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Top 20 List of Schools in Florida: University Rankings

See which schools in Florida have good reputations. Read about a couple of profiled schools and get ranking and program information so that you can compare similarities. Keep reading for a list of more good schools in Florida.

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The state of Florida currently offers almost 400 options for students interested in a postsecondary education, including several top-ranked colleges and universities. The top two schools are University of Florida, Gainesville, and University of Miami in Coral Gables, both of which earned high marks from U.S. News and World Report when compared with other schools.

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University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida

The University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville is a 4-year, public land-grant and research university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs. In 2010, U.S. News and World Report ranked UF 47th among the best national universities, making it the highest ranked school in the state. With a total enrollment of approximately 51,000 students, UF is also one of the most populated universities in Florida. The university was established in 1853, making it the state's oldest university.

University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida

Ranked 50th overall by U.S. News and World Report in 2010, the University of Miami (UM) in Coral Gables is ranked as the second-best school in Florida. This 4-year, private research institution has a population of 15,323 students. Founded in 1925, UM is comprised of 12 colleges and schools offering a total of 180 undergraduate and graduate programs. The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is well known as a major research facility in the state. Other areas of research include engineering, psychology, education and marine science.

List of 20 Good Florida Schools and Universities

College/University Name Student Population Address Phone Number
Miami Dade College57,222300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, Florida 33132(305) 237-8888
University of Florida51,474355 Tigert Hall, Gainesville, Florida 32611(352) 392-3261
University of Central Florida50,1214000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, Florida 32816(407) 823-2000
University of South Florida46,1894202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, Florida 33620(813) 974-2011
Florida International University38,75911200 S.W. 8th St., Miami, Florida 33199(305) 348-2000
Florida State University38,682211 Westcott Bldg., Tallahassee, Florida 32306(850) 644-2525
Broward College33,448225 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301(954) 201-7400
Nova Southeastern University28,3783301 College Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314(954) 262-7300
Florida Atlantic University26,839777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, Florida 33431(561) 297-3000
St. Petersburg College26,65914025 58th St. N., Clearwater, Florida 33760(727) 341-4772
Florida State College at Jacksonville25,903501 W. State St., Jacksonville, Florida 32202(904) 632-3000
Palm Beach State College25,1224200 Congress Ave., Lake Worth, Florida 33461(561) 967-7222
University of Miami15,323Coral Gables, Florida 33124(305) 284-2211
University of North Florida15,2801 UNF Dr, Jacksonville, Florida 32224(904) 620-1000
Daytona State College15,0301200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, Florida 32114(386) 506-3000
Santa Fe College14,7963000 NW 83rd St., Gainesville, Florida 32606(352) 395-5000
Florida A&M University11,857Tallahassee, Florida 32307(850) 599-3000
The University of West Florida10,49111000 University Pkwy, Pensacola, Florida 32514(850) 474-2000
Barry University8,58111300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, Florida 33161(800) 756-6000
Florida Institute of Technology6,400150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne, Florida 32901(321) 674-8000
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