University of South Florida
The University of South Florida, also known as USF is situated in Tampa, Florida, USA. USF is a member institution of the State University System of Florida, which is one of the state's three flagship universities for public research. Established in 1956, this university is the 89th largest university in the nation and the 3rd largest in the state of Florida, with a total enrollment of 47,122 as of 2009. USF has an autonomous campus in St. Petersburg, and branch centers in Sarasota and Lakeland. Education in USA will be like a dream to many students who long to study abroad. This university helps them in acquiring their desires in a best way. USF is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a very high research institution. In its 2010 ranking, the Intellectual Property Owners Association placed USF 9th among all universities worldwide in the number of US patents granted. The university has an annual budget of $1.8 billion and an annual economic impact of $3.7 billion.
Twenty USF graduate programs are ranked in the top 100 of the 2012 America's Best Graduate Schools edition of U.S. News & World Report. USF is also one of the nation's top centers for the advancement in research of treatments for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases.