https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vf0jFfm8MTM. Generous scholarships for international students. E.g. IB, cultural ambassadors (reaching back to their country’s students).
100 public universities recognized for their research – USF is in top 50 for science unis. Health, literacy, climate change – applied problem-solving. Learning communities (similar to colleges) around the campus.
Competitively priced – « we kept it that way ». Lots of international students. Education abroad experience is expected – partner institutions. 3k international students – 140 countries represented. But not the majority – revenue-generation is not driving their globalisation push.
240 different degree programs offered. Other campuses at St Petersberg and Eckerd. 1600 professors. In 2012, 1 professor selected as professor of the year. Behavioural sciences. Business.
Provost – firstname.lastname@example.org
Why USF? Ballet, modern dance, music performance, college education. Everything is offered. Lower IELTS scored accepted and bridge programs provided to help raise their level.
DL comment – v international feel to student body, extremely friendly and helpful. Form great friendships with other students from all over the world.
Dr Kaw – Professor of Mech Engineering. Good teaching-research balance. http://news.usf.edu/article/templates/?z=0&a=4969
40k students. V diverse international students – China, India, Saudi, Venezuela, Taiwan, South Korea. etc
Florida as retirement destination means lots of emphasis on medicine and bioscience.
Direct admission – 1200 SATs. Accelerated – 2.5 GPA.