Where did you go to college? Was it a sleepy Massachusetts liberal arts town, a football-crazed alma mater in the SEC, or somewhere in between? Every year hundreds of thousands of students have the privilege of extending their education in sunny Florida.

There are hundreds of accredited colleges and universities enrolling students in the Sunshine State. They know what everyone else suspects… a secondary education here is second-to-none.

We’ve compiled a list of Florida’s 10 most beautiful college campuses. These schools are so gorgeous you’ll be thinking about putting in an application immediately. Learning and living in the most jaw-dropping academic settings in the country? These are some lucky students.

Florida’s Best College Campuses

Rollins || Winter Park, FL

Rollins College. Aerial Photo overlooking Lake Virginia. Photo: Scott Cook.

Total undergraduates: 2000

Fun fact: Rollins is the oldest college in Florida.

Campus size: 80 acres

Florida Gulf Coast University || Fort Myers, FL

Total undergraduates: 14,000

Fun fact: 80% of classes taught by full-time faculty and a 22:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

Campus size: 700 acres

University of Central Florida || Orlando, FL

Total undergraduates: 66,000

Fun fact: UCF set records for diversity in fall 2017: 45.8 percent of students are minorities and 24.9 percent are Hispanic.

Campus size: 1400 acres

Florida State University || Tallahassee, FL

Total undergraduates: 33,000

Fun fact: 93% retention rate for freshmen; 79.4% graduation rate by sixth year

Campus size: 500 acres (main campus)

Eckerd College || St. Petersburg, FL

Total undergraduates: 2000

Fun fact: Average aid package for an Eckerd College student is $30,271.

Campus size: 188 acres

Valencia College || Orlando, FL

Total undergraduates: 28,000 (East campus)

Fun fact: Valencia was named the best community college in the nation as the inaugural winner of the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

Success at Valencia: Valencia graduates are UCF’s number one source of transfer students (35%).

Flagler College || St. Augustine, FL

Total undergraduates: 2600

Fun fact: The main building is Ponce de Leon Hall, which is designated as a National Historic Landmark. The campus also includes several other historic structures. The College is four miles from the Atlantic Ocean. A 19-acre athletic field is located two miles from campus.

Campus size: 50 acres

Lynn University || Boca Raton, FL

Photo courtesy of: Lynn University

Total undergraduates: 2000

Fun fact: Students came from 93 countries and 42 states and territories during the fall 2017 academic year.

Campus size: 123 acres

University of South Florida || Tampa, FL

Total undergraduates: 50,000

Fun fact: USF is comprised of 14 colleges offering more than 180 undergraduate majors and concentrations—with some of the most populated colleges being USF Health, Arts & Sciences, Business and Engineering.

Campus size: 1900 acres

University of Tampa || Tampa, FL

Total undergraduates: 7400

Fun fact: 21 consecutive years of record enrollment and approximately 2100 degrees conferred annually.

Campus size: 110 acres


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