University of South Florida (USF)

Founded in 1956, The University of South Florida (USF) is a leading public research university located in Tampa, Florida, USA. It was named to the top rank of research universities by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 2000.

The University of South Florida is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award degrees at the baccalaureate, master's, specialist, and doctoral levels. USF is a member of the Big East Athletic Conference.

Rankings:

- University of South Florida is ranked 183rd among Tier 1 National Universities by US News (2011).

- According to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2010 America’s Best Graduate Schools report,  the industrial and organizational psychology program is ranked 8th in the nation, the public health program is placed 20th. Other USF programs ranked highly in the league table include: criminology (22nd), audiology (24th), rehabilitation counseling (39th), speech-language pathology (46th), social work (71st), education (54th), clinical psychology (57th), physical therapy (69th), nursing (72nd), psychology (74th), and fine art (81st).

- Placed among world's top 550 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2010.

- The College of Education is placed 45th in the US News “America’s Best Graduate Schools 2009”.

- 9th in the fifth annual ranking of top 25 graduate entrepreneurship programs in the nation (The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine).

- Ranked 17th among the Best 366 Colleges in the nation for diversity according to The Princeton Review’s 2008 Guide.

- Ranked 63rd in the 2006 NSF survey of federal R&D expenditures in science and engineering.

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