF System includes three, separately accredited institutions: USF; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee. Serving more than 50,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.7 billion and is ranked 45th in the nation for research expenditures among all universities, public or private. 

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