WHY USF St. Petersburg?

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The University of South Florida St. Petersburg is a small, nonprofit, public university located along Bayboro Harbor in the heart of the culturally rich and dynamic city of St. Petersburg, FL, within the Tampa Bay region.

As an institution within the USF System, USF St. Petersburg students enjoy the benefits of membership in a premier national research university system, including world-class facilities and academic resources, American Athletic Conference athletics, and an expansive alumni network, along with the advantages typically found only at higher-priced universities.


  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB)
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The Teacher Education Program is also approved by the State of Florida Department of Education.
  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)

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