Florida College Acceptance Rate

In this post, we list the 55 colleges and universities in Florida with the lowest acceptance rates. The lower the acceptance rate, the more difficult it usually is to get into the school.

A school’s acceptance rate measures the number of students that were accepted against the number of students that applied to the school.

If, for example, 1,000 students applied to a college, and 400 were accepted, the acceptance ratio is 1,000 to 400 (or 40 percent, the acceptance rate).

The acceptance rate tells you nothing about the rigor or quality of the school’s academic programs, though.

Usually, universities and colleges with a selective admissions policy are regarded as somewhat more prestigious as students may find it harder to get accepted into their credit-bearing courses.

There are, however, many more factors that influence a school’s acceptance rates, such as the total number of applicants and the popularity of the school.

If a school is known for easy acceptance, the number of applicants may be very high, driving down the acceptance rate of that institution. So let’s see which Florida universities and colleges have the lowest application-acceptance ratio, meaning the lowest acceptance rate:

  1. The University of Miami-Coral Gables
    1320 S Dixie Highway, Coral Gables, Florida 33146
    Acceptance rate: 32.2%
    The University of Miami is definitely one of the hardest schools in Florida to get accepted into
  2. The University of South Florida Sarasota–Manatee
    8350 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34243
    Acceptance rate: 32.4%
  3. Florida Memorial University-Miami Gardens
    15800 NW 42nd Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida 33054
    Acceptance rate: 33.2%
  4. Warner University-Lake Wales
    13895 U.S. Highway 27, Lake Wales, Florida 33859
    Acceptance rate: 35.4%
  5. Florida State University-Tallahassee
    600 West College Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida 32306
    Acceptance rate: 36.8%
  6. The University of South Florida-Saint Petersburg
    140 7th Avenue South, Saint. Petersburg, Florida 33701
    Acceptance rate: 38.7%
  7. The University of Florida-Gainesville
    2046 NE Waldo Road, Gainesville, Florida 32609
    Acceptance rate: 38.8%
  8. Florida A & M University-Tallahassee
    1601 South Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32307
    Acceptance rate: 38.9%
  9. Webber International University-Babson Park
    1201 North Scenic Highway, Babson Park, Florida 33827
    Acceptance rate: 40.1%
  10. The University of West Florida-Pensacola
    11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, Florida 32514
    Acceptance rate: 42.4%
  11. The University of Central Florida-Orlando
    4000 Central Florida Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32816
    Acceptance rate: 42.5%
  12. The University of South Florida-Tampa
    4202 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33620
    Acceptance rate: 42.6%
  13. Southeastern University-Lakeland
    1000 Longfellow Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33801
    Acceptance rate: 48.1%
  14. The University of Tampa
    401 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, Florida 33606
    Acceptance rate: 48.7%
  15. Carlos Albizu University-Doral
    2173 NW 99th Avenue, Doral, Florida 33172
    Acceptance rate: 50%
  16. Florida Southern College-Lakeland
    111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33801
    Acceptance rate: 50%
  17. Medical Prep Institute of Tampa Bay-Tampa
    2304 East Busch Boulevard, Tampa, Florida 33612
    Acceptance rate: 50.3%
  18. Florida Polytechnic University-Lakeland
    4700 Research Way, Lakeland, Florida 33805
    Acceptance rate: 50.7%
  19. Beacon College-Leesburg
    105 East Main Street, Leesburg, Florida 34748,
    Acceptance rate: 50.8%
  20. St. Thomas University-Miami Gardens
    16401 NW 37th Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida 33054
    Acceptance rate: 51.5%
  21. Edward Waters College-Jacksonville
    1658 Kings Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32209
    Acceptance rate: 55.5%
  22. Flagler College-Saint Augustine
    74 King Street, Saint. Augustine, Florida 32084
    Acceptance rate: 56.7%
  23. Florida International University-Miami
    11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, Florida 33199
    Acceptance rate: 58.6%
  24. Florida Atlantic University-Boca Raton
    777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, Florida 33431
    Acceptance rate: 59.3%
  25. Saint Leo University
    33701 State Road 52, Saint Leo, Florida 33574
    Acceptance rate: 60.3%
  26. The University of North Florida-Jacksonville
    1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, Florida 32224
    Acceptance rate: 61.1%
  27. The University of Florida Online
    2046 NE Waldo Road, Gainesville, Florida 32609
    Acceptance rate: 61.4%
  28. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach
    1 Aerospace Boulevard, Daytona Beach, Florida 32114,
    Acceptance rate: 63.4%
  29. Florida Gulf Coast University-Fort Myers
    10501 FGCU Boulevard South, Fort Myers, Florida 33965
    Acceptance rate: 64.9%
  30. Florida Institute of Technology-Melbourne
    150 West University Boulevard, Melbourne, Florida 32901
    Acceptance rate: 65%
  31. Johnson University Florida-Kissimmee
    1011 Bill Beck Boulevard, Kissimmee, Florida 34744
    Acceptance rate: 65.4%
  32. Rollins College-Winter Park
    1000 Holt Avenue, Winter Park, Florida 32789
    Acceptance rate: 66.6%
  33. Ringling College of Art and Design-Sarasota
    2700 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34234
    Acceptance rate: 66.9%
  34. Eckerd College-Saint Petersburg
    4200 54th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33711
    Acceptance rate: 67.7%
  35. Stetson University-DeLand
    421 North Woodland Boulevard, DeLand, Florida 32723
    Acceptance rate: 68.4%
  36. Everglades University-Boca Raton
    5002 T-Rex Avenue, Suite 100, Boca Raton, Florida 33431
    Acceptance rate: 69.4%
  37. Trinity Baptist College-Jacksonville
    800 Hammond Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida 32221
    Acceptance rate: 69.6%
  38. Lynn University-Boca Raton
    3601 North Military Trail, Boca Raton, Florida 33431
    Acceptance rate: 70.5%
  39. Florida College-Temple Terrace
    119 North Glen Arven Avenue, Temple Terrace, Florida 33617
    Acceptance rate: 73.7%
  40. Florida Southern College-Lakeland
    111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33801
    Acceptance rate: 75%
  41. Hodges University-Naples
    2647 Professional Circle, Naples, Florida 34119
    Acceptance rate: 76.6%
  42. New College of Florida-Sarasota
    5800 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, Florida 34243
    Acceptance rate: 76.8%
  43. Nova Southeastern University-Fort Lauderdale
    3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314
    Acceptance rate: 78.5%
  44. Chamberlain University-Miramar
    2300 SW 145th Avenue, Miramar, Florida 33027
    Acceptance rate: 78.6%
  45. HCI College-West Palm Beach
    1764 North Congress Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
    Acceptance rate: 81.8%
  46. Ave Maria University
    5050 Ave Maria Boulevard, Ave Maria, Florida 34142
    Acceptance rate: 83%
  47. Trinity College of Florida
    2430 Welbilt Boulevard, Trinity, Florida 34655
    Acceptance rate: 83.1%
  48. Johnson-Wales University-North Miami
    1701 NE 127th Street, North Miami, Florida 33181
    Acceptance rate: 83.5%
  49. The Baptist College of Florida-Graceville
    5400 College Drive, Graceville, Florida 32440
    Acceptance rate: 84.9%
  50. AdventHealth University-Orlando
    671 Winyah Drive, Orlando, Florida 32803
    Acceptance rate: 86.9%
  51. Jacksonville University
    2800 University Boulevard North, Jacksonville, Florida 32211
    Acceptance rate: 89.9%
  52. Barry University-Miami Shores
    11300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores, Florida 33161
    Acceptance rate: 91.3%
    Colleges listed at the bottom of this page are usually colleges in Florida that are pretty easy to get accepted into.
  53. Herzing University-Orlando
    1865 FL Highway 436, Winter Park, Florida 32792
    Acceptance rate: 94.1%
  54. DeVry University-Miramar
    2300 SW 145th Avenue, Miramar, Florida 33027
    Acceptance rate: 95.2%
  55. Palm Beach Atlantic University-West Palm Beach
    901 South Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
    Acceptance rate: 95.3%

Last Updated on May 15, 2020