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College Consensus Releases Ranking of Best Colleges in Florida 2018

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College Consensus Releases Ranking of Best Colleges in Florida 2018

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C., July 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- College Consensus (http://www.collegeconsensus.com), a unique new college ranking website, has published their ranking of the Best Colleges in Florida 2018 at https://www.collegeconsensus.com/ranking/best-colleges-fl/

To identify the Best Colleges in Florida for 2018, College Consensus combined the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with thousands of real student reviews to produce a unique consensus score for each school. According to College Consensus founder Jeremy Alder, "Similar to what Rotten Tomatoes does for movies, College Consensus gathers the publisher rankings and student reviews from around the web and distills the results into simple, easy to understand scores so students can quickly and easily compare schools. It is the ranking of all rankings, so to speak." Learn more about the College Consensus rankings methodology at http://www.collegeconsensus.com/about/.

To help prospective Florida students evaluate the higher education options that are right for their individual needs, College Consensus identified the best-ranked colleges in the Sunshine State:

 Rollins College - Winter Park, FL

 Flagler College - St. Augustine, FL

 University of Miami - Coral Gables, FL

 University of Florida - Gainesville, FL

 Florida State University - Tallahassee, FL

 Stetson University - DeLand, FL

 New College of Florida - Sarasota, FL

 Florida Southern College - Lakeland, FL

 Palm Beach Atlantic University - West Palm Beach, FL

 University of Tampa - Tampa, FL

 University of Central Florida - Orlando, FL

 Eckerd College - Saint Petersburg, FL

 Warner University - Lake Wales, FL

 University of South Florida - Tampa, FL

 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach, FL

 University of North Florida - Jacksonville, FL

 Florida Institute of Technology - Melbourne, FL

 University of West Florida - Pensacola, FL

 St. Thomas University - Miami Gardens, FL

 Florida Gulf Coast University - Fort Myers, FL

 Florida International University - Miami, FL (tie)

 Nova Southeastern University - Fort Lauderdale, FL (tie)

 Florida Atlantic University - Boca Raton, FL

 Florida A&M University - Tallahassee, FL

 Lynn University - Boca Raton, FL

Florida is a unique place; the state is the home of the oldest city in North America, St. Augustine (founded by Spain in 1565), but despite changing hands multiple times between Spain and Britain, and becoming a US state in 1845, Florida had almost no settlers until the 20th century. It wasn't sugar, or cotton, or oranges that made Florida, Florida - it was tourism, and when trains began bringing sunbathers and fishermen down the peninsula in the Roaring 20s, it was on. Tourism built Miami, Orlando, Tallahassee, and every small city and resort town in Florida, and the population boomed with retirees and service workers. From the mid-20th century on, Florida has grown by leaps and bounds, and with it, a higher education system largely untainted by the stuffiness and elitism of the Ivy League and its competitors. From some of the nation's largest public research universities, to cutting-edge online degree programs, Florida's colleges and universities get the job done.

"Since stories of the Fountain of Youth were drummed up to encourage Spanish exploration and settlement in the region," Managing Editor Carrie Sealey-Morris writes, "Florida, out of all the American states, was built on dreams, and to this day, Florida's economy and personality are dominated by dreamers." Florida's colleges and universities, however, are built on meeting the practical needs of those dreamers, from medicine to business to research.

Carrie Sealey-Morris
Managing Editor, College Consensus
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