Hey there! In my experience, USF gives out pretty competitive financial aid packages. The financial aid package I received was honestly a major reason why I ended up choosing USF. If you have a demonstrated need via the FAFSA and can earn a solid merit grant, your cost can be really subsidized.
This depends on the kind of help you’re looking for. In my experience, USF professors have always been an excellent resource for advising students about applying to graduate schools. Additionally, students can speak with their Academic Advisor or their Major Advisor to see what kind of guidance they can give. The Career Services Center can help with skills like interviewing and resumé building, as well.
To compare curriculum, I would look for yourself at the requirements for the Biology major at USF. If you want to speak with someone about this, I would suggest finding a USF Biology major on Facebook or otherwise and message them asking how they like the program or any other questions you might have.
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This really depends on the year of applicants (and the year you’re comparing it to). In terms of application type, Early Decision applications tend to be the least common across the board for applicants (relative to the number of Early Action and Regular Action applicants, that is).
That’s actually one of the best things about USF—students come from all across the world. I don’t know how else I would’ve made friends from so many other countries.
In my experience (as a California-native looking from the outside in), people are quite friendly. When I meet a student from another country, I’m actually immediately more interested to know about them and their story. People tend to find international students especially interesting.