Top Universities in Florida

For those interested in studying in Florida, we have a very useful list. We selected the best Florida institutions for prospective students. Please know that rankings are based on academic research, alumni reviews, graduation rates, as well as assessment from peer colleges. On the page, you will find major admissions stats such as acceptance rate, tuition fees, average SAT scores for each ranked college or university.

Rankings Schools
1 University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
Tuition: N/A
Total enrollment: 16,068
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 38.3%
Average freshman retention rate: 90%
6-year graduation rate: 78%
Classes with under 20 students: 51.7%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1230-1400
2 University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
Tuition: N/A
Total enrollment: 49,589
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 43.2%
Average freshman retention rate: 96%
6-year graduation rate: 84%
Classes with under 20 students: 45.0%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1160-1360
3 Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
Tuition: N/A
Total enrollment: 41,087
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 58.5%
Average freshman retention rate: 91%
6-year graduation rate: 74%
Classes with under 20 students: 33.8%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 25-28
4 Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne, FL)
Tuition: $34,710
Total enrollment: 5,189
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 57.4%
Average freshman retention rate: 76%
6-year graduation rate: 56%
Classes with under 20 students: 53.9%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1040-1250
5 University of South Florida (Tampa, FL)
Tuition: N/A
Total enrollment: 39,596
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 38.1%
Average freshman retention rate: 88%
6-year graduation rate: 52%
Classes with under 20 students: 26.7%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1060-1250
6 University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)
Tuition: N/A
Total enrollment: 58,587
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 45.1%
Average freshman retention rate: 87%
6-year graduation rate: 63%
Classes with under 20 students: 26.0%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1090-1280
7 Barry University (Miami Shores, FL)
Tuition: $28,260
Total enrollment: 8,905
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 58.7%
Average freshman retention rate: 64%
6-year graduation rate: 39%
Classes with under 20 students: 67.9%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 840-1010
8 Florida A&M University (Tallahassee, FL)
Tuition: in-state: $5,187, out-of-state: $17,127
Total enrollment: 13,204
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 48.4%
Average freshman retention rate: 80%
6-year graduation rate: 40%
Classes with under 20 students: 29.2%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 18-22
9 Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, FL)
Tuition: N/A
Total enrollment: 29,290
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 34.8%
Average freshman retention rate: 78%
6-year graduation rate: 43%
Classes with under 20 students: 27.3%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 980-1150
10 Florida International University (Miami, FL)
Tuition: in-state: $6,417, out-of-state: $18,816
Total enrollment: 44,686
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 39.4%
Average freshman retention rate: 82%
6-year graduation rate: 43%
Classes with under 20 students: 17.6%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1060-1210
11 Lynn University (Boca Raton, FL)
Tuition: $32,600
Total enrollment: 2,102
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 63.1%
Average freshman retention rate: 60%
6-year graduation rate: 42%
Classes with under 20 students: 61.2%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 800-1000
12 Nova Southeastern University (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
Tuition: $24,500
Total enrollment: 28,457
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 57.7%
Average freshman retention rate: 69%
6-year graduation rate: 43%
Classes with under 20 students: 74.4%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 930-1160
13 University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL)
Tuition: in-state: $6,060, out-of-state: $18,960
Total enrollment: 11,982
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 63.0%
Average freshman retention rate: 74%
6-year graduation rate: 48%
Classes with under 20 students: 36.5%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 20-25

 

Top Universities in Florida