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The Best Colleges in Ranked for 2019

These are the best four year colleges in as ranked by CollegeSimply. This 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 is University of Miami.

List of The Best Colleges & Universities in
Rank College National Academic Rank1 National Selectivity Rank2 National Graduation Rank3
1 University of Miami 93 121 170
2 University of Florida 116 176 101
3 Florida State University 206 271 223
4 University of Central Florida 226 292 454
5 University of South Florida Main Campus 243 212 777
6 New College of Florida 147 772 353
7 Florida Southern College 402 307 680
8 Florida Institute of Technology 227 570 656
9 The University of Tampa 458 337 626
10 Eckerd College 369 872 455
11 The University of West Florida 403 293 928
12 University of North Florida 320 466 856
13 Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach 242 941 679
14 Nova Southeastern University 321 447 1,099
15 Florida International University 401 366 1,098
16 Flagler College St Augustine 840 427 535
17 Ave Maria University 499 186 1,185
18 Florida Atlantic University 505 485 1,097
19 University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus 500 159 1,448
20 Southeastern University 716 336 1,124
21 Saint Leo University 911 448 999
22 Florida Gulf Coast University 578 627 1,060
23 Palm Beach Atlantic University West Palm Beach 584 1,447 596
24 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 839 224 1,190
25 Rollins College 1,304 595 287
26 Saint Thomas University 1,047 272 1,223
27 Jacksonville University 796 1,269 1,191
28 Ringling College of Art and Design 1,303 594 386
29 Warner University 1,100 163 1,193
30 Trinity Baptist College 1,164 107 1,192
31 Florida Memorial University 1,290 69 1,123
32 Stetson University 1,310 719 434
33 Webber International University 989 273 1,394
34 Northwood University Florida 1,148 367 1,412
35 Florida College 1,186 903 1,610
36 Beacon College 1,793 360 126
37 The Baptist College of Florida 1,199 540 1,411
38 Edward Waters College 1,180 484 1,594
39 Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences 1,099 1,446 1,256
40 Barry University 1,098 1,237 1,324
41 Everglades University 1,795 899 431
42 Lynn University 1,282 1,238 1,122
43 Johnson University Florida 1,020 1,380 1,528
44 Trinity College of Florida 1,165 1,358 1,450
45 Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide 1,815 587 1,059
46 Hodges University 1,786 463 1,628
47 Johnson & Wales University North Miami 1,809 1,050 1,026
48 Carlos Albizu University Miami 1,284 1,488 1,643
49 Herzing University Winter Park 1,796 1,002 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.