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Florida has several large universities including The University of Florida in Gainesville (UF), Florida State University in Tallahassee and The University of Central Florida in Orlando. These state universities offer a wide variety degrees and programs including Medical Schools, Law Schools, Businesses Schools and many others.

There are also smaller universities in Florida including Flagler College in St Augustine and Rollins College in Winter Park.

Florida residents are granted in state tuition in state schools and the state offers a prepaid tuition program that locks in the price of tuition. These programs and the fact that many parents are alumni of Florida colleges results in many Florida teens attending Florida colleges.

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University of Florida

Gainesville

The University of Florida is a major, public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university. The state’s oldest, largest and most comprehensive university, Florida is among the nation’s most academically diverse public universities.

University of South Florida (USF)

Tampa

Located in Tampa Florida, The University of South Florida (USF) offers 232 undergraduate, graduate, specialist, and doctoral degree programs. USF uses a semester based calendar and has about 30,000 undergraduate students.

University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33620
813-974-2011

Edison State College - Fort Myers

Edison State College in Fort Myers is named after the famous inventor Thomas Edison who spent his winters in Fort Myers.

As a public college, Edison State College is part of the Division of Florida Colleges (formerly the Florida Community Colleges System) and has approximately 17,000 students.

University of Miami

Miami

The University of Miami is a private university located in Coral Gables, an affluent suburb of Miami.  Known as a top tier school, it offers a rigorous academic curriculum and an excellent athletic program. 

The University of Miami (UM) consistently ranks in the top tier of colleges in the nation.  The 2009 US News and World Report "America’s Best Colleges" ranked UM as 51st in the nation. 

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU)

Tallahassee

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) is located in central Tallahassee, just south of downtown.  The 419 acre campus is situated on the highest of Tallahassee’s seven hills in Leon County Florida.

Tallahassee Community College

Tallahassee

Tallahassee Community College (TCC) is a two-year community college with an enrollment of over 13,000 students.  TCC provides a solid education for its many students who move on to Florida State University, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and other four-year institutions. 

Rollins College

Winter Park

Winter Park is home to Rollins College Florida’s oldest recognized college. As a private liberal arts school Rollins College provides a challenging undergraduate program in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Rollins also has the top rated Crummer Graduate School of Business and the Hamilton Holt School offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in an evening studies program.

Valencia Community College

Orlando

Valencia Community College in Orlando is famous for its fine arts program, specifically the film school. Valencia has about 42,000 students that attend classes at 7 different locations in and around Orlando

Central Florida Community College

Ocala

CFCC is a fully accredited two-year college that was originally established in 1957.  There are several campuses that serve the counties of Marion, Citrus, and Levy.

The Ocala Campus is located on State Road 200, west of downtown Ocala and east of Interstate Highway 75. There are also campuses in Chiefland, Lecanto, and West Ocala.

Flagler College

St Augustine

In the Center of St. Augustine on the site of the historic Hotel Ponce de Leon is Flagler College. Just a few miles from the pristine beaches of St Augustine Flagler College is a private liberal arts college with about 2,000 students.

University of Central Florida

Orlando

Based in Orlando The University of Central Florida is a public multi-campus metropolitan research university. UCF was founded in 1968 with campuses to serve its 11 surrounding counties. The University offers 95 Baccalaureate, 97 Master’s, and 28 Doctoral programs to the student population of over 46,000.

Florida State University

Tallahassee

Florida State University (FSU) has 41,000 total students based on 2007 enrollment numbers. FSU offers a wide variety of degrees ranging from business, communications, education, and criminology to engineering, law, medicine, nursing, and music.

Student Housing at UF

Gainesville

As a freshman college student one of the many things you have to think about is housing. For freshman, on campus dorms are a good option as they eliminate your need for a car, cooking, and paying bills for an apartment, utilities, etc.

Underage Drinking Enforcement at UF

Gainesville

Like many colleges the University of Florida is cracking down on underage drinking. The school has a policy that if you are under 21 and caught drinking a letter will be sent home to your parents.