Best Florida Colleges

Ranked list of Colleges and Universities in Florida for 2023

There are 138 colleges and universities in Florida enrolling 951,738 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

List of the Best Florida Colleges

University of Miami
M
Coral Gables, FL

University of Miami

Private 4 Year

14 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 19,096enrollment
  • $31,726net price
  • 28%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1460SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

University of Florida
F
Gainesville, FL

University of Florida

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 55,781enrollment
  • $10,075net price
  • 30%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1470SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Florida State University
F
Tallahassee, FL

Florida State University

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 45,130enrollment
  • $12,815net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1340SAT range
  • 26-30ACT range
  • 3.7Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Florida Institute of Technology
F
Melbourne, FL

Florida Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 7,830enrollment
  • $33,313net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1340SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.72Avg GPA

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach
E
Daytona Beach, FL

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 9,593enrollment
  • $36,906net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1330SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.88Avg GPA

University of Central Florida
C
Orlando, FL

University of Central Florida

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 70,310enrollment
  • $11,108net price
  • 36%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1350SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.64Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Florida Southern College
F
Lakeland, FL

Florida Southern College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 3,386enrollment
  • $27,091net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1335SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.73Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

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

  • 49,708enrollment
  • $10,004net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1330SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.64Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Nova Southeastern University
N
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Nova Southeastern University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 20,898enrollment
  • $26,317net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1310SAT range
  • 20-30ACT range
  • 3.99Avg GPA

Stetson University
S
DeLand, FL

Stetson University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 4,257enrollment
  • $23,864net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1295SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.69Avg 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

#11 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 3,687enrollment
  • $27,242net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1240SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.36Estimated Avg GPA

Jacksonville University
J
Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 3,995enrollment
  • $24,502net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1250SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA

The University of Tampa
T
Tampa, FL

The University of Tampa

Private 4 Year

13 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 10,794enrollment
  • $33,020net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1240SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences
F
Orlando, FL

Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 1,667enrollment
  • $23,897net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1140SAT range
  • 21-24ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

Florida International University
F
Miami, FL

Florida International University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 56,664enrollment
  • $8,988net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1240SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 4.0Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

Flagler College St Augustine
F
Saint Augustine, FL

Flagler College St Augustine

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#16 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 2,652enrollment
  • $25,324net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 990-1180SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.38Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Ave Maria University
A
Ave Maria, FL

Ave Maria University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#17 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 1,302enrollment
  • $19,226net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1018-1240SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

University of North Florida
N
Jacksonville, FL

University of North Florida

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 16,594enrollment
  • $9,789net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1210SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.89Avg GPA