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I transferred to USF 2 years ago afterBrightCommunications
I transferred to USF 2 years ago after earning my AA at a smaller university near Miami. I wanted a big school feel that made initiatives to value their students and implement the big ideas fueling the minds of the next generation of professionals. Not only is USF super research-focused and accredited, its teeming with student life - festivals, organizations, public demonstrations and free events. There are a lot of ways to get involved long-term through organizations that force you to grow as a person and as a student leader on campus.

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 recieiving 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.

LOTS of trees on campus (fun fact: every street on campus is named after a different kind of tree). I havent run out of places to sit in read, or hang my hammock on one of the lawns. But the real fun is off campus at the many nearby parks, downtown Tampa exploration, Ybor City, Busch Gardens & Disney close by, and my ultimate Tampa-area excursion - Siesta Key beach (the most beautiful beach in the country) about 45 minutes to an hour away.I'll miss my school when I graduate this year. Go Bulls.

2nd Year Female -- Class 2018
Innovation: A+, Social Life: B-
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I just think before coming to this schoolBrightElectrical Engineering
I just think before coming to this school you should really think about what you want out of life.. If you want a a first degree in whatever, then ok I guess. If you want more spirit and open minded people.. I wouldnt suggest coming here... its truly nothing special in terms of integration with other homosapiens (human beings). But at least the campus isnt hard to look at and we have a watchable football team. but..who are those guys anyway? Where did soccer tryouts go? all of a sudden...

I Just think that the school is truly what you make of it and not what it tries to make you, which is upset at their ridiculous fees. and stressed by mediocre professors . at times. Ive not experienced a "good" professor here.. all are high chested. think they live in whatever timeline they were born. talk , but really ramble. Never really taking any care in some students.. at all. but It really is just my first year. We'll see the dramatic improvement which occurs. Yeah right.

1st Year Male -- Class 1920
Scholastic Success: A, Education Quality: C
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I did not know anything about USF andQuite BrightEnglish
I did not know anything about USF and I will say that was my fault going in. If I had known how miserable my experience be I would never have come here. Being from up north I felt the Florida education system was subpar and I would expect other students to say the same even if they are from here. It's not that the teachers are bad I found them quite nice and helpful but being an out of state student with no access to a car I felt abandoned, bored to tears and discouraged about even finishing an education here. I have 2 more semesters so it is too late to transfer but I hated high school and say this has been just as bad if not worse( because at least I had a car, money, and social life then). Getting through every day is a struggle, there is nothing to do on or off campis( if I could actually get around without a car) the food is terrible and the jobs on campus are terrible. Going here for English you feel like disrespected, the department is obviously underfunded and I don't feel like I have gained anything by being here except one great internship. I just would not recommend it to anyone.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2017
Campus Aesthetics: B+, Education Quality: F
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