About the USF Sarasota-Manatee Campus

Take charge of your future. Become a Bull.

Take charge of your future.
Become a Bull.

Welcome to the University of South Florida, a Preeminent State Research University! With campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF serves more than 50,000 students and offers undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral degrees. At the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus, we believe a personalized approach to learning makes all the difference. When you join the campus community, you’re more than just another student. Our focus is on you every step of the way: your discoveries, your growth, your dreams.

Campus Points of Pride

  • 92 percent of our graduates are “very satisfied” or “satisfied” with their experience.
  • There are more than 30 student clubs and organizations.
  • Our students enjoy a personalized education with a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1.
  • There are more than 17,000 alumni in the area.
  • Siesta Key, the nation’s No. 1 beach, is just a short drive from campus.
  • Nearly nine out of 10 Sarasota-Manatee campus faculty (89 percent) hold the highest degree in their field.
  • More than 400 internship and research opportunities are available for students.
  • More than 300 employees support over 14,000 students served on the Sarasota-Manatee campus.

Find your passion.

This may be Bulls Country, but we’re not your typical herd. We tailor educational paths to every student’s goals and interests. We know everyone by name and we have an established support system dedicated to your success – even after commencement.

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Walk with the Bulls.

We offer you a true sense of place with a scenic campus along Sarasota Bay. But don’t just take our word for it – talk with your peers at an open house or campus tour! Explore our halls, picture yourself in our classrooms and meet current students and faculty to see why so many fall in love with our campus.

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Learn About Sarasota Manatee Community

Explore the area.

We’re located in the heart of Sarasota and Manatee counties, where there’s never a lack of things to do or places to explore. Between world-renowned beaches, nationally-recognized organizations, outdoor activities, abundant nightlife and the best in arts and entertainment – all within a few miles of campus – the Sarasota-Manatee campus offers far more than your traditional hometown campus.

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USF Sarasota Manatee Research

Start your research.

The USF Sarasota-Manatee campus uses off-site labs located at Mote Marine Laboratory. Learn from professional researchers and scientists to gain real-world, hands-on experiences.

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