About Us

Welcome to the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, where a half-century of tradition meets innovation.

At USF St. Petersburg, students enjoy smaller classes. Professors who know you by name. Students conducting research on the undergraduate and graduate levels – side by side with professors. A setting that encourages creativity.

All the advantages of a large public university, including nationally ranked NCAA football, men’s basketball, women’s softball and women’s sailing.Located on beautiful Bayboro Harbor on the shores of Tampa Bay, students, faculty and staff have access to sailing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking and paddle-boarding.

A bustling downtown is a short walk away, with an array of world-class museums, a performing arts center, restaurants, nightclubs and parks. Some of the finest beaches in the country are just a 15-minute drive away. A growing residential student population totaling more than 600, including 200 at the University Student Center, which also includes a dining facility called The Reef offering full-service meal plans, outdoor basketball courts and spacious meeting rooms.

Because of the intimate size of the campus, a walk to class or the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library is a walk with friends — students with spirited energy who like to get things done and make a difference.