University of South Florida Online Reviews

  • 76 Reviews
  • Tampa (FL)
  • Annual Tuition: $17,324
95% of 76 students said this degree improved their career prospects
91% of 76 students said they would recommend this school to others
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  • Reviewed: 1/17/2020
  • Degree: Computer and Information Science
  • Graduation Year: 2028
"During orientation much emphasis was placed on the fact that it would only take four years to complete a Bachelor's degree at this university. This is Certainly not the case! It is difficult if not impossible to get into classes for your major as the cases fill up quickly and then are closed. This semester I was only able to get in one class. During academic advisement, I was told to try to get into additional classes during Add Drop week. The classes remained closed even a online class was closed! Therefore, if time restraints are an issue I would suggest attending another university."
Hailley Nieves
  • Reviewed: 1/8/2020
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"The professors in my actual program were absolutely wonderful. I learned so much and got so much hands on experience and upfront knowledge from so many of my teachers. My mentor was a post-doc under my Marine Ecosystems professor who also acted as a mentor to me and I even got to have my undergraduate research published from their help. I really grew as a scientist because of the scientists I met at USF. I was also a fairly popular Resident Assistant and Residence Life Mentor at one of the residence halls for 3 years and that really helped make my experience just golden. I helped bring back, flourish, and the Green Living Learning community which ended up receiving an award on the national level to congratulate our events and hard work. I also met the love of my life (as minor as a detail that is)! I think my only poor experience at USF were the academic advisors, I was actually quite close with one of them my freshman year but she moved to another department and my next 4 advisers were just absolutely horrible. They gave me poor suggestions on when to take classes and it ended up screwing me over my last semester senior year having to take 8 classes to graduate on time. When I asked them to prep for grad school and tips they just told me to call whatever school I was interested in and figure it out with them, so I had to figure out EVERYTHING about grad school on my own. Other than that I am proud to be a USF alum and I had a really awesome 4 years there."
Taylor Mitchell
  • Reviewed: 12/27/2019
  • Degree: Public Health
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"My professors have all seemed to care about my evolution as a student through their courses. I have never had trouble making an appointment or receiving feedback from my professors. Every semester I'll think I've found my all time favorite professor or class, just to find another the next semester! You'll experience a lot of opportunities to reach outside your major through electives, professional associations and clubs, too.he university is home to many programs that can lead to your success. Research is a huge area that the university has been focusing on, and it is a great idea for any prospective student to know how awesome University of South Florida is within the Central Florida area. I like that University of South Florida tries to show itself as a sustainable campus. If you come here for sustainability, just remember there are resources available but you need to put in a lot of work to make your dreams happen."
Oluwawole Oyeleke
  • Reviewed: 11/22/2019
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"It was a very tasking program, buy your own textbooks and read in the tutoring area, thats how I passed engineering. You can do it! Also, go for engineering events and organization events. It would help you a lot. I came into this school from Nigeria, everything you need in a community is around the U.S.F area, I started assimilating the environment by going for events and learning how to talk like them and I overcame the first challenge. You have to be somewhat diliigent to pass classes. Study every week and make time for your studies. there are lots of resources to help you pass. I used to go to the kopp area and ask questions, for other majors ask your advisor where to go, other places are the library or previous questions of the class's exams. I was a good student and I read dilligently which was why I graduated with excellent colours. Make sure you study and listen in class. The teachers are not the greatest but if you listen, you will pass. You should develop a sense of urgency to start studying before you need to so when the urgency comes and your exams are back to back in the same week, you don't have to start pulling an all nighter like the cliche bad student. Get involved!! I played racquestball, badminton, played intramurals soccer, went swimming a lot. These activities relieve stress and help you get your mind off school. If you don't play a little you WILL get depressed because the program is really tasking. U.S.F is raising the bar each academic year and they are becoming a more competitive school in every area so you can not afford to play. You can tell by the ground they are gaining in cancer research and in technological funding they are receiving. BEST OF LUCK"
Valoria Thomas
  • Reviewed: 10/2/2019
  • Degree: Public Health
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I would greatly recommend the University of South Florida to anyone. The school, especially the College of Public Health, provided me with all the essential tools I needed in order to succeed in the future. I was able to get a job working in the field that I wanted. I am forever grateful for USF and the years I have spent there."
Karen Sanchez
  • Reviewed: 8/20/2019
  • Degree: Social Sciences
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"The staff is extremely helpful and want nothing but the best. They will go above and beyond their job description to ensure you understand the content to successfully complete the courses, and the program ultimately. The Bachelors of Social Work degree would not be possible to complete if it weren't for the professors who do as much as possible to help each and every student who requests assistance. Overall, the University of South Florida is a great university that provides great programs of study from mathematics to microbiology and everything in between,"
Ryan Boyette
  • Reviewed: 8/13/2019
  • Degree: Communications
  • Graduation Year: 2002
"The University of South Florida was a great school for my undergraduate degree in communications. All of the professors that I had were very supportive of my academic journey and engaging with all students. While USF is a large school I felt like I was given sufficent attention from professors and faculty when needed. I also enjoyed the location of the school which is in Tampa, FL. College life was always comfortable with plenty to do at the school or off campus. The beach was always near by when I needed a break. The friends I made at USF are still friends today. All of us are using what we learned at USF to perform better in our jobs today."
Jeffrey Sargent
  • Reviewed: 5/29/2019
  • Degree: Health Sciences
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"The health sciences program at USF is a versatile program to allows for an all-encompassing experience in preparation for graduate or professional degree programs. You have to option to undertake a health sciences degree with a focus in biology and mental health, health information systems etc. So while you gain the basic science understanding of the body down to a chemical level, you also have the opportunity to advance your understanding of other systems of the body. I appreciated this degree program as it allowed me to focus on what I am passionate about, while ensuring I met the requirements for advancement into a professional degree program."
  • Reviewed: 5/21/2019
  • Degree: Secondary Education
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"USF provided me with an excellent education and a community when I was far from home. While some laud the small colleges and universities for their intimate classroom settings, I am here to tell you that you can find that at USF as well. The College of Education is a smaller community within the robust undergraduate sphere where you can find the small class sizes and personalized teacher-student interactions. Not to mention that it is in the heart of campus and full of passionate and interesting people. I met some of my best friends at USF and gained skills in interpersonal communication and leadership that I still use to this day."
Aya Samhouri
  • Reviewed: 5/19/2019
  • Degree: Health Sciences
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I highly recommend this degree under two conditions: First you must be positive that you plan to pursue further education after the attainment of your bachelors and two you must have a passion for serving others. The reason I mention these two things is because while health sciences is an amazing field with so much to offer and so much knowledge to absorb, finding a job in this field with just a bachelors is difficult. You will need to use it as a gateway degree to higher education in order to optimally benefit. Furthermore, I mention having a desire to serve others because any other major goal or purpose will result in a disservice to the public and your future patients. Healthcare isn't easy and every patient will be completely different then the next even though they may share identical diagnosis. You must understand that your patients have trusted you with their well-being, their families have trusted you with their loved ones, and society has trusted you with it's people. After understand this, you will be able to see each patient as a whole and as their own person. Only then will you truly be able to be of service to others."