2014-15 USF Sarasota-Manatee Freshman Preview
A guide to all things USF Sarasota-Manatee for freshmen interested in attending in Fall 2014.
Sarasota-Manatee University of South Florida The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee is a comprehensive 4-year university offering degrees in a wide variety of fields. From Information Technology and Hospitality to Business, Education, and Psychology, there is something for nearly every interest at USFSM. affordable tuition Currently, USF Sarasota-Manatee offers the lowest annual tuition among public state universities in the Florida State University System. USFSM is committed to providing students with a high quality education at an affordable price. Be a leader. Make history. USF Sarasota-Manatee students have a long and proud tradition of achieving recognition through academic contributions, professional success, and community impact. Now it is your turn to make your mark. As a first-year student, the world is open to you. Whether you already know what you want to pursue, or you are still deciding, USFSM is an ideal place to develop the skills and knowledge to help you become successful. learn science hands-on Students will be able to take courses in new, customized classrooms at the renowned Mote Marine Laboratory. These courses provide foundational knowledge in the sciences and credit for a minor in Biology. This partnership allows for USFSM students to learn while surrounded by Florida marine life. Be your best. Students at USFSM pride themselves on being academically competitve. Admission is based on a variety of factors, including the strength of your high school curriculum, record of academic achievement, and ACT or SAT scores. We also value special talents outside of the classroom. RECOMMENDED MINIMUMS GPA SAT ACT 3.3 (weighted, recalculated by USFSM) 500 on Critical Reading, Math, and Writing* 21 on Reading, Math, and Writing* * All 3 sections must be submitted for consideration REQUIRED ACADEMIC UNITS 4 Credits English/Language Arts 4 Credits Mathematics 3 Credits Natural Science 3 Credits Social Science 2 Credits Foreign Language (same language) 2 Credits Additional Academic Credits (electives) Important Deadlines January 2, 2014: January 30, 2014: May 1, 2014: Priority Freshman Admission Application Deadline Priority FAFSA Deadline for Freshman Scholarship Awards Fall Freshman Admission Application Deadline For more information on Admissions Requirements & Deadlines, visit usfsm.edu/freshmen Be noticed. ACADEMIC PROGRAMS The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee offers the following Bachelor’s Degrees to its first-year students*: Accounting Business Administration Criminology Elementary Education English Literature Finance History Hospitality Management Information Technology Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Management Marketing Professional & Technical Communication Psychology *Based on majors offered in the 2013-2014 academic year. Classes are small at USFSM, where you are always a name and never a number. Your professors will know you and care about your success in and out of the classroom. Published authors and award winners, our faculty are your role models, your advisors, and your advocates as you work toward your degree and launch your career. 40+ STUDENT:FACULTY RATIO 15:1 ONLINE COURSES ANNUALLY 300+ 92% USFSM AT A GLANCE OF OUR FACULTY HOLD A DOCTORATE IN THEIR FIELD 88% LOWEST TUITION IN THE STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF FLORIDA IN 2012-2013 OF STUDENTS ARE “VERY SATISFIED” OR “SATISFIED” WITH THEIR EXPERIENCE Be a part. Students who choose USF Sarasota-Manatee commit to their studies and focus on their futures. While USFSM offers our students world-class educational opportunities, there’s a world beyond books here, too. With over 20 academic, cultural, and student organizations, our students can explore their passions and take the initiative to create an inclusive and supportive community. Our student groups represent the interests of our diverse population, and include the Student Government Association, Rowing Club, Student Veterans, Accounting Society, Criminology Club, Educators’ Alliance, English Honor Society, Film Society, IT Network, Phi Beta Lambda, and more. If you don’t find an existing club that interests you, find some like-minded students and start your own! be a bull. UsF sarasota-Manatee students have access to the UsF system’s academic and recreation resources, including UsF Division I athletic games. Great universities have great traditions. When it’s time to take a break, USF Sarasota-Manatee students meet friends at Jonathan’s Café for coffee or lunch, head up to Tampa to cheer on the Bulls, or gather at the dock to root for our very own rowing club. As a member of the freshman class, you can make your own traditions! Whether it’s picnic lunches by the lake to liven up study time, or an air hockey tournament to wrap up finals week — the choice is yours. This is your time. Make it count at USFSM. facebook.com/usfsm @usfsm Visit usfsm.edu/freshman for more information and to complete your application. University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, C107 Sarasota, FL 34243 941.359.4330 Bradenton USFSM University Parkway be here. Sarasota USFSM is located at 8350 N. Tamiami Trail (US 41), one-half mile north of University Parkway across from the Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport. North Port the University of south Florida sarasota-Manatee is accredited by the southern association of Colleges and schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masterâ€™s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 southern lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of south Florida sarasota-Manatee.