University of South Florida

Live and learn with international and American students

Living and learning in the heart of the USF campus, you'll develop friendships with American and international students and have access to all of the academic, social and cultural resources and activities at University of South Florida.

Successful students invest in their education and USF provides the best learning experience in return. Highly-qualified university instructors, facilities equipped with the latest technology, small classes, personalized support services, social activities, and a welcoming university community all contribute to the rich campus experience you'll have at the University of South Florida.

Why choose an USF program?

USF's academic Pathway and English language programs provide the highest quality preparation for your undergraduate and graduate study.

  • Take the first steps toward earning a U.S. university degree at one of America's top-ranked research universities
  • Live, learn and have fun with university students from all 50 U.S. states and nearly 150 countries 
  • Enjoy full access to all university resources, services and facilities
  • Have small classes taught by university instructors
  • Earn academic credits that apply toward USF degree programs
  • Receive personalized TOEFL, GRE and GMAT test preparation

University Rankings

  • One of the 40 most diverse public universities in the country and the second most diverse public university in the state of Florida (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Top 43 Research University in the US (National Science Foundation)
  • Top 20 in the US for campus diversity (The Princeton Review)
  • One of the top producers of Fulbright Scholars
  • Ranked Top 90 in the US and among the Top 250 universities worldwide (Times Higher Education Rankings, 2012-2013)
  • Top 5 “up and comer” university (Washington Post, 2012) 

Our Programs

Direct entry to University of South Florida

  • Do you have a TOEFL score of 79+ OR IELTS score of 6.5+?
  • Do you have a GPA of 3.0/4.0?
  • Have you taken the SAT/GRE/GMAT?

If you meet all of these criteria, you may apply directly to USF! Contact us!

If you do not meet these criteria, we encourage you to apply to our Pathway and English language programs:

Pathway and English language programs

USF's Undergraduate and Graduate Pathway programs are ideal for international students who need additional English language and academic preparation before continuing to a degree program at a US university.

USF's English language and special programs are for students who want to become confident English speakers by studying at a US university.

Select a program below to learn more:

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Location

4202 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33620, United States

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Available courses


Course Name Price from Start Date Duration & Tuition Application fee  
Academic English

University of South Florida offers a range of English language courses from beginner to advanced. No matter what your personal or professional goals are, there is a program that will help you prepare for your next steps and guide you on your path to success. With opportunities to engage with other domestic students outside of the classroom and access to all the same student resources and amenities, USF makes for an incredibly unique experience.

Academic English program is designed for students who do not meet the English language entry requirements for an Undergraduate or Graduate Pathway. Upon successful completion of Academic English, students may progress to an INTO USF Pathway program or apply directly to the University of South Florida. Through development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing; TOEFL preparation; and academic study skills, the program enables students to progress to academic degree programs.

When can I start?

Dates and Prices

Semester Program Start and End Dates* Tuition

Fall 

Spring 

Summer 

August - December 

January  - April 

May  - August 

$6,730 per Academic English semester

* Note: Must arrive one day prior to the start date for MANDATORY Orientation.

 

$6730.00   $95
Undergraduate Pathway Programs

University of South Florida's undergraduate Pathway programs combine intensive English language study, academic skills development and academic coursework in a customized program designed to move students successfully through the first semester or first year of a four-year degree program.

USF offers the following Pathway Programs:

Undergraduate Pathways in Business

Undergraduate Pathways in Computing

Undergraduate Pathways in Enginereeng

Undergraduate Pathways in Hospitality Management

Undergraduate Pathways in Science

Undergraduate Pathways in General Studies

When can I start?

Dates and Prices

Pathway Program Start and End Dates Tuition

STANDARD PATHWAY
(TWO SEMESTERS)

Fall
August  - May 

Spring 
First semester: January -  May 
(SUMMER BREAK - Please note: housing will not 
be available during this time)

Second semester: August - December 

Summer 
May - December 
 

$24,000
ACCELERATED PATHWAY
(ONE SEMESTER)

Fall 
August  - December 

Spring 
January - May 

Summer 
May - August 

$13,800

$13800.00   $95
Graduate Pathway Programs

USF's Graduate Pathway programs are ideal for international students who need additional English language and academic preparation before continuing to a degree program at a US university.

USF offers the following Graduate Pathway Programs

Graduate Pathway in Art

Graduate Pathway in Business 

Graduate Pathway in Education

Graduate Pathway in Engineering 

Graduate Pathway in Sciences

When can I start?

 Dates and Prices

Pathway Program Start and End Dates Tuition

STANDARD PATHWAY
(TWO SEMESTERS)

Fall 
August  - May 

Spring 
First semester: January -  May
(SUMMER BREAK - Please note: housing 
will not be available during this time)

Second semester: August - December 

 

$28,180
ACCELERATED PATHWAY
(ONE SEMESTER)

Fall 
August  - December 

Spring 
January - May 

$16,205

$17810.00   $95

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Tayler J.
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If you are looking for a diverse campus that offers wonderful programs administered by gifted professors, then the University of South Florida is right for you. The main campus of USF, is located right in the middle of Tampa, Florida. It is surrounded by fine dining, theme parks, a lively downtown, and beautiful beaches. My time at USF has always been a pleasure, and I have been fortunate enough to meet and study beside some of the most gifted individuals. My favorite part of USF is the staff because they are always readily available to help you with anything and everything. They truly have made my experience AT USF an easy one!





Isabela C.
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The University of South Florida is a wonderful college. The classes are interesting, the campus is big, and the student population is very diverse.





Ashley K
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I really like attending University of South Florida. Overall, a majority of the professors are very helpful and responsive to any problems students may have. They usually respond to emails within 48-72 hours sometimes even quicker. The campus has pretty nice scenery and its really easy to get from one place to another. Everyone is nice and inviting. The campus food however is not all the good but it is bearable. There are emergency police poles throughout campus to ensure students safety.





Tansiha Kono
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I have done a ton of research on this school which ultimately led me to pick this school for my undergrad. The campus is beautiful and fresh with all of the nature and greenery that creates the school's atmosphere. The people are diverse, coming from all over the world and consisting of many different races and ethnicities!! The overall vibe is refreshing, caring, global, and dedicated to student success. I'm so glad I chose this school!!





Ramon Rodrigez
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It's only my second year at USF and I love being on campus. There's plenty of places to go to hang out or study on campus. Not to mention the food selection With the Marshall Center providing a good variety of selections including Subway and Chick Fil A.





Briana R.
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I am in love with the University of South Florida- Tampa campus. The campus is huge, at first, it can be intimidating but there's room for endless exploring. The campus is also extremely visually appealing