What’s the easiest college to get into in Florida?

Getting into your dream college can be a highly competitive process and here, we’ll take a look at the easiest colleges to get into in Florida.

There are schools in the U.S. that have single digits acceptance rates, such as Harvard in Massachusetts, but fortunately, there are more options.

Not every college is that hard to get into and on this page, we show you colleges and universities with the highest acceptance rates in Florida.

Manu of the listed schools are the least selective private and public 4-year colleges and universities in Florida and the list below is based on the schools’ admission rates.

These colleges are accepting over 65 percent of students applying for admission but the second list also includes schools that are pretty hard to get into.

The listed institutions are good safety schools and usually, you have a pretty good chance to get in if your GPA and ACT/SAT scores are within or above the schools’ typical admission requirements.

The mere fact that a college or university is less selective doesn’t imply that its academic standards are lower than other schools! Unless a school has a guaranteed 100 percent admissions policy, you still are required to hold sufficient grades to get accepted.

First, we list 35 schools with 100-percent acceptance policies (in alphabetical order). In this first overview, we include total student bodies, tuition costs, and acceptance rates. We also publish an interesting list including the colleges in Florida that are the hardest to get into but here, we list the easiest to sign up for.

Colleges and Universities with 100% Acceptance Rates

    1. Bethune Cookman University
      640 Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114, Ph: (386) 481-2000
      Private 4-year university
      Average high school GPA: 2.89
      Total student number: 3,770+
      Tuition: $14,814
      Acceptance Rate: 100%
    2. Broward College
      111 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, Ph: (954) 201-7359
      Public 4-year college
      Total student number: 40,780+
      Tuition: $2,830 (in-state); $8,952 (out-of-state)
      Acceptance Rate: 100%
      Broward College is one of the 28 colleges operating in the Florida Public College System
    3. Chipola College
      3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL 32446, Ph: (850) 526-2761
      Public 4-year college
      Total student number: 2,080+
      Tuition: $3,120 (in-state); $8,950 (out-of-state)
      Acceptance Rate: 100%
    4. City College Fort Lauderdale
      2000 W Commercial Blvd #200, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33309, Ph: (954) 780-8319
      Private 4-year college
      Total student number: 773
      Tuition: $14,539
      Acceptance Rate: 100%
    5. City College Gainesville
      7001 NW 4th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32607, Ph: (352) 415-4497
      Private 4-year college
      Total student number: 510
      Tuition: $14,539
      Acceptance Rate: 100%
    6. City College Miami
      9300 S Dadeland Blvd #200, Miami, FL 33156, Ph: (305) 925-0934
      Private 4-year college
      Total student number: 263
      Tuition: $14,539
      Acceptance Rate: 100%
    7. College of Central Florida
      3001 SW College Rd, Ocala, FL 34474, Ph: (352) 873-5800
      Public 4-year college
      Total student number: 6,820+
      Tuition: $2,570 (in-state); $10,126 (out-of-state)
      Acceptance Rate: 100%
    8. Daytona State College
      1200 W Int’l Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114, Ph: (386) 506-3000
      Public 4-year college
      Total student number: 13,730+
      Tuition: $3,104 (in-state); $11,993 (out-of-state)
      Acceptance Rate: 100%
    9. Florida SouthWestern State College
      8099 College Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33919, Ph: (239) 489-9300
      Public 4-year college
      Total student number: 16,550+
      Tuition: $3,401 (in-state); $12,979 (out-of-state)
      Acceptance Rate: 100%
    10. Florida State College at Jacksonville
      101 W State St, Jacksonville, FL 32202, Ph: (904) 633-8100
      Public 4-year college
      Total student number: 23,410+
      Tuition: $2,878 (in-state); $9,992 (out-of-state)
      Acceptance Rate: 100%
    11. Gulf Coast State College
      5230 US-98, Panama City, FL 32401, Ph: (850) 769-1551
      Public 4-year college
      Total student number: 5,640+
      Tuition: $2,370 (in-state); $8,633 (out-of-state)
      Acceptance Rate: 100%
    12. Hobe Sound Bible College
      11298 SE Gomez Ave, Hobe Sound, FL 33455, Ph: (772) 545-1400
      Private 4-year college
      Total student number: 220
      Tuition: $6,595
      Acceptance Rate: 100%
    13. Indian River State College
      3209 Virginia Ave, Ft Pierce, FL 34981, Ph: (772) 462-4772
      Public 4-year college
      Total student number: 16,680+
      Tuition: $2,764 (in-state); $10,201 (out-of-state)
      Acceptance Rate: 100%
    14. Miami Dade College
      300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33132, Ph: (305) 237-8888
      Public 4-year college
      Total student number: 54,970+
      Tuition: $2,838 (in-state); $9,661 (out-of-state)
      Acceptance Rate: 100%
    15. Northwest Florida State College
      100 E College Blvd, Niceville, FL 32578, Ph: (850) 678-5111
      Public 4-year college
      Total student number: 17,010+
      Tuition: $3,133 (in-state); $11,940 (out-of-state)
      Acceptance Rate: 100%
    16. Palm Beach State College
      4200 S Congress Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33461, Ph: (561) 967-7222
      Public 4-year college
      Total student number: 31,810+
      Tuition: $2,444 (in-state); $8,732 (out-of-state)
      Acceptance Rate: 100%
    17. Pensacola State College
      1000 College Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32504, Ph: (850) 484-1000
      Public 4-year college
      Total student number: 39,770+
      Tuition: $2,704 (in-state); $10,875 (out-of-state)
      Acceptance Rate: 100%
    18. Polk State College
      999 Ave H NE, Winter Haven, FL 33881, Ph: (863) 297-1000
      Public 4-year college
      Total student number: 10,590+
      Tuition: $3,366 (in-state); $12,272 (out-of-state)
      Acceptance Rate: 100%
    19. Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico-Miami Campus
      8180 NW 36th St #401, Miami, FL 33166, Ph: (305) 418-8000
      Private 4-year university
      Total student number: 170
      Tuition: $12,525
      Acceptance Rate: 100%
    20. Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico-Orlando Campus
      550 N Econlockhatchee Tr, Orlando, FL 32825, Ph: (407) 677-7000
      Private 4-year university
      Total student number: 217
      Tuition: $12,030
      Acceptance Rate: 100%
    21. Remington College Heathrow Campus
      7131 Business Park Ln, Heathrow, FL 32746, Ph: (800) 238-1270
      Private 4-year college
      Total student number: 325
      Tuition: $13,634
      Acceptance Rate: 100%
    22. Remington College Tampa Campus
      6302 E Dr MLK Jr Blvd #400, Tampa, FL 33619, Ph: (813) 333-7939
      Private 4-year college
      Total student number: 863
      Tuition: $15,478
      Acceptance Rate: 100%
    23. Santa Fe College
      3000 NW 83 St, Gainesville, FL 32606, Ph: (352) 395-5000
      Public 4-year college
      Total student number: 14,320+
      Tuition: $2,563 (in-state); $9,189 (out-of-state)
      Acceptance Rate: 100%
    24. Seminole State College of Florida
      100 Weldon Blvd, Sanford, FL 32773, Ph: (407) 708-4722
      Public 4-year college
      Total student number: 18,100+
      Tuition: $3,131 (in-state); $11,456 (out-of-state)
      Acceptance Rate: 100%
    25. South Florida Bible College & Theological Seminary
      2200 SW 10th St, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442, Ph: (954) 637-2268
      Private 4-year college
      Total student number: 743
      Tuition: $6,900
      Acceptance Rate: 100%
    26. State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota
      5840 26th St W, Bradenton, FL 34207, Ph: (941) 752-5000
      Public 4-year college
      Total student number: 10,225+
      Tuition: $3,074 (in-state); $11,606 (out-of-state)
      Acceptance Rate: 100%
    27. St. John Vianney College Seminary
      2900 SW 87th Ave, Miami, FL 33165, Ph: (305) 223-4561
      Private 4-year college
      Total student number: 97
      Tuition: $21,000
      Acceptance Rate: 100%
    28. St. Johns River State College
      5001 St Johns Ave, Palatka, FL 32177, Ph: (386) 312-4200
      Public 4-year college
      Total student number: 7,500+
      Tuition: $2,830 (in-state); $10,347 (out-of-state)
      Acceptance Rate: 100%
    29. St Petersburg College
      14025 58th St N, Largo, FL 33773, Ph: (727) 341-4772
      Public 4-year college
      Total student number: 29,180+
      Tuition: $2,682 (in-state); $9,286 (out-of-state)
      Acceptance Rate: 100%
    30. Talmudic College of Florida
      4000 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33140, Ph: (305) 538-9890
      Private 4-year college
      Total student number: 31
      Tuition: $13,250
      Acceptance Rate: 100%
    31. Trinity International University Florida
      2701 W Cypress Creek Rd, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33309, Ph: (954) 382-6400
      Private 4-year university
      Total student number: 223
      Tuition: $13,680
      Acceptance Rate: 100%
    32. University of Fort Lauderdale
      4093 NW 16th St, Lauderhill, FL 33313, Ph: (954) 486-7728
      Private 4-year university
      Total student number: 84
      Tuition: $7,410
      Acceptance Rate: 100%
    33. Valencia College
      1800 S Kirkman Rd, Orlando, FL 32811, Ph: (407) 299-5000
      Public 4-year college
      Total student number: 46,520+
      Tuition: $2,474 (in-state); $9,383 (out-of-state)
      Acceptance Rate: 100%
    34. Yeshiva Gedolah College
      1140 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139, Ph: (305) 653-8770
      Private 4-year college
      Total student number: 47
      Tuition: $8,300
      Acceptance Rate: 100%
    35. West Coast University Miami Campus
      9250 NW 36th St, Doral, FL 33178, Ph: (786) 501-7070
      Private 4-year university
      Total student number: 854
      Tuition: $21,432
      Acceptance Rate: 100%

    In this second overview, we list 27 schools with high acceptance policies (in acceptance rate order). When available, we have included SAT/ACT average scores, total student bodies, average high school GPA, tuition costs, and acceptance rates.

    Colleges and Universities with High Acceptance Rates (95-65%)

    1. Palm Beach Atlantic University
      901 S Flagler Dr, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, Ph: (888) 468-6722
      Private 4-year university
      Total student number: 3,579
      Tuition: $31,450
      Admission requirements: easy
      Acceptance Rate: 95%
    2. DeVry University-Florida
      2300 SW 145th Ave, Miramar, FL 33027, Ph: (954) 499-9775
      Private 4-year university
      Total student number: 246
      Admission requirements: easy
      Tuition: $14,728
      Acceptance rate: 95%
    3. Herzing University-Orlando
      1865 FL-436, Winter Park, FL 32792, Ph: (407) 641-5227
      Private 4-year university
      Total student number: 548
      Tuition: $14,000
      Admission requirements: easy
      Acceptance Rate: 94%
    4. Barry University
      11300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores, FL 33161, Ph: (305) 899-3000
      Private 4-year university
      Total student number: 8,900+
      Tuition: $30,014
      Admission requirements: easy
      Acceptance Rate: 91%
    5. Jacksonville University
      2800 University Blvd N, Jacksonville, FL 32211, Ph: (904) 256-8000
      Private 4-year university
      Total student number: 4,220+
      Tuition: $36,670
      Admission requirements: average
      Acceptance Rate: 90%
    6. AdventHealth University
      671 Winyah Dr, Orlando, FL 32803, Ph: (407) 303-7747
      Private 4-year university
      Total student number: 1,809
      Average SAT score: 910-1080
      Average ACT score: 18-22
      Tuition: $12,240
      Admission requirements: easy
      Acceptance Rate: 87%
    7. The Baptist College of Florida
      5400 College Dr, Graceville, FL 32440, Ph: (800) 328-2660
      Private 4-year college
      Total student number: 460+
      Average SAT score: 830-870
      Average ACT score: 17-22
      Average high school GPA: 3.08
      Tuition: $11,400
      Admission requirements: easy
      Acceptance Rate: 85%
    8. Johnson & Wales University-North Miami
      1701 NE 127th St, North Miami, FL 33181, Ph: (866) 598-3567
      Private 4-year university
      Total student number: 1,900+
      Average high school GPA: 3.05
      Tuition: $32,441
      Admission requirements: average
      Acceptance Rate: 84%
    9. Trinity College of Florida
      2430 Welbilt Blvd, Trinity, FL 34655, Ph: (727) 376-6911
      Private 4-year college
      Total student number: 200+
      Average SAT score: 840-1140
      Average ACT score: 15-20
      Average high school GPA: 3.24
      Tuition: $16,340
      Admission requirements: easy
      Acceptance Rate: 83%
    10. Ave Maria University
      5050 Ave Maria Blvd, Ave Maria, FL 34142, Ph: (239) 280-2556
      Private 4-year university
      Total student number: 1,110
      Average SAT score: 1050-1260
      Average ACT score: 21-27
      Average high school GPA: 3.5
      Tuition: $20,850
      Admission requirements: challenging
      Acceptance Rate: 83%
    11. Florida Institute of Technology
      150 W University Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901, Ph: (321) 674-8000
      Private 4-year university
      Total student number: 6,402
      Average SAT score: 1150-1340
      Average ACT score: 24-29
      Average high school GPA: 3.67
      Tuition: $41,850
      Admission requirements: challenging
      Acceptance Rate: 83%
    12. Nova Southeastern University
      3301 College Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314, Ph: (800) 541-6682
      Private 4-year university
      Total student number: 25,670
      Average SAT score: 1080-1290
      Average ACT score: 22-28
      Average high school GPA: 3.79
      Tuition: $30,900
      Admission requirements: difficult
      Acceptance Rate: 79%
    13. New College of Florida
      5800 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243, Ph: (941) 487-5000
      Public 4-year college
      Total student number: 838
      Average SAT score: 1220-1420
      Average ACT score: 26-31
      Average high school GPA: 3.92
      Tuition: $6,916 (in-state); $29,944 (out-of-state)
      Admission requirements: very high
      Acceptance Rate: 77%
    14. Hodges University
      2647 Professional Cir, Naples, FL 34119, Ph: (800) 466-8017
      Private 4-year university
      Total student number: 1,670+
      Tuition: $14,180
      Admission requirements: difficult
      Acceptance Rate: 77%
    15. Florida Southern College
      111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, FL 33801, Ph: (863) 680-4111
      Private 4-year college
      Total student number: 2,442
      Average SAT score: 1130-1300
      Average ACT score: 24-29
      Average high school GPA: 3.76
      Tuition: $36,348
      Admission requirements: very high
      Acceptance Rate: 75%
    16. Florida College
      119 N Glen Arven Ave, Temple Terrace, FL 33617, Ph: (813) 988-5131
      Private 4-year college
      Total student number: 509
      Average SAT score: 960-1130
      Average ACT score: 20-26
      Average high school GPA: 3.28
      Tuition: $17,142
      Admission requirements: moderate
      Acceptance Rate: 74%
    17. Lynn University
      3601 N Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431, Ph: (561) 237-7000
      Private 4-year university
      Total student number: 3,000+
      Average SAT score: 990-1170
      Average ACT score: 20-23
      Average high school GPA: 2.8
      Tuition: $38,210
      Admission requirements: easy
      Acceptance Rate: 70%
    18. Trinity Baptist College
      800 Hammond Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32221, Ph: (904) 596-2451
      Private 4-year college
      Total student number: 366
      Average SAT score: 900-960
      Average ACT score: 15-20
      Average high school GPA: 2.96
      Tuition: $12,140
      Admission requirements: easy
      Acceptance Rate: 70%
    19. Everglades University
      5002 T-Rex Ave #100, Boca Raton, FL 33431, Ph: (561) 912-1211
      Private 4-year university
      Total student number: 1,498
      Tuition: $17,600
      Admission requirements: moderate
      Acceptance Rate: 69%
    20. Eckerd College
      4200 54th Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711, Ph: (800) 456-9009
      Private 4-year college
      Total student number: 1,800
      Average SAT score: 1080-1280
      Average ACT score: 23-28
      Average high school GPA: 3.34
      Tuition: $44,540
      Admission requirements: difficult
      Acceptance Rate: 68%
    21. Stetson University
      421 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL 32723, Ph: (386) 822-7000
      Private 4-year university
      Total student number: 4,330
      Average high school GPA: 3.86
      Tuition: $46,030
      Admission requirements: very difficult
      Acceptance Rate: 68%
    22. Ringling College of Art and Design
      2700 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234, Ph: (941) 351-5100
      Private 4-year college
      Total student number: 1,571
      Average high school GPA: 3.21
      Tuition: $46,420
      Admission requirements: moderate
      Acceptance Rate: 67%
    23. Rollins College
      1000 Holt Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789, Ph: (407) 646-2000
      Private 4-year college
      Total student number: 3,272
      Average high school GPA: 3.26
      Tuition: $49,760
      Admission requirements: moderate
      Acceptance Rate: 67%
    24. Johnson University Florida
      1011 Bill Beck Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34744, Ph: (407) 847-8966
      Private 4-year university
      Total student number: 303
      Average SAT score: 910-1110
      Average ACT score: 16-21
      Average high school GPA: 3.06
      Tuition: $16,060
      Admission requirements: easy
      Acceptance Rate: 65%
    25. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
      1 Aerospace Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114, Ph: (386) 226-6100
      Private 4-year university
      Total student number: 6,928
      Average high school GPA: 3.56
      Tuition: $34,392
      Admission requirements: difficult
      Acceptance Rate: 65%
    26. Florida Institute of Technology
      150 W University Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901, Ph: (321) 674-8000
      Private 4-year university
      Total student number: 6,402
      Average SAT score: 1150-1340
      Average ACT score: 25-30
      Average high school GPA: 3.58
      Tuition: $41,850
      Admission requirements: very difficult
      Acceptance Rate: 65%
    27. Florida Gulf Coast University
      10501 FGCU Blvd S, Fort Myers, FL 33965, Ph: (239) 590-1000
      Public 4-year university
      Total student number: 14,673
      Average SAT score: 1060-1210
      Average ACT score: 21-25
      Average high school GPA: 3.37
      Tuition: $6,118 (in-state); $25,162 (out-of-state)
      Admission requirements: moderate
      Acceptance Rate: 65%

Last Updated on May 14, 2020