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The Best Colleges in Florida Ranked for 2019

These are the best four year colleges in Florida as ranked by CollegeSimply. This Florida ranking is a subset of our national ranking of the best colleges in America. Our ranking methodology is purely statistical and not subjective in nature. Measuring factors include but are not limited to: student body intellect as indicated by admission scores, graduation rate and admission selectivity. In order to be considered for the ranking, a school must offer four year undergraduate degrees, selectively admit students and be a non-profit institution. Leading the 2019 ranking as the best college in Florida is University of Miami.

List of The Best Colleges & Universities in Florida
Rank College National Academic Rank1 National Selectivity Rank2 National Graduation Rank3
1 University of Miami 93 126 170
2 University of Florida 116 183 101
3 Florida State University 206 280 223
4 University of Central Florida 226 301 454
5 University of South Florida Main Campus 243 219 777
6 New College of Florida 147 800 353
7 Florida Southern College 402 316 680
8 Florida Institute of Technology 227 590 656
9 The University of Tampa 458 348 626
10 Eckerd College 369 904 455
11 The University of West Florida 403 302 928
12 University of North Florida 320 484 856
13 Nova Southeastern University 321 465 1,099
14 Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach 242 975 679
15 Florida International University 401 378 1,098
16 Flagler College St Augustine 840 443 535
17 Ave Maria University 499 193 1,185
18 Florida Atlantic University 505 503 1,097
19 University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus 500 166 1,448
20 Southeastern University 716 347 1,124
21 Saint Leo University 911 466 999
22 Florida Gulf Coast University 578 652 1,060
23 Palm Beach Atlantic University West Palm Beach 584 1,517 596
24 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 839 231 1,190
25 Rollins College 1,304 618 287
26 St. Thomas University 1,047 281 1,223
27 Ringling College of Art and Design 1,303 617 386
28 Warner University 1,100 170 1,193
29 Trinity Baptist College 1,164 112 1,192
30 Jacksonville University 796 1,319 1,191
31 Florida Memorial University 1,290 72 1,123
32 Stetson University 1,310 746 434
33 Webber International University 989 282 1,394
34 Northwood University Florida 1,148 379 1,412
35 Beacon College 1,793 372 126
36 Florida College 1,186 935 1,610
37 Saint John Vianney College Seminary 1,308 1,384 109
38 The Baptist College of Florida 1,199 560 1,411
39 Edward Waters College 1,180 502 1,594
40 Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences 1,099 1,516 1,256
41 Barry University 1,098 1,286 1,324
42 Everglades University 1,795 931 431
43 Lynn University 1,282 1,287 1,122
44 Johnson University Florida 1,020 1,442 1,528
45 Trinity College of Florida 1,165 1,416 1,450
46 Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide 1,815 610 1,059
47 Hodges University 1,786 481 1,628
48 Johnson & Wales University North Miami 1,809 1,088 1,026
49 Carlos Albizu University Miami 1,284 1,565 1,643
50 Herzing University Winter Park 1,796 1,038 1,821

Ranking Methodology

Overall Rank is calculated based on the following school characteristics.

1National Academic Rank is calculated using standardized test admission data as well as GPA data for admitted freshman.
2National Selectivity Rank is based on admission selectivity for incoming students starting the 2016-2017 academic year.
3National Graduation Rank is based on the percentage of students graduating with bachelor's degrees within six years.