2018 Best Value Colleges in FloridaAbout this List

Explore the colleges that are the best value for your money based on net price, alumni earnings, graduation rates, and student debt using data from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews. The ranking compares the most affordable colleges with the best return on investment. Read more on how this ranking was calculated.

  1. Florida Gulf Coast University

    • 4 Year
    • Fort Myers, FL
    • 2,213
    17 Best Value Colleges in Florida

    College Freshman: Although it may not be the number one school in America, I truly feel like I am getting a top notch education. Having the amazing faculty and resources all in the palm of my hand allows me to have the confidence that I am truly capable of anything. The academics at the school are still challenging enough that if you amerce yourself into them, you will achieve great things. The professors are all different but share the common core of wanting each other their students to succeed, and have the necessary skills needed to thrive in their desired pathway. F.G.C.U offers such a vast variety of courses that honestly you can study anything, just to prove it, I am currently enrolled in a Apocalypse class! The class styles vary by each professor but are usually fun and involved, in all honesty having some 7:30 am classes isn't the most fun but I actually look forward to each session and what I am going to learn that day. Finally, having ADHD has had it's challenges in my academic life, I have always required more guidance and assistance from my teachers than the average student, so when I was told that the average class size was 33 people at F.G.C.U., I instantly felt comfortable, because I know that my professor will truly learn how I am as a student, and work with me to achieve the best possible result.
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    • B+
      Overall Niche Grade
    • B+
    • 56% Acceptance Rate
    • $13,842 Net Price
    • 990-1150 SAT Range
  2. Palm Beach Atlantic University

    • 4 Year
    • West Palm Beach, FL
    • 894
    18 Best Value Colleges in Florida

    College Junior: For me being an extreme introvert and an over achiever, I have found that this school has the right staff. The professors are all unique in that they really care about what is going on with you, your family life and your grades. They are always accessible to me no matter what. I am double majoring in Graphic Design and Psychology. While I thought it was going to be a challenge, my professors knew me well enough to know that all I needed was the compass they provided me. I am doing it! I am double majoring in what I believe the best university I ever visited during my search. Dorm life for me has been exceptional. I cannot say I have not had a sour day yet. Students here are incredibly human. There is always something exiting and safe to do. I love going to Chapel and attend as much as I can. I believe it helps tremendously with my daily challenges and keeps me focused. My professors are truly the most amazing people. I feel like I am around family. I have the most respect and admiration for their hard work. It's not easy raising your own kids and these professors are helping to raise other people's kids too. That says a lot. This University is for everyone who needs that extra push and extra amount of encouragement. You will find it here. Go SAILFISH!
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    • B
      Overall Niche Grade
    • B+
    • 93% Acceptance Rate
    • $23,444 Net Price
    • 930-1170 SAT Range
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2018 Best Value Colleges in Florida