South Florida universities celebrate their gains

The University of Florida was once again the top-ranked university in the state, as several South Florida universities celebrated Monday’s rankings in this year’s “Best Colleges” list released by US News. and World Report.

Florida Atlantic University ranked 263rd among national universities, but noted how it also moved up the “Best Public Schools” list, to No. 132, from No. 140. “Florida Atlantic is a first choice public university and we are delighted to see this reflected in the national rankings,” said FAU President John Kelly.

Nova Southeastern University rose to the top 50% of ranked schools in the annual list, which was released Monday morning. The school was ranked – tied – 219th among national universities for the 2022–23 academic year. NSU is a private school founded in 1964 and has an undergraduate enrollment of 6,637. Its tuition and fees are $35,560.

“As a national doctoral and high-level research university of high distinction, our hard work continues to shine through as we, for the first time in our history, are ranked among the top 50% of universities,” said Dr. George Hanbury, NSU. President and CEO, in a prepared statement. “Our community should be very proud of its hometown university.”

Also in South Florida:

  • The University of Miami tied for No. 55.
  • Florida International University tied for #151, as well as #72 in the United States among public universities.
  • Barry University ranked #331-440 out of 443 national universities. The school noted on Monday how it was ranked No. 56 among national universities for its success in enrolling and graduating disadvantaged students who receive Pell scholarships.

The University of Florida’s overall ranking, at 29th, is tied with the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. UF also noted how, for the second year in a row, it was ranked among the top five public research universities in the United States.

The University of Miami and Florida State University were the second-highest ranked schools in the state, tied with five other colleges for 55th place. FSU earned 19th place in the “Best Public Schools” category, appearing in the Top 20 for the fourth consecutive year.

“These rankings reflect the total excellence of the university,” said President Richard McCullough. “We compete at the highest level with the best universities in the world, and our goal is to continue to climb into the Top 15 and beyond.”

The other top public schools were the University of South Florida, which tied for 97th place with seven other schools. The University of Central Florida landed in 137th place, along with 13 other schools.

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