32%

Acceptance Rate

1136 - 1288

SAT Range

24 - 28

ACT Range

University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee (USFSM) Admissions

This may be Bulls Country, but we’re not your typical herd. We at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee (USFSM) tailor educational paths to every student’s goals and interests. We know everyone by name and we have an established support system dedicated to your success – even after commencement. 

With this motto, the University of South Florida Sarasota, Manatee invites you to its application process. 

The admission process begins with a decision to select a major. Once you have done that, you need to fill the online application form and pay a fee of $ 30. The university evaluates the applicants on the basis of their test scores and past academic records. 

You can contact the admission office if you have any queries:

Degree Contact Details
Undergraduate Students admissions@usf.edu
International Undergraduate Students international@usf.edu
Graduate Students gradadmissions@usf.edu

 

Admission office address

8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243 

Contact number -  941-359-4200


USFSM Admissions Process

The admission process has the following steps. 

  • View the application submission deadlines to make sure you apply before the deadline.

  • Submit an application at the link above. The application takes about 30 minutes to complete and is used for freshman, transfer, and graduate admissions. You may also save your progress and return to the application at any time in the future.

  • Once you have filled out your personal information and citizenship information, you’ll be asked about your academic interest. Here is where you’ll want to select which semester you are applying for and which campus you’d like to attend (USF Sarasota-Manatee). You can also declare a program of choice if you already know which program you want to begin.

  • At the end of your application, you’ll need to pay the non-refundable $30 (USD) application fee by credit card (Discover, Visa, MasterCard) or E-check.

  • Submit the required materials listed on the Admissions Information pages in the links above.

  • Complete and submit the mandatory Student Immunization and Medical History form.

  • Sign in to OASIS to monitor your admissions status online.

  • Once accepted, you should take a look at our scholarships and financial aid. There are hundreds of scholarships available to USFSM students.

SAT Scores you need to get in

SAT Range The composite score range which the Institution consistently takes, below which admission should be considered a reach.

1136 - 1288

Applicants Submitting SAT Percentage of Students submitting SAT Scores.

69%

SAT Reading 25th

583

SAT Math 25th

553

SAT Composite 25th

1136

SAT Reading 75th

640

SAT Math 75th

648

SAT Composite 75th

1288

Average SAT Score

1212

The SAT scores of the applicants are also considered by University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee for their admission. The candidates must also understand that the SAT scores are mandatory for them to be considered for admission by the university. The average SAT score of the candidates who get accepted to USFSM is 1225. But, in some cases, those who have a SAT score of 1160 or below may also be given admission to USFSM. Notably, 68% of the applicants submit their SAT scores in order to be considered for admission to the university.

ACT Scores you need to get in

ACT Range The composite score range which the Institution consistently takes, below which admission should be considered a reach.

24 - 28

Applicants Submitting ACT Percentage of Students submitting ACT Scores.

31%

ACT Math 25th

21

ACT English 25th

22

ACT Composite 25th

24

ACT Math 75th

26

ACT English 75th

29

ACT Composite 75th

28

Average ACT Score

26

As for the ACT scores, an average score of 27 is needed to get accepted to University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee. It's worth noting that the composite ACT scores of the accepted applicants often fall in the range of 25-29. To be considered for admission by University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee, one needs to have a minimum ACT composite score of 25. Moreover, the submission of ACT scores is mandatory to be considered for admission. As many as 32% of the applicants submit their ACT scores for admission to the university, as per the latest information.

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Grade Points Average (GPA) The average high school GPA of the admitted students

3.1

GPA score of an applicant plays an important part in the selection of an applicant.

So you need to have a very good GPA score along with good test scores for selection. The university does not recommend a candidate’s high school rank. For most of the programs, you need to have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

 

Admission Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying

High School GPA

Required

High School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

High School Transcript

Required

College Prep Courses

Required

SAT/ACT

Required

Recommedations

Neither required nor recommended

Before applying for USFSM, please make sure to check out the admissions requirements which are given below.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must submit the online application form.

  • Applicants must have completed high school education from a recognized school.

  • USFSM requires freshman applicants to submit official results of at least one college entrance exam (SAT or ACT). You must complete a minimum of 18 approved units of high school work in the five core subject areas in addition to three approved academic electives. If you graduated from high school in 2011 or thereafter, you must have completed four units of math—including one course above and beyond Algebra II.

  • Applicants submitting a GED diploma must have a minimum passing score on each section of the test.

  • If you have graduated from high school and obtained 60+ transferable credits. USF considers you an upper-level transfer student. Till 59 score, an applicant is considered for lower-level transfer. 

Graduate Admission Requirements 

  • They need to complete and submit the online application form. 

  • Candidates must have completed a bachelor's degree from a recognized institute.

  • Applicants need to send their academic documents to the admissions office. 

  • Applicants from countries where English is not the official language, and who have not earned at least a bachelor’s degree in the U.S. from a regionally accredited institution, must also demonstrate proficiency in the English language.

  • Applicants need to have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) in one of the following ways:

  1. All completed undergraduate coursework

  2. All completed graduate coursework 

Admission Deadlines

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

FALSE

Application Fee Application fees may vary by program and may be waived for certain students. Please check with the school.

$30

Early Decision Deadline

None

Early Action Deadline

None

Offer Action Deadline

None

Offers Early Decision

None

Application Website

https://secure.vzcollegeapp.com/usf/default.aspx?cid=88&cl=1&ltid=1

Accepts Common App

None

Accepts Coalition App

No

USFSM follows a rolling admission process with different admission deadlines for different semesters. 

For graduate applicants 

October 1 - Spring Priority Application Deadline
March 1 - Summer Priority Application Deadline
June 1 - Fall Priority Application Deadline

The freshman application opens on July 01 and November 01 is the priority application deadline. For more information you need t check the university website

Apart from that, the university does not have any early decision admission. 

Admission Statistics

WomenMenTotal
Applied477294771
Accepted15793250
Acceptance Rate33%32%32%
Enrolled6251113
Percentage of admitted who Enrolled (Admission Yield)39%55%45%

Admission Statistics

Applied

Women

477

Men

294

Total

771

Accepted

Women

157

Men

93

Total

250

Acceptance Rate

Women

33%

Men

32%

Total

32%

Enrolled

Women

62

Men

51

Total

113

Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)

Women

39%

Men

55%

Total

45%

Credits Accepted

AP Credit

Yes

Dual Credit

Yes

Credit for Life Experiences

NA

The majority of the universities in the US incentivize students by helping them score university credit through certain courses offered in high school. There are many such programs that are at disposal for the students. Some of the famous ones include AP Credit, CLEP (Credit for Life Experiences), and Dual Enrollment (also known as Dual Credit). However, there is no common policy and instead, colleges follow their own, separate policy regarding these credits. There are multiple perks for the usage of these courses such as higher GPA, shorter time to finish a degree, and increased chances of completing a degree. To pursue AP and CLEP credits, students are instructed to visit collegeboard.org and request to submit the scores to the university of their choice.

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