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The Best Colleges in Ranked for 2018

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 our 2018 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 95 138 170
2 University of Florida 110 237 101
3 Florida State University 206 479 223
4 University of Central Florida 221 296 455
5 Florida Southern College 297 236 683
6 New College of Florida 130 881 354
7 University of South Florida Main Campus 258 247 780
8 Florida Institute of Technology 237 561 659
9 The University of Tampa 514 267 629
10 Eckerd College 351 884 456
11 Flagler College St Augustine 558 404 538
12 Nova Southeastern University 329 359 1,103
13 Florida International University 353 297 1,102
14 Ave Maria University 323 162 1,189
15 The University of West Florida 626 167 931
16 University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus 294 130 1,454
17 University of North Florida 328 676 859
18 Florida Gulf Coast University 583 440 1,064
19 Florida Atlantic University 586 529 1,101
20 Palm Beach Atlantic University West Palm Beach 482 1,403 599
21 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 824 93 1,194
22 Southeastern University 782 238 1,128
23 Saint Leo University 781 827 1,002
24 Rollins College 1,304 562 288
25 Florida College 352 1,109 1,617
26 Saint Thomas University 910 381 1,227
27 Warner University 1,129 205 1,197
28 Northwood University Florida 1,029 380 1,418
29 Florida Memorial University 1,287 63 1,127
30 Stetson University 1,310 714 435
31 Johnson University Florida 780 590 1,534
32 Webber International University 1,088 298 1,400
33 Lynn University 909 1,183 1,126
34 Beacon College 1,803 280 126
35 Jacksonville University 1,291 283 1,195
36 Ringling College of Art and Design 1,303 1,075 387
37 Barry University 1,060 589 1,328
38 Trinity Baptist College 1,087 677 1,196
39 Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach 1,285 853 682
40 The Baptist College of Florida 1,186 507 1,417
41 Saint John Vianney College Seminary 1,308 1,488 109
42 Carlos Albizu University Miami 1,280 154 1,651
43 Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences 1,128 1,004 1,260
44 Edward Waters College 1,176 478 1,601
45 Trinity College of Florida 1,145 854 1,456
46 Everglades University 1,805 973 432
47 Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide 1,826 639 1,063
48 Hodges University 1,796 556 1,635
49 Johnson & Wales University North Miami 1,820 1,182 1,029
50 Herzing University Winter Park 1,806 1,157 1,831

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.