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About University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee (USFSM)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private


4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College




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The University of South Florida Sarasota–Manatee is a public institution located in Sarasota, Florida. It is part of the University of South Florida System. USF Sarasota-Manatee believes a personalized approach to learning makes all the difference. When you join their community, you’re more than just another student. The focus is on you every step of the way: your discoveries, your growth, your dreams.

USFSM was established in 1975 as a regional campus of the University of South Florida. After its creation, the University of South Florida Sarasota–Manatee shared the original campus of New College of Florida, which it adopted as it's honors college for more than two decades. It moved to its new campus in 2006.

USFSM has a student population of 2069 with a student-faculty ratio of 12:1. The student population is predominantly white American with 68%. 

USFSM offers more than forty bachelor's degree, master's degree and certificate programs in four colleges: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Science and Math, Business, Hospitality, and Tourism Leadership. Day, evening, weekend and online classes serve thousands of students annually. 

In addition to offline courses, USF Sarasota-Manatee provides a number of fully online programs to give individuals with busy lifestyles juggling hectic schedules the opportunity to pursue their career aspirations. These programs include undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees, minors, and certificates.

USFSM Accreditation

The university is regionally accredited and is recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to offer various degrees.

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Location & Contact


8350 N Tamiami Trail


Email: N/A
Phone: 9413594200
Fax: 9413594585
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Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.


Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


SAT Range

1136 - 1288

ACT Range

24 - 28

Application Fee




High School GPA


Accept Common App


University of South Florida Sarasota- Manatee follows a very selective admission process which is growing more and more competitive every year. 

The application process is online and applicants can fill the form using the university website. Once you submit the form, you will be evaluated on the basis of your past academic records and test scores.

A candidate must have the SAT/ACT score of at least 1136 - 1288 and 24 - 28 to be eligible for to get into USFSM.

Overall, the application process has the following steps. 

  • Find a major

  • Schedule a visit or contact the admission office

  • Fill the online application form

  • Submit the required documents and test scores

  • Explore financial aid

  • Application status

USFSM Admissions Office

Before applying, the university encourages its applicants to visit the campus or contact the authorities to clear any doubts they have. 


University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee

8350 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34243

Contact - 941-359-4200

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More Information on USFSM Official Website

Want to understand the admissions process, GPA, and SAT/ACT range? Visit our admissions page by clicking below.

Annual Cost to Attend

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Tuition is something that a student will be stressed about after registering for classes. The university at any cost doesn't want a student to discontinue their education because of financial problems. The institution makes sure that the tuition fees are affordable and are easily payable.

The net price to attend the university is $4,705 while the average annual cost is $4,206.

The total one year cost to attend USFSM comes out to be $ 23,220 which includes books & supplies, room & board, and other fees amounting to $1,200, $11,610, and $1,381.

For more information about tuition contact university or visit the official website

Phone - 941-359-4330

Email - admissions@sar.usf.edu


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


Research Funding per Student


Faculty Overview


Male Professors


Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

49 Graduates

Psychology, General

49 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

40 Graduates

Biology, General

34 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

32 Graduates

Social Sciences, General

31 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

30 Graduates


29 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

27 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

27 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

25 Graduates


25 Graduates

Business/Commerce, General

21 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

21 Graduates


14 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

10 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

6 Graduates


Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.






Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%




68% White

3% Unknown

5% Black

16% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

3% Non Resident alien

2% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

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Unknown Location


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Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income


Campus Life


The institution does not provide on-campus housing facilities for students.

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Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


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Campus Food

The institution does not provide any meal plan options.

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Division Sports Nickname

Rocky the Bull

School Colors

green and gold

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

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Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol


Campus Emergency Phones


24-Hour Escort Safety rides


Mobile Campus Emergency Alert


Since the campus life of the students assumes an imperative part of their development and advancement, students at USFSM invest a lot of their time learning from the faculty members. Additionally, the students have an incredible breadth to learn and turn into a change-maker. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones and 24-hr escort safety rides. There are around 38% male and 62% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.




Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$156 - 254

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


Average Aid Per Year


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Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants


USFSM believes that education should be affordable. That’s why the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus offers a variety of financial aid options to help our students achieve their goals and advance their careers without breaking the bank or racking up loan debt. Students can check for their eligibility for different aids by filling the FAFSA application form. 

The financial aid staff welcomes the opportunity to assist students in the application process and discuss financial needs for education. If you have any query regarding the financial aid and scholarships, you contact the university using the information given below.

A candidate must fill in the FAFSA and receive a Student Aid Report to be eligible for financial assistance.

University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee (USFSM) federal school code is 001537.

Contact the USF Sarasota-Manatee Financial Aid Office at 941-359-4459. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Now, these are the following different types of aids and scholarships available to USFSM students.

Gift Aid - $7,916

Federal Grant - $5,553

State Aid - $3,501

Institutional Grants - $2,963

In addition to the above, a student would also receive need and non-need based scholarship amount of $372,876.

The application for USF scholarships for the 2020-2021 award year is now open. Please click here for more details and apply.

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