The Best Florida Colleges

The Best Colleges in Florida for 2024

These are the top ranked public and private four-year colleges in Florida as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the list for 2024 as the best overall college in Florida is University of Miami. The top rated public state college is University of Florida. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


27 results

University of Miami
M
Coral Gables, FL

University of Miami

Private 4 Year

14 reviews

#1 Best Private 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

#7 Best Public Universities in America

  • 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

#2 Best Private 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

#3 Best Private 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

6 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities 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

#4 Best Private 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

#4 Best Public Universities 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

#5 Best Private 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

#6 Best Private 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

#7 Best Private 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

#8 Best Private 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

#9 Best Private 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

#10 Best Private 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

#5 Best Public Universities 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

#11 Best Private 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

#12 Best Private 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

#6 Best Public Universities in Florida

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