Best Florida Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in Florida for 2021

There are 138 colleges and universities in Florida enrolling 997,245 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 Florida Institute of Technology. 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 found

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

  • 17,331enrollment
  • $33,102net price
  • 27%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1440SAT range
  • 29-32ACT range
  • 4.2Avg GPA
University of Florida
F
Gainesville, FL
University of Florida

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 52,218enrollment
  • $10,457net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1470SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 4.1Avg GPA
Florida State University
F
Tallahassee, FL
Florida State University

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 41,005enrollment
  • $12,568net price
  • 36%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1340SAT range
  • 26-30ACT range
  • 3.88Avg GPA
Florida Institute of Technology
F
Melbourne, FL
 
Florida Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 6,271enrollment
  • $32,776net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1360SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.58Avg GPA
Eckerd College
E
Saint Petersburg, FL
Eckerd College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 2,006enrollment
  • $36,033net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1280SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.34Avg GPA
University of Central Florida
C
Orlando, FL
University of Central Florida

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 68,475enrollment
  • $11,617net price
  • 44%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1340SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA
University of South Florida Main Campus
S
Tampa, FL
University of South Florida Main Campus

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 43,846enrollment
  • $9,787net price
  • 48%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1330SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.86Avg GPA
Florida Southern College
F
Lakeland, FL
Florida Southern College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 3,154enrollment
  • $25,325net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1265SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA
Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences
F
Orlando, FL
Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 1,705enrollment
  • $17,298net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1160SAT range
  • 18-21ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Nova Southeastern University
N
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Nova Southeastern University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 20,435enrollment
  • $24,776net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1280SAT range
  • 20-28ACT range
  • 3.79Avg GPA
The University of Tampa
T
Tampa, FL
The University of Tampa

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 9,333enrollment
  • $31,278net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1250SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Jacksonville University
J
Jacksonville, FL
Jacksonville University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 4,213enrollment
  • $24,020net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 910-1160SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.39Avg 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

#13 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 3,705enrollment
  • $25,908net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 980-1200SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.36*Avg GPA
Florida International University
F
Miami, FL
Florida International University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 57,942enrollment
  • $9,888net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1280SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.84Avg GPA
Lynn University
L
Boca Raton, FL
 
Lynn University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 3,093enrollment
  • $37,627net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 980-1170SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 2.8Avg GPA
University of North Florida
N
Jacksonville, FL
University of North Florida

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 16,776enrollment
  • $9,857net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1260SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.73Avg GPA
University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus
S
St. Petersburg, FL
University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 4,727enrollment
  • $10,841net price
  • 27%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1275SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
The University of West Florida
W
Pensacola, FL
The University of West Florida

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 12,847enrollment
  • $7,515net price
  • 31%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1260SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA