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Barry University

Miami Shores

www.barry.edu

Acceptance rate: 58.9 percent

Undergraduate enrollment: 4,940

Top majors: Biology, Elementary Education, Nursing, Sports Management

Tuition & fees: $28,160

Specific academic requirements: Avg. GPA: 3.2, Avg. SAT: 1250-1505, Avg. ACT: 17-21

Fun fact: Barry University offers more than 60 undergraduate programs, 50 graduate programs, including dual degree options, specialist's degrees and 10 doctoral degrees, including one of seven in Podiatric medicine nationally.

 

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale

www.broward.edu

Acceptance rate: 100 percent

Undergraduate enrollment: 40,375

Top majors: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Education, Nursing

Tuition & fees: $1,810

Specific academic requirements: Open enrollment, selective for some programs.

Fun fact: Recently named one of the nation's Top 10 community colleges by the Aspen Institute's College Excellence Program. The school in still in the running to win the top prize in 2013, and the $1 million that comes with it.
 

Concorde Career Institute

Miramar

www.concorde.edu

Acceptance rate: 100 percent

Tuition & fees: Contact campus for information.

Top majors: Insurance Coding and Billing Specialist, Medical Assistant, Nursing

Specific academic requirements: Open enrollment.

Fun fact: Concorde has 15 campuses in 7 states, including California, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Oregon, Tennessee and Texas.

 

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton

www.fau.edu

Acceptance rate: 34.77 percent

Undergraduate enrollment: 23,462

Top majors: Accounting, Biological Science, Business Administration, Elementary Education

Tuition & fees: $2,480

Specific academic requirements: Avg. SAT:1460-1715, Avg. ACT: 21-25, Avg. GPA: 3.3

Fun fact: The owl is FAU's mascot because the Audubon Society deemed the campus a burrowing owl sanctuary in 1971.

 

Northwood University

West Palm Beach

www.northwood.edu

Acceptance rate: 46.33 percent

Undergraduate enrollment: 1,819

Top majors: Accounting, Business Administration/Management, Marketing

Tuition & fees: $19,086

Specific academic requirements: Avg. SAT: 1362, Avg. ACT: 19, Avg. GPA: 3.0

Fun fact: The student-faculty ratio is approximately 20:1.

 

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale

www.nova.edu

Acceptance rate: 57.67 percent

Undergraduate enrollment: 6,174

Top majors: Biology, Business Administration, Legal Studies, Psychology

Tuition & fees: $22,150

Specific academic requirements: Avg. SAT: 1557, Avg. ACT: 22, Avg. GPA: 3.66

Fun fact: Art on campus includes a permanent installation by world-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly, a 200-foot shark mural by marine artist and ecologist Guy Harvey, a Buddhist prayer wheel blessed by the Dalai Lama, and year-round exhibits at the Alvin Sherman Library gallery.

 

University of Florida

Gainesville

www.uf.edu

Acceptance rate: 43.18 percent

Undergraduate enrollment: 32,660

Top majors: English, Finance, Political Science and Government, Psychology

Tuition & fees: $4,060

Specific academic requirements: Avg. SAT: 1730-2030 (with Writing), Avg. ACT: 24-30, Avg. GPA: 4.1-4.4

Fun fact: Since 1968, 145 Gators and 13 Florida coaches have earned 91 medals (45 gold) while representing 34 countries in 12 Olympiads.

 

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Bethune-Cookman University

Daytona Beach

www.cookman.edu

Acceptance rate: 66.96 percent

Undergraduate enrollment: 3,545

Top majors: Business Administration and Management, Criminal Justice, Psychology, and Sociology

Tuition & fees: $13,990

Specific academic requirements: Average GPA of 2.7, Average ACT 16-19, Average SAT 1085-1340

Fun fact: Bethune-Cookman University had the largest graduating class in its history, granting over 570 degrees in Spring of 2011

Brevard Community College

Cocoa Beach

www.brevardcc.edu

Acceptance rate: 100 percent

Undergraduate enrollment: 18,096

Top majors: Criminal Justice, Emergency Medical Technology, Liberal Arts, Nursing

Tuition & fees: $1,892

Specific academic requirements: Open enrollment.

Fun fact: BCC is located on Florida's Space Coast, 45 minutes away from Orlando.

 

College of Central Florida

Ocala

www.cf.edu

Acceptance rate: 100 percent

Undergraduate enrollment: 8,766

Top majors: Agribusiness, Dentistry, Engineering Technology, Nursing

Tuition & fees: $1,819

Specific academic requirements: Open enrollment.

Fun fact: The Appleton Museum of Art has been operated by the College of Central Florida since 2004.

 

Daytona State College

Daytona Beach

www.daytonastate.edu

Acceptance rate: 100 percent

Undergraduate enrollment: 18,497

Top majors: Business Management, Elementary Education, Nursing, Technology Support Specialist

Tuition & fees: $3,074

Specific academic requirements: Open admission, selective for some programs.

Fun fact: UCF Daytona Beach partners with Daytona State so students can complete an associate degree then continue at UCF Daytona Beach for a bachelor's degree.

Eckerd College

St. Petersburg

www.eckerd.edu

Acceptance rate: 68.46 percent

Undergraduate enrollment: 2,346

Top majors: Environmental Studies, International Relations, Global Affairs, Marine Science

Tuition & fees: $34,250

Specific academic requirements: Avg. SAT: 1505-1835, Avg. ACT: 22-28, Avg. GPA: 3.3

Fun fact: There are more than 300 pets living on the pet-friendly campus.

Flagler College

St. Augustine

www.flagler.edu

Acceptance rate: 40.45 percent

Undergraduate enrollment: 2,753

Top majors: Business Administration, Communication, Education, Psychology

Tuition & fees: $ 14,510

Specific academic requirements: Avg. SAT: 1565-1760, Avg. ACT: 22-26, Avg. GPA: 3.23

Fun fact: The college building was built by Henry Flagler as a hotel.

Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University

Tallahassee

www.famu.edu

Acceptance rate: 60.7 percent

Undergraduate enrollment: 10,224

Top majors: Architecture, Broadcast Journalism, Computer Information Sciences, Nursing

Tuition & fees: $4,589

Specific academic requirements: Avg. SAT: 1400 (with Writing), Avg. ACT: 20, Avg. GPA: 3.0

Fun fact: The Marching 100 is considered one of the nation’s top collegiate musical ensembles.

Florida Gulf Coast University

Fort Myers

www.fgcu.edu

Acceptance rate: 67.9 percent

Undergraduate enrollment: 10,621

Top majors: Biology, Communication, Elementary Education Psychology

Tuition & fees: $$4,597

Specific academic requirements: Avg. SAT: 1520 (with Writing), Avg. ACT: 21; Avg. GPA: 3.35

Fun fact: FGCU has a 15-acre solar field that supplies 18 percent of the campus' electrical needs.

Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne

www.fit.edu

Acceptance rate: 57.37 percent

Undergraduate enrollment: 5,582

Top majors: Biology, Engineering, Physical Sciences, Transportation and Materials Moving

Tuition & fees: $34,430

Specific academic requirements: Avg. SAT: 1550-1865, Avg. ACT: 21-28, Avg. GPA: 3.52

Fun fact: Founded in 1958 to provide advanced education for professionals working in the space program at what is now Kennedy Space Center.

Florida International University

Miami

www.fiu.edu

Undergraduate enrollment: 33,802

Acceptance rate: 51.14 percent

Top majors: Creative Writing, General Education, Hospitality, International Business

Tuition & fees: $3,580

Specific academic requirements: Avg. SAT: 1460-1730, Avg. ACT: 21-25, Avg. GPA: 3.6

Fun fact: More than 110,000 FIU alumni live and work in South Florida.

Florida Southern College

Lakeland

www.flsouthern.edu

Acceptance rate: 65.08 percent

Undergraduate enrollment: 2,269

Tuition & fees: $25,529

Top majors: Business, Communication, Music, Nursing

Specific academic requirements: Avg. SAT: 1617, Avg. ACT: 24, Avg. GPA: 3.4

Fun fact: Florida Southern has received the William Burke Award for Excellence.

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Jacksonville

www.fscj.edu

Acceptance rate: 100 percent

Undergraduate enrollment: 28,642

Top majors: Arts, Business Management, Information Technology Management, Nursing

Tuition & fees: $1,995

Specific academic requirements: Open admission, selective for some programs.

Fun fact: The college has 5 separate campuses and 5 other specialized centers.

Florida State University

Tallahassee

www.fsu.edu

Acceptance rate: 58.49 percent

Undergraduate enrollment: 31,418

Top majors: Business, Education, English, Theater and Dance Tuition & fees: $3,100

Requirements: Avg. SAT: 1655-1925, Avg. ACT: 25-28, Avg. GPA: 3.76

Fun fact: FSU also operates the Ringling Center for the Cultural Arts in Sarasota, which includes the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the largest museum/university complex in the nation and the official state art museum of Florida.

Hillsborough Community College

Tampa

www.hccfl.edu

Acceptance rate: 100 percent

Undergraduate enrollment: 27,955

Top majors: Business Administration, Criminal Justice Technology, Liberal Arts, Nursing

Tuition & fees: $1,875

Specific academic requirements: Open enrollment.

Fun fact: HCC has five primary campus locations, three satellite locations, a distance learning program, and a comprehensive corporate training and continuing education division.

Lynn University

Boca Raton

www.lynn.edu

Acceptance rate: 72.2 percent

Undergraduate enrollment: 1,619

Top majors: Business, Communication, Education, Hospitality Management

Tuition & fees: $30,200

Specific academic requirements: Avg. SAT: 941, Avg. ACT: 19, Avg. GPA: 2.65

Fun fact: Lynn University has 123 lushly landscaped acres with 6 freshwater lakes.

Miami-Dade College

Miami

www.mdc.edu

Acceptance rate: 100 percent

Undergraduate enrollment: 55,000

Top majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Nursing

Tuition & fees: $2,847

Specific academic requirements: Open enrollment.

Fun fact: WSVN Channel 7 news anchor Belkys Nerey is an MDC alumna.

New College of Florida

Sarasota

www.ncf.edu

Acceptance rate: 53.11 percent

Undergraduate enrollment: 801

Top majors: Art, Art History, Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, English, Economics

Tuition & fees: $4,491

Specific academic requirements: Avg. SAT: 1962, Avg. ACT: 29, Avg. GPA: 4.03

Fun fact: U.S. News & World Report ranked New College No. 5 among all public liberal arts colleges in 2013.

New World School of the Arts

Miami

nwsa.mdc.edu

Acceptance rate: 68.44 percent

Top majors: Art and Design, Dance, Music, Theater

Tuition & fees: $4,097-$5,599

Specific academic requirements: Admission is determined by a performance audition or a portfolio review as well as academic requirements.

Fun fact: Associate in Arts degree is awarded by Miami Dade College, but the Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees are awarded by the University of Florida.

Palm Beach State College

Lake Worth

www.palmbeachstate.edu

Acceptance rate: 100 percent

Undergraduate enrollment: 29,534

Top Majors: Biology, Business, Health Professions, Marketing 

Tuition & fees: $2,304

Specific academic requirements: Open enrollment, with some limited access programs.

Fun fact: Ranked by Community College Week as the 10th largest producer of associate degrees in the country and the 13th largest producer of associate degrees awarded to minorities.

Rollins College

Winter Park

www.rollins.edu

Acceptance rate: 53.85 percent

Undergraduate enrollment: 2,505

Top majors: Business, Economics, Education, Psychology

Tuition & fees: $38,400

Specific academic requirements: Avg. SAT: 1633-1910, Avg. ACT: 24-28, Avg. GPA: 3.4

Fun fact: Rollins has been ranked No. 1 among 128 regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report for eight years in a row.

St. Leo University

Saint Leo

www.saintleo.edu

Acceptance rate: 92.93 percent

Undergraduate enrollment: 1,926

Top majors: Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Psychology

Tuition & fees: $18,200

Specific academic requirements: Avg. SAT: 1280-1550 (with Writing), Avg. ACT: 19-23, Avg. GPA: 3.3

Fun fact: St. Leo University is a private Catholic school located in west central Florida, about 30 minutes north of Tampa.

St. Thomas University

Miami Gardens

www.stu.edu

Acceptance rate: 59.35 percent

Undergraduate enrollment: 1,113

Top majors: Business Administration, Communications, Elementary Education, Psychology

Tuition & fees: $23,910

Specific academic requirements: Avg. SAT: 1290, Avg. ACT: 17, Avg. GPA: 2.9

Fun fact: The St. Thomas University experience includes a Study in Spain program, a United Nations internship and travel to Haiti.

Santa Fe College

Gainesville

www.sfcollege.edu

Acceptance rate: 100 percent

Undergraduate enrollment: 15,745

Top 5 Majors: Cinematography, Dental Hygienist, Film, Liberal Arts

Tuition & fees: $1,840

Specific Academic requirements: Open enrollment.

Fun fact: Santa Fe markets itself as the “Gateway to the Gators.”

Stetson University

DeLand

www.stetson.edu

Acceptance rate: 66.47 percent

Undergraduate enrollment: 2,134

Top majors: Business, Communications, English, Psychology

Tuition & fees: $32,940

Specific academic requirements: Avg. SAT: 1535-1835 (with Writing), Avg. ACT: 22-27, Avg. GPA: 3.7

Fun fact: The DeLand campus is home to more than 100 student organizations, including service and special interest groups, student government, social fraternities and sororities, and 17 scholastic and honorary societies.

Tallahassee Community College

Tallahassee

www.tcc.fl.edu

Acceptance rate: 100 percent

Undergraduate enrollment: 14,739

Top Majors: Business Administration, Business Management, Early Childhood Development, Nursing

Tuition & fees: $1,997

Specific Academic requirements: Open enrollment.

Fun fact: TCC is providing students with an opportunity to study in Tianjin, China, from May 10-June 21, 2013.

University of Central Florida

Orlando

www.ucf.edu

Acceptance rate: 45.05 percent

Undergraduate enrollment: 47,679

Top majors: Biology, Business, Engineering, Nursing, Psychology

Tuition & fees: $3,848

Specific academic requirements: Avg. SAT: 1767 (with Writing), Avg. ACT: 26, Avg. GPA: 3.62

Fun fact: The UCF engineering program is among the top 10 in the nation.

University of Miami

Coral Gables

www.miami.edu

Acceptance rate: 38.33 percent

Undergraduate enrollment: 10,368

Top Majors: Biology, Business, Marketing, Visual and Performing Arts

Tuition & fees: $38,440

Specific academic requirements: Avg. SAT: 1835-2090 (with Writing), Avg. ACT: 28-32, Avg. GPA: 3.8

Fun fact: UM has undergraduate students from every state and over 100 nations, and a student-faculty ratio of 11:1.

University of North Florida

Jacksonville

www.unf.edu

Acceptance rate: 49.5 percent

Undergraduate enrollment: 14,258

Top majors: Coastal Biology, International Business, Music Jazz Studies, Nursing

Tuition & fees: $3,368

Specific academic requirements: Avg. SAT: 1715, Avg. ACT: 24, Avg. GPA: 3.73

Fun fact: Since 2006, every new building on our campus has been constructed to meet the standards of the U.S. Green Building Council for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

University of South Florida

Tampa

www.usf.edu

Acceptance rate: 44.54 percent

Undergraduate enrollment: 30,914

Top majors: Biomedical Sciences, Business, Education, Psychology

Tuition & fees: $5,726

Specific academic requirements: Avg. SAT: 1535-1835, Avg. ACT: 22-27, Avg. GPA: 3.72

Fun fact: Note-A-Bull alum include America's Cup Winner Ed Baird, Cleveland Browns cornerback Anthony D. Henry, pro wrestler Hulk Hogan, actress and model Lauren Hutton, St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Richard Oppel.

University of West Florida

Pensacola

www.uwf.edu

Acceptance rate: 66.05 percent

Undergraduate enrollment: 9,565

Top majors: Biology, Business, Education, Psychology

Tuition & fees: $3,421

Specific academic requirements: Avg. SAT: 1557 (with Writing), Avg. ACT: 23, Avg. GPA: 3.5

Fun fact: Incoming freshmen are invited to Camp Argo, a three-day, two-night retreat designed to help students build their network of friends and learn about the traditions and culture of UWF.

Valencia Community College

Orlando

www.valenciacc.edu

Acceptance rate: 100 percent

Undergraduate enrollment: 41,583

Top 5 Majors: Business Administration and Management, Humanities, Social Sciences

Tuition & fees: $2,300

Specific Academic Requirements: Open enrollment.

Fun fact: A former Valencia honors student (Howard Muzika, class of '91) was one of the digital artists who did the special effects for the movie “Titanic.”

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