To identify the Best Colleges in Florida for 2019 we averaged the results from the most respected college ranking systems (Niche.com + US News & World Report) from around the web to produce an entirely unique CollegeReviews Score for each school. And then ordered the schools based on that ranking. You won’t find a more exhaustive ranking of the best colleges and universities in Florida anywhere.

About The Best Colleges In Florida

Their are over 500 colleges and universities in the state. The selection of colleges in Florida offers several career-focused schools as well as public and private colleges and universities.

Both Florida State University in Tallahassee and University of Florida in Gainesville have a place on US News and World Report’s list of top schools.

The Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF) is a group of 28 private Florida colleges that includes prestigious universities such as Rollins College and the University of Miami, which is consistently ranked highly for both general Education and Business degree programs.

Regional Information about Florida

Regional Information About Florida
Major Cities: Miami, Tampa, Orlando
Attractions: Walt Disney World, Magic Kingdom Park, Universal Oralndo Resort
Cost of Living: Best Places Florida Cost of Living
Popular Schools: University of Florida, University of Miami, Florida State University

About Our Methodology

Our methodology for determining the best colleges in Florida takes both editorial rankings from US News & World Report, Times Higher Education and combines it with student rankings from Niche.com. We weight student rankings higher giving them about a 80% weighted score vs editorial rankings. Thus creating a more accurate viewpoint of the best colleges in any given state.

  1. University of Florida
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  2. University of Miami
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  3. Florida State University
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  4. University of South Florida
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  5. Florida Institute of Technology
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  6. University of Central Florida
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  7. Rollins College
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  8. Keiser University - Fort Lauderdale
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  9. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach
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  10. Florida International University
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  11. Nova Southeastern University
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  12. Eckerd College
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  13. University of North Florida
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  14. University of South Florida - St. Petersburg
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  15. Adventist University of Health Sciences
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  16. Florida A&M University
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  17. Jacksonville University
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  18. Stetson University
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  19. Florida Gulf Coast University
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  20. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide
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