University of South Florida Botanical Gardens, Tampa, Tampa

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USF is ranked 25th in total research expenditures among public universities and 41st among all universities (public and private) for FY 2014 by the National Science Foundation. Serving more than 49,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.6 billion. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

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  • I visited here for the first time, they had just gotten cleaned up from Irma and so I'm sure that it is a bit beaten up from the storm but I found it a lovely walk thru a quiet place of plants and var...  more »
  • To start, this is the first botanical garden I've visited. When we arrived, we found parking in the (small) lot to the left. We went inside to pay and got our map. The employee there explained the lay...  more »
  • Quiet place away from the city. Good place for an afternoon relaxation break. Bring your camera and capture some moments.  more »
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  • USF will get you a degree, but you may or may not be prepared to do anything. It is definitely what you make of it, but grades are curved so heavily you literally just have to show up and try a little and you can pass classes. They limit the number of credits you can have to graduate without paying a fine, which is a nightmare if you change your major or, you know, want to make learning different things part of your college experience, since that’s the whole point. The campus is pretty, the rec center is nice, there are lots of quality faculty and some of the best departments in the country but you can definitely get a better education somewhere else. Traffic is hellacious, it’s in the ghetto, and it is too hot to think 75% of the year.
  • I would not recommend going here even if it is the only school you have been accepted to. This post is not meant to tarnish the sweet name that USF pretends to uphold but bring light on issues that should be discussed and dealt with for current and prospective students. USF is a decent school if it is the only university you can get into or you are a local. The parking at both campuses is horrendous which is typical of most colleges but if you are trying to find parking a hour before class you might as well go home and go back to sleep. The student activities are not the best but not the worst. For this campus to hold themselves to such high standards is laughable considering the treatment by faculty and staff. Any concerns raised with school officials is disregarded and you are stuck feeling as though your tuition money is all this school wants. There is a difference between going to college and having to teach yourself a lesson or two here and there vs going to college and teaching yourself an entire class in a semester. Because students don’t speak up against unjust conditions by faculty and staff they continue to neglect students. And when students do bring any issues up to school officials they are disregarded if their cause for concerns aren't extreme issues such as discrimination or sexual misconduct. As for safety it should be illegal how unsafe it is on campus. There are weekly alerts about suspects with guns, rapes and beatings on campus. For the tuition you are spending here you should at least feel safe to walk to your car without fear of being harmed. The only time security are on campus police are seen on campus is earlier in the day as they direct traffic to the parking garage which is quite unnecessary and a waste of resources. Before you schedule a tour or pay one dollar for tuition at USF I suggest looking at other schools that offer the same programs but care more about teaching students and preparing them for their careers not just getting tuition at all cost.
  • Rampant cheating. The absence of a collegial atmosphere. I felt unwelcome. I had expected so much more. Perhaps I expected too much.
  • Beautiful campus! You can chill out , eat , study outside etc.. They have all different kind of majors , programs , degrees !💖 Its really a awesome school 😊
  • I love USF, great programs and great staff. This is my first year as a masters student and they have been nothing but supportive of me. So glad I choose this school. Def would recommend. ♡♡♡

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