Best Florida Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in Florida for 2022

There are 138 colleges and universities in Florida enrolling 971,926 students. Explore the list of top colleges in Florida below to begin your college search. The CollegeSimply rankings are objective and data-driven in order to help you find good matches for you. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page. Whether you're searching for a good public, private or community college, this guide to universities in Florida offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

 Florida is home to nationally ranked institutions like University of Miami, University of Florida, Florida State University and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach. The highest ranked college in Florida is University of Miami and the top rated public state college is University of Florida.

Local college options can be explored in Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa and St. Petersburg or other cities.


138 results

List of the Best Florida Colleges

University of Miami
M
Coral Gables, FL
University of Miami

Private 4 Year

13 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 17,809enrollment
  • $31,726net price
  • 33%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1420SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.6Avg Weighted GPA
University of Florida
F
Gainesville, FL
University of Florida

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 53,372enrollment
  • $10,075net price
  • 31%acceptance rate
  • 1290-1460SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.88Avg GPA
Florida State University
F
Tallahassee, FL
Florida State University

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 43,569enrollment
  • $12,815net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1350SAT range
  • 27-31ACT range
  • 4.16Avg Weighted GPA
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach
E
Daytona Beach, FL
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 8,797enrollment
  • $36,906net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1330SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.89Avg Weighted GPA
Florida Institute of Technology
F
Melbourne, FL
Florida Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 6,775enrollment
  • $33,313net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1330SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA
Florida Southern College
F
Lakeland, FL
Florida Southern College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 3,413enrollment
  • $27,091net price
  • 50%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1280SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.73Avg GPA
University of Central Florida
C
Orlando, FL
University of Central Florida

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 71,881enrollment
  • $11,108net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1340SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 4.16Avg Weighted GPA
University of South Florida Main Campus
S
Tampa, FL
University of South Florida Main Campus

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 50,626enrollment
  • $10,004net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1320SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 4.01Avg Weighted GPA
Jacksonville University
J
Jacksonville, FL
Jacksonville University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 4,053enrollment
  • $24,502net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 18-26ACT range
  • 3.4Estimated Avg Weighted GPA
Palm Beach Atlantic University West Palm Beach
P
West Palm Beach, FL
Palm Beach Atlantic University West Palm Beach

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 3,704enrollment
  • $27,242net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1210SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.36Estimated Avg GPA
Nova Southeastern University
N
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Nova Southeastern University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 20,888enrollment
  • $26,317net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1240SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.99Avg Weighted GPA
Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences
F
Orlando, FL
Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 1,802enrollment
  • $23,897net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1140SAT range
  • 21-24ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
The University of Tampa
T
Tampa, FL
The University of Tampa

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 9,605enrollment
  • $33,020net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1230SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Florida International University
F
Miami, FL
Florida International University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 58,836enrollment
  • $8,988net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1260SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 4.0Avg GPA
Flagler College St Augustine
F
Saint Augustine, FL
Flagler College St Augustine

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 2,687enrollment
  • $25,324net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1220SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.52Avg GPA
University of North Florida
N
Jacksonville, FL
University of North Florida

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 16,926enrollment
  • $9,789net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1230SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.89Avg GPA
Florida Atlantic University
F
Boca Raton, FL
Florida Atlantic University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#17 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 30,805enrollment
  • $11,451net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1220SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.66Avg Weighted GPA
St. Thomas University
S
Miami Gardens, FL
 
St. Thomas University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 5,601enrollment
  • $24,436net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 910-1100SAT range
  • 16-21ACT range
  • 3.24Avg GPA