The University of South Florida is a Preeminent State Research University that was recently ranked #44 among public universities and was named the fastest-rising university in America by U.S. News and World Report. USF’s location in the Tampa Bay region includes thriving cultural, arts, and business communities that offer students a rich college experience both inside and outside the classroom. Students also enjoy year-round beautiful weather with mild temperatures and plenty of suns. Some of the nation’s best-loved beaches are also found just a short drive away, on Florida’s picturesque Gulf Coast.

2 + 2 Program: Quality Leadership University offers the option of starting the first two years of undergraduate studies in Panama taking general courses from the University of Louisville with a savings of more than $100.000 and after two years the student can transfer to the main campuses of the following Universities: University of Louisville, Illinois State University or University of South Florida

Admission Standards

  • Application form (download form).
  • Official high school transcripts with a minimum GPA of 2.5 / 4.0 (American system) or 3.2 / 5.0 (Panamanian system).
  • Copy of the High School Diploma.
  • TOEFL minimum score of 550 PBT or 79 IBT (ETS code 1838) or IELTS 6.5
  • Copy of identity card or passport

Study the first two years of general courses in Panama and choose from the following degrees to complete them in The University of South Florida


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