Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida

Florida’s 30 not-for-profit, private schools offer programs offered on main campuses, at more than 100 satellite sites and through more than 500 online degree programs. All are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools.

DATA KEY: Enrollment: Full-time undergraduates, Fall 2020. Accepted: Percentage of first-time-in-college applicants admitted, Fall 2020. Tuition/Fees: One academic year, Fall 2020-21. Room/Board: Double occupancy dorm room and meal plan for one year, 2020-21. Deadline: Fall term. Data provided by ICUF.

AdventHealth University
Orlando | (407) 303-7742
Enrollment: 463 | Accepted: 91%
Tuition/Fees: $19,800
Room/Board: $9,189
Deadline: 7/1

Ave Maria University
Ave Maria | (239) 280-2500
Enrollment: 1,048 | Accepted: 92%
Tuition/Fees: $23,188
Room/Board: $12,580
Deadline: Rolling

Barry University
Miami Shores | (800) 899-3000
Enrollment: 2,857 | Accepted: 65%
Tuition/Fees: $30,940
Room/Board: $11,506
Deadline: Rolling

Beacon College
Leesburg | (855) 220-5374
Enrollment: 415 | Accepted: 45%
Tuition/Fees: $42,900
Room/Board: $12,816
Deadline: Rolling
(Students with language-based learning disabilities or ADHD)

Bethune-Cookman University
Daytona Beach | (800) 448-0228
Enrollment: 2,614 | Accepted: 98%
Tuition/Fees: $14,794
Room/Board: $9,896
Deadline: 6/1

Eckerd College
St. Petersburg | (800) 456-9009
Enrollment: 1,764 | Accepted: 69%
Tuition/Fees: $47,704
Room/Board: $13,482
Deadline: Rolling

Edward Waters College
Jacksonville | (904) 470-8000
Enrollment: 921 | Accepted: 57%
Tuition/Fees: $14,878
Room/Board: $8,010
Deadline: 7/31

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Daytona Beach | (800) 862-2416
Enrollment: 6,035 | Accepted: 61%
Tuition/Fees: $37,964
Room/Board: $12,410
Deadline: Rolling

Everglades University
Boca Raton | (888) 772-6077
Enrollment: 1,877 | Accepted: 75%
Tuition/Fees: $18,320
Room/Board: No housing
Deadline: Rolling

Flagler College
St. Augustine | (800) 304-4208
Enrollment: 2,591 | Accepted: 56%
Tuition/Fees: $20,040
Room/Board: $12,540
Deadline: 3/1

Florida College
Temple Terrace | (813) 988-5131
Enrollment: 472 | Accepted: 76%
Tuition/Fees: $18,060
Room/Board: $8,690
Deadline: 8/1

Florida Institute of Technology
Melbourne | (321) 674-8000
Enrollment: 3,013 | Accepted: 70%
Tuition/Fees: $43,246
Room/Board: $10,400
Deadline: Rolling

 

The Florida Institute of Technology is a private research university in Melbourne, Florida. The university comprises four academic colleges: Engineering & Science, Aeronautics, Psychology & Liberal Arts, and Business. Approximately half of FIT’s students are enrolled in the College of Engineering.

Florida Memorial University
Miami Gardens | (305) 626-3600
Enrollment: 807 | Accepted: 38%
Tuition/Fees: $16,176
Room/Board: $7,776
Deadline: Rolling

Florida Southern College
Lakeland | (863) 680-4111
Enrollment: 2,537 | Tuition/Fees: $37,640
Room/Board: $11,860
Accepted: 52% | Deadline: 11/1, 5/1

 

Florida Southern College is a private college in Lakeland, Florida. In 2019, the student population at FSC consisted of 3,073 students along with 130 full-time faculty members.

Hodges University
Naples | (888) 920-3035
Enrollment: 390 | Accepted: 61%
Tuition/Fees: $14,660
Room/Board: No housing
Deadline: Rolling

Jacksonville University
Jacksonville | (904) 256-8000
Enrollment: 2,354 | Accepted: 78%
Tuition/Fees: $39,900
Room/Board: $14,810
Deadline: Rolling

Keiser University
Fort Lauderdale | (888) 534-7379
Enrollment: 19,957 | Accepted: 70%
Tuition/Fees: $21,240
Room/Board: $7,084 – $10,986*
Deadline: Rolling
*Room/Board only available at the Flagship Campus in West Palm Beach

Lynn University
Boca Raton | (800) 994-5966
Enrollment: 2,247 | Accepted: 79%
Tuition/Fees: $39,350
Room/Board: $12,470
Deadline: 3/1

Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale | (800) 541-6682
Enrollment: 5,366 | Accepted: 76%
Tuition/Fees: $33,430
Room/Board: $13,656
Deadline: 2/1

Palm Beach Atlantic University
West Palm Beach | (888) 468-6722
Enrollment: 2,240 | Accepted: 92%
Tuition/Fees: $33,475
Room/Board: $10,722
Deadline: Rolling

Ringling College of Art and Design
Sarasota | (941) 351-5100
Enrollment: 1,588 | Accepted: 69%
Tuition/Fees: $49,540
Room/Board: $16,110
Deadline: Rolling

Rollins College
Winter Park | (407) 646-2000
Enrollment: 2,456 | Accepted: 61%
Tuition/Fees: $53,716
Room/Board: $15,000
Deadline: 2/1

Saint Leo University
Saint Leo | (855) 533-3077
Enrollment: 5,162 | Accepted: 73%
Tuition/Fees: $24,640
Room/Board: $13,500
Deadline: Rolling

 

Saint Leo University is a private Roman Catholic liberal arts university in St. Leo. It was established in 1889. The university is associated with the Holy Name Monastery, a Benedictine convent, and Saint Leo Abbey, a Benedictine monastery.

Southeastern University
Lakeland | (863) 667-5000
Enrollment: 4,804 | Accepted: 43%
Tuition/Fees: $27,520
Room/Board: $10,380
Deadline: Rolling

St. Thomas University
Miami Gardens | (800) 367-9010
Enrollment: 1,429 | Accepted: 60%
Tuition/Fees: $32,940
Room/Board: $12,360
Deadline: Rolling

Stetson University
DeLand | (386) 822-7000
Enrollment: 3,082 | Accepted: 81%
Tuition/Fees: $49,500
Room/Board: $14,540
Deadline: 3/1

University of Miami
Coral Gables | (305) 284-2211
Enrollment: 10,737 | Accepted: 33%
Tuition/Fees: $53,682
Room/Board: $15,470
Deadline: 1/1

University of Tampa
Tampa | (813) 253-3333
Enrollment: 8,333 | Accepted: 56%
Tuition/Fees: $30,884
Room/Board: $11,526
Deadline: Rolling

Warner University
Lake Wales | (800) 309-9563
Enrollment: 747 | Accepted: 54%
Tuition/Fees: $24,200
Room/Board: $9,200
Deadline: Rolling

Webber International University
Babson Park | (800) 741-1844
Enrollment: 682 | Accepted: 38%
Tuition/Fees: $28,268
Room/Board: $9,940
Deadline: Rolling

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