Florida Best Colleges Comparison

View the Florida Best Colleges Comparison and compare the schools with key academic characteristics such as tuition and test scores to get right decision.
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Colleges In Florida Statistics

There are 410 colleges in Florida - 92 public and 318 private schools. The 2020 average undergraduate tuition & fees of the schools is $15,445 and the average graduate tuition & fees is $16,694. The average SAT scores of enrolled students is 1,125 and the average acceptance rate is 71% for Florida Best Colleges Comparison.
Next table shows the key academic facts for all colleges in Florida. You may want to check more statistics and compare all Florida colleges at Florida Statistics page.
2019-2020 Colleges In Florida Statistics
Top 20 colleges in FloridaAll colleges in Florida
Number of Schools20 schools
(13 public, 7 private)
410 schools
(92 public, 318 private)
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$6,084 (in-state)
$26,249 (out-of-state)
$3,891 (in-state)
$15,445 (out-of-state)
Graduate Tuition & Fees$10,100 (in-state)
$22,816 (out-of-state)
$9,986 (in-state)
$16,694 (out-of-state)
Average Financial Aid$12,363$5,914
Test Scores1,194 SAT, 26 ACT 1,125 SAT, 24 ACT
Acceptance Rate55.25% 71.21%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)33.20% 41.03%
Population423,4801,110,347
Undergraduate336,406958,807
Graduate87,074151,540
Graduation Rate62.45%62.11%
Transfer-out Rate18.36%13.40%
Students to Faculty Ratio18.05 to 115.71 to 1

Top Colleges In Florida Comparison

Next table lists the top 20 colleges in Florida for academic year 2019-2020. University of Florida ranked top in the Florida Best Colleges Comparison and University of Miami and Florida State University follows it. The 2020 average tuition & fees is $26,249 for undergraduate programs $22,816 for graduate programs. The average SAT score of the top colleges in Florida is 1,194 and the acceptance rate is 55.25%. The average students to faculty ratio is 18.05 to 1 for top colleges in Florida. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
2019-2020 Top colleges in Florida Comparison
Rank*NameTuition & FeesAverage Financial AidPopulationAcceptance RateTest ScoresStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 University of Florida
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Public, 4 yearsGainesville, FL
$28,659
($6,381)
$10,500 53,37231% 1,375 SAT
31 ACT
17 to 1
2 University of Miami
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Private, 4 yearsCoral Gables, FL
$53,682 $34,806 17,80933% 1,335 SAT
30 ACT
12 to 1
3 Florida State University
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Public, 4 yearsTallahassee, FL
$21,683
($6,517)
$8,897 43,56932% 1,285 SAT
29 ACT
21 to 1
4 University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee
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Public, 4 yearsSarasota, FL
$16,502
($5,587)
$6,247 2,06924% 1,225 SAT
27 ACT
12 to 1
5 University of Central Florida
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Public, 4 yearsOrlando, FL
$22,467
($6,368)
$7,826 71,88145% 1,250 SAT
28 ACT
31 to 1
6 Florida International University
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Public, 4 yearsMiami, FL
$18,963
($6,565)
$7,051 58,83658% 1,185 SAT
26 ACT
25 to 1
7 University of South Florida-Main Campus
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Public, 4 yearsTampa, FL
$17,324
($6,410)
$8,820 50,62649% 1,240 SAT
28 ACT
22 to 1
8 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
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Public, 4 yearsTallahassee, FL
$17,725
($5,785)
$8,945 9,18433% 1,090 SAT
22 ACT
14 to 1
9 University of South Florida-St Petersburg
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Public, 4 yearsSt. Petersburg, FL
$16,736
($5,821)
$7,096 4,72727% 1,208 SAT
27 ACT
18 to 1
10 Southeastern University
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Private, 4 yearsLakeland, FL
$27,520 $11,681 9,54643% 1,065 SAT
22 ACT
28 to 1
11 The University of West Florida
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Public, 4 yearsPensacola, FL
$18,658
($5,776)
$7,482 13,06158% 1,145 SAT
24 ACT
20 to 1
12 Florida Atlantic University
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Public, 4 yearsBoca Raton, FL
$17,324
($4,879)
$9,097 30,80575% 1,140 SAT
24 ACT
22 to 1
13 The University of Tampa
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Private, 4 yearsTampa, FL
$30,884 $12,616 9,60556% 1,160 SAT
25 ACT
17 to 1
14 Palm Beach Atlantic University
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Private, 4 yearsWest Palm Beach, FL
$33,476 $20,744 3,70492% 1,105 SAT
24 ACT
12 to 1
15 Eckerd College
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Private, 4 yearsSaint Petersburg, FL
$47,704 $25,875 1,82269% 1,185 SAT
26 ACT
12 to 1
16 Ave Maria University
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Private, 4 yearsAve Maria, FL
$23,188 $18,744 1,10892% 1,129 SAT
25 ACT
13 to 1
17 University of North Florida
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Public, 4 yearsJacksonville, FL
$19,407
($5,964)
$7,625 16,92680% 1,135 SAT
24 ACT
19 to 1
18 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach
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Private, 4 yearsDaytona Beach, FL
$37,964 $15,898 8,79761% 1,225 SAT
27 ACT
18 to 1
19 New College of Florida
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Public, 4 yearsSarasota, FL
$29,944
($6,916)
$10,496 67570% 1,268 SAT
28 ACT
6 to 1
20 Florida Gulf Coast University
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Public, 4 yearsFort Myers, FL
$25,162
($6,118)
$6,814 15,35877% 1,135 SAT
23 ACT
22 to 1
Average$26,249
($6,084)
$12,363 423,48055.25% 1,194 SAT
26.0000 ACT
18.05 to 1
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All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020