Best Florida Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in Florida for 2020

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. Ranking methodology is outlined on the data discussion 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 Florida, University of Miami, Florida State University and University of Central Florida. The highest ranked college in Florida is University of Florida and the top rated public state college is also 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 Florida
F
Gainesville, FL
University of Florida

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 52,218enrollment
  • $15,283net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1440SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 4.1Avg GPA
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University of Miami
M
Coral Gables, FL
University of Miami

Private 4 Year

12 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 17,331enrollment
  • $42,204net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1430SAT range
  • 29-32ACT range
  • 4.2Avg GPA
Florida State University
F
Tallahassee, FL
Florida State University

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 41,005enrollment
  • $16,450net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1350SAT range
  • 26-30ACT range
  • 3.88Avg GPA
University of Central Florida
C
Orlando, FL
University of Central Florida

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 68,475enrollment
  • $15,341net price
  • 43%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1340SAT range
  • 25-29ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA
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University of South Florida Main Campus
S
Tampa, FL
University of South Florida Main Campus

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 43,846enrollment
  • $11,766net price
  • 43%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

#6 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 3,154enrollment
  • $24,888net price
  • 50%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1300SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA
The University of Tampa
T
Tampa, FL
The University of Tampa

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 9,333enrollment
  • $29,880net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1250SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
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Florida Institute of Technology
F
Melbourne, FL
 
Florida Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 6,271enrollment
  • $33,610net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1340SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.58Avg GPA
New College of Florida
N
Sarasota, FL
New College of Florida

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 837enrollment
  • $12,778net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1420SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.92Avg GPA
Eckerd College
E
Saint Petersburg, FL
Eckerd College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 2,006enrollment
  • $33,918net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1280SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.34Avg GPA
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Flagler College St Augustine
F
Saint Augustine, FL
Flagler College St Augustine

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 2,608enrollment
  • $23,473net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1220SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA
The University of West Florida
W
Pensacola, FL
The University of West Florida

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 12,847enrollment
  • $11,550net price
  • 42%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1250SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA
University of North Florida
N
Jacksonville, FL
University of North Florida

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 16,776enrollment
  • $13,524net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1280SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.73Avg GPA
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Florida International University
F
Miami, FL
Florida International University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 57,942enrollment
  • $12,219net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1260SAT range
  • 23-27ACT range
  • 3.84Avg GPA
University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus
S
St. Petersburg, FL
University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 4,727enrollment
  • $11,419net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1250SAT range
  • 23-27ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Florida Atlantic University
F
Boca Raton, FL
Florida Atlantic University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#16 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 29,772enrollment
  • $10,100net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1240SAT range
  • 21-25ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA
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Saint Leo University
S
Saint Leo, FL
Saint Leo University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 11,808enrollment
  • $20,552net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 960-1150SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Southeastern University
S
Lakeland, FL
Southeastern University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 8,755enrollment
  • $22,928net price
  • 48%acceptance rate
  • 950-1160SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.35Avg GPA