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.
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.
Best Florida Schools and University Rankings
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 College||57,222||300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, Florida 33132||(305) 237-8888|
|University of Florida||51,474||355 Tigert Hall, Gainesville, Florida 32611||(352) 392-3261|
|University of Central Florida||50,121||4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, Florida 32816||(407) 823-2000|
|University of South Florida||46,189||4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, Florida 33620||(813) 974-2011|
|Florida International University||38,759||11200 S.W. 8th St., Miami, Florida 33199||(305) 348-2000|
|Florida State University||38,682||211 Westcott Bldg., Tallahassee, Florida 32306||(850) 644-2525|
|Broward College||33,448||225 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301||(954) 201-7400|
|Nova Southeastern University||28,378||3301 College Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314||(954) 262-7300|
|Florida Atlantic University||26,839||777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, Florida 33431||(561) 297-3000|
|St. Petersburg College||26,659||14025 58th St. N., Clearwater, Florida 33760||(727) 341-4772|
|Florida State College at Jacksonville||25,903||501 W. State St., Jacksonville, Florida 32202||(904) 632-3000|
|Palm Beach State College||25,122||4200 Congress Ave., Lake Worth, Florida 33461||(561) 967-7222|
|University of Miami||15,323||Coral Gables, Florida 33124||(305) 284-2211|
|University of North Florida||15,280||1 UNF Dr, Jacksonville, Florida 32224||(904) 620-1000|
|Daytona State College||15,030||1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, Florida 32114||(386) 506-3000|
|Santa Fe College||14,796||3000 NW 83rd St., Gainesville, Florida 32606||(352) 395-5000|
|Florida A&M University||11,857||Tallahassee, Florida 32307||(850) 599-3000|
|The University of West Florida||10,491||11000 University Pkwy, Pensacola, Florida 32514||(850) 474-2000|
|Barry University||8,581||11300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, Florida 33161||(800) 756-6000|
|Florida Institute of Technology||6,400||150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne, Florida 32901||(321) 674-8000|
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