Florida Colleges with low acceptance rates

Colleges with the Lowest Acceptance Rate in Florida for 2022

These are the most selective public and private four-year colleges in Florida. The list is ranked by acceptance rate, lowest to highest and limited to schools which reject at least half of all applicants. Leading the list is University of Florida which sent acceptance letters to only 31% of the 48,193 students who applied and rejected 69%.

Not all schools on the most selective list are overly academically challenging. Some schools with less rigorous test and high school GPA requirements may receive a large numbers of qualified applicants and the school does not have space to admit them all.

If you're looking for challenging colleges, explore rankings of Florida colleges with the highest SAT scores, highest ACT scores and highest GPA's.


13 results

University of Florida
F
Gainesville, FL
University of Florida

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

31% Acceptance Rate

#7 Best Public Universities in America

  • 53,372enrollment
  • $10,075net price
  • 1290-1460SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.88Avg GPA

Applications Due Nov 1

Florida State University
F
Tallahassee, FL
Florida State University

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

32% Acceptance Rate

#3 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 43,569enrollment
  • $12,815net price
  • 1220-1350SAT range
  • 27-31ACT range
  • 4.16Avg Weighted GPA

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
F
HBCU
Tallahassee, FL
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

33% Acceptance Rate

#10 Best Public Universities in Florida

  • 9,184enrollment
  • $12,903net price
  • 1030-1150SAT range
  • 20-24ACT range
  • 3.58Avg GPA

Applications Due May 15

University of Miami
M
Coral Gables, FL
University of Miami

Private 4 Year

13 reviews

33% Acceptance Rate

#1 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 17,809enrollment
  • $31,726net price
  • 1250-1420SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.6Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Johnson University Florida
J
Kissimmee, FL
Johnson University Florida

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

37% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 160enrollment
  • $19,291net price
  • 873-985SAT range
  • 17-26ACT range
  • 3.15Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Florida Memorial University
F
HBCU
Miami Gardens, FL
 
Florida Memorial University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

38% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 928enrollment
  • $16,113net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.7Avg GPA

Applications Due May 7

Webber International University
W
Babson Park, FL
 
Webber International University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

38% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 812enrollment
  • $27,398net price
  • 853-1060SAT range
  • 14-20ACT range
  • 2.98Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Southeastern University
S
Lakeland, FL
Southeastern University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

43% Acceptance Rate

#13 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 9,546enrollment
  • $25,987net price
  • 960-1170SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

University of Central Florida
C
Orlando, FL
University of Central Florida

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

45% Acceptance Rate

#3 Best Public Universities in Florida

  • 71,881enrollment
  • $11,108net price
  • 1160-1340SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 4.16Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Beacon College
B
Leesburg, FL
 
Beacon College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

45% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 427enrollment
  • $50,295net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA

University of South Florida Main Campus
S
Tampa, FL
University of South Florida Main Campus

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

49% Acceptance Rate

#4 Best Public Universities in Florida

  • 50,626enrollment
  • $10,004net price
  • 1160-1320SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 4.01Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Florida Southern College
F
Lakeland, FL
Florida Southern College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

50% Acceptance Rate

#4 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 3,413enrollment
  • $27,091net price
  • 1110-1280SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.73Avg GPA

Trinity College of Florida
T
Trinity, FL
 
Trinity College of Florida

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

50% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 214enrollment
  • $15,976net price
  • 860-1045SAT range
  • 16-19ACT range
  • 2.94Avg GPA