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Kiplinger's Best College Values

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University of South Florida (Tampa, FL)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 53%
Applicants who took ACT: 47%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 32%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 5%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 37%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 38%
SAT I Math score 700+: 6%
SAT I Math score 600+: 44%
ACT score 24-29: 67%
ACT score 30-36: 14%
ACT score 24+: 80%
Students applied: 27,987
Students admitted: 13,285
Admission rate: 47%
Students per faculty: 24
4-year graduation rate: 39%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 31,067
Full-time enrolled men: 10,662
Full-time enrolled women: 13,121
Part-time enrolled men: 3,464
Part-time enrolled women: 3,820
Freshmen retained: 89%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $4,559
Fees (in state): $1,851
Tuition (out of state): $15,474
Fees (out of state): $1,851
Room and board: $9,400
Est. book expense: $1,200
Total cost (in state): $17,010
Total cost (out of state): $27,925
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$10,113
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$14,425
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$21,028
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$25,340
Average debt at graduation: $22,719

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 51%
Average need-based aid: $6,897
Average non-need-based aid: $2,585

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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