Top Rated Florida Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in Florida for 2021

These are the top ranked public four-year colleges in Florida as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the rankings for 2021 as the best public college in Florida is University of Florida. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


11 results

University of Florida
F
Gainesville, FL
University of Florida

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in America

  • 52,218enrollment
  • $10,457net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1470SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 4.1Avg GPA
Florida State University
F
Tallahassee, FL
Florida State University

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 41,005enrollment
  • $12,568net price
  • 36%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1340SAT range
  • 26-30ACT range
  • 3.88Avg GPA
University of Central Florida
C
Orlando, FL
University of Central Florida

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Florida

  • 68,475enrollment
  • $11,617net price
  • 44%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1340SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA
University of South Florida Main Campus
S
Tampa, FL
University of South Florida Main Campus

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Florida

  • 43,846enrollment
  • $9,787net price
  • 48%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1330SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.86Avg GPA
Florida International University
F
Miami, FL
Florida International University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Florida

  • 57,942enrollment
  • $9,888net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1280SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.84Avg GPA
University of North Florida
N
Jacksonville, FL
University of North Florida

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Florida

  • 16,776enrollment
  • $9,857net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1260SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.73Avg GPA
University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus
S
St. Petersburg, FL
University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in Florida

  • 4,727enrollment
  • $10,841net price
  • 27%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1275SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
The University of West Florida
W
Pensacola, FL
The University of West Florida

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in Florida

  • 12,847enrollment
  • $7,515net price
  • 31%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1260SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA
Florida Atlantic University
F
Boca Raton, FL
Florida Atlantic University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#9 Best Public Universities in Florida

  • 29,772enrollment
  • $9,861net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1240SAT range
  • 22-26ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA
Florida Gulf Coast University
F
Fort Myers, FL
Florida Gulf Coast University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#10 Best Public Universities in Florida

  • 15,031enrollment
  • $11,621net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1210SAT range
  • 21-25ACT range
  • 3.37Avg GPA
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
F
Tallahassee, FL
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Public Universities in Florida

  • 10,021enrollment
  • $14,610net price
  • 36%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1160SAT range
  • 19-23ACT range
  • 3.27Avg GPA