Why Florida Has One of the Best University Programs in the Nation

From Medium .com  June 19, 2020

Providing value at a low cost

If you look at the affordable college rankings you’ll notice something about the top three schools — they are all in Florida.

The University of Florida ranks first, New College second, and the University of South Florida ranks third. In a state usually seen as dumb with the likes of “Florida man” news stories, this may come as a surprise. Continuing on the list, there are actually four more Florida schools in the top 50 (UCF, FAMU, FSU, and FIU). If you look at the US News rankings, it’s not like all the Florida schools are in the top 25 — so why is the value so good? The value rankings are so good because Florida has a very robust scholarship program that makes college extremely cheap, to the point where it’s free for some.

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Founded in Sarasota in 1960, New College of Florida is the state's only legislatively designated Honors College of Florida. New College prepares intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement by providing a highly individualized education that integrates academic rigor with career-building experiences. New College offers 45 undergraduate majors in liberal arts and sciences, a master’s degree program in data science, and certificates in technology, finance, and business skills.

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