State Universities

The State University System includes 12 universities making it the second-largest public university system in the nation.

DATA KEY: Enrollment: Undergraduates, Fall 2018. Tuition/Fees: For new undergraduate Florida resident at main campus per credit hour, Fall 2019. Room/Board: Double occupancy dorm room and meal plan for one academic year, 2019-20. Accepted: Percentage of first-time-in-college applicants admitted, Fall 2018. Deadline: Application deadline for Fall 2019 term; special financial aid and housing deadlines are listed first.
Sources: State University System of Florida; FloridaShines.org; school websites.

Florida A&M University
Tallahassee
(850) 599-3796
Enrollment: 7,724 | Tuition/Fees: $152
Room/Board: $10,986
Accepted: 38% | Deadline: 5/1

Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton
(561) 297-3040
Enrollment: 23,238 | Tuition/Fees: $201
Room/Board: $11,950
Accepted: 48% | Deadline: 3/1, 5/1

Florida Gulf Coast University
Fort Myers
(800) 590-3428
Enrollment: 13,624 | Tuition/Fees: $204
Room/Board: $9,672
Accepted: 62% | Deadline: 11/15

Florida International University
Miami
(305) 348-7000
Enrollment: 41,796 | Tuition/Fees: $206
Room/Board: $11,136
Accepted: 52% | Deadline: Rolling, 11/1 for merit aid

Florida Polytechnic University
Lakeland
(863) 583-9050
Enrollment: 1,389 | Tuition/Fees: $165
Room/Board: $11,471
Accepted: 51% | Deadline: 11/1, 5/1

Florida Poly is Florida’s only public university dedicated exclusively to Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) and offers innovative undergraduate degree programs in emerging areas such as cybersecurity, machine intelligence and nanotechnology. Florida Poly partners with leading technology firms to shape an industry-relevant curriculum that connects students with immediate career opportunities. Florida Poly’s campus is one of the most innovative, cutting-edge university facilities in Florida with the largest collections of 3D printers in higher education.

Florida State University
Tallahassee
(850) 644-6200
Enrollment: 32,316 | Tuition/Fees: $216
Room/Board: $10,780
Accepted: 35% | Deadline: 11/1, 2/7

Florida State University is a designated preeminent state research university with FSU researchers recently awarded over $230 million to support biomedical, health sciences, high energy physics and marine biology. FSU is home to many nationally ranked programs, including the sciences, arts, business, communication and the law. With a strong culture of commitment to student success, FSU has the highest four-year graduation rate of any public university in Florida.

New College of Florida
Sarasota
(941) 487-5000
Enrollment: 808 | Tuition/Fees: $231
Room/Board: $9,529
Accepted: 77% | Deadline: 11/1, 3/1

University of Central Florida
Orlando
(407) 823-2000
Enrollment: 58,402 | Tuition/Fees: $212
Room/Board: $10,010
Accepted: 50% | Deadline: 12/1 for financial aid priority; 5/1

University of Florida
Gainesville
(352) 392-1365
Enrollment: 37,527 | Tuition/Fees: $213
Room/Board: $10,220
Accepted: 37% | Deadline: 11/1

University of North Florida
Jacksonville
(904) 620-1000
Enrollment: 14,256 | Tuition/Fees: $213
Room/Board: $9,720
Accepted: 41% | Deadline: 10/31, 5/1

University of South Florida
Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee
(813) 974-3350
Enrollment: 37,235 | Tuition/Fees: $211
Room/Board: $11,836
Accepted: 37% | Deadline: 11/1, 1/15, 3/1

The University of South Florida is a designated preeminent state research university, recognizing the institution’s high performance and strong trajectory toward national excellence. The USF system offers a myriad of programs across 14 colleges, including a new cybersecurity major and a pre-med dual degree with business/biomedical sciences. Students have over 600 official organizations ranging from social to academic, political to religious and the arts. The USF College of Public Health has 10 centers addressing global areas of public health importance.

University of West Florida
Pensacola
(800) 263-1074
Enrollment: 9,335 | Tuition/Fees: $212
Room/Board: $10,062
Accepted: 52% | Deadline: 12/1, 5/1