The Best Florida Colleges

The Best Colleges in Florida for 2022

These are the top ranked public and private four-year colleges in Florida as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the list for 2022 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.


24 results

University of Miami
M
Coral Gables, FL
University of Miami

Private 4 Year

13 reviews

#1 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 17,809enrollment
  • $31,726net price
  • 33%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1420SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.6Avg Weighted 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

  • 53,372enrollment
  • $10,075net price
  • 31%acceptance rate
  • 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

#3 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 43,569enrollment
  • $12,815net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1350SAT range
  • 27-31ACT range
  • 4.16Avg Weighted GPA

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach
E
Daytona Beach, FL
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 8,797enrollment
  • $36,906net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1330SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.89Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

Florida Institute of Technology
F
Melbourne, FL
Florida Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 6,775enrollment
  • $33,313net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1330SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

Florida Southern College
F
Lakeland, FL
Florida Southern College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 3,413enrollment
  • $27,091net price
  • 50%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1280SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.73Avg GPA

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

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Florida

  • 71,881enrollment
  • $11,108net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1340SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 4.16Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Mar 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

  • 50,626enrollment
  • $10,004net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1320SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 4.01Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Jacksonville University
J
Jacksonville, FL
Jacksonville University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 4,053enrollment
  • $24,502net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 18-26ACT range
  • 3.4Estimated Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Palm Beach Atlantic University West Palm Beach
P
West Palm Beach, FL
Palm Beach Atlantic University West Palm Beach

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 3,704enrollment
  • $27,242net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1210SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.36Estimated Avg GPA

Nova Southeastern University
N
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Nova Southeastern University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 20,888enrollment
  • $26,317net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1240SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.99Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jul 22

Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences
F
Orlando, FL
Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 1,802enrollment
  • $23,897net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1140SAT range
  • 21-24ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

The University of Tampa
T
Tampa, FL
The University of Tampa

Private 4 Year

11 reviews

#9 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 9,605enrollment
  • $33,020net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1230SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Florida International University
F
Miami, FL
Florida International University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Florida

  • 58,836enrollment
  • $8,988net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1260SAT range
  • 23-29ACT 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

#10 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 2,687enrollment
  • $25,324net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1220SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.52Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

University of North Florida
N
Jacksonville, FL
University of North Florida

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Florida

  • 16,926enrollment
  • $9,789net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1230SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.89Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Florida Atlantic University
F
Boca Raton, FL
Florida Atlantic University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in Florida

  • 30,805enrollment
  • $11,451net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1220SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.66Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

St. Thomas University
S
Miami Gardens, FL
 
St. Thomas University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 5,601enrollment
  • $24,436net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 910-1100SAT range
  • 16-21ACT range
  • 3.24Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1