UF ranks 10th among publics in Money magazine’s annual “Best Colleges for Your Money” list

July 10, 2017
Steve Orlando

The University of Florida is once again ranked as one of the nation’s “Best Colleges for Your Money” by Money magazine, coming in a 10th among public institutions and 18th overall in rankings released today.

“The University of Florida is one of the best bargains in higher education,” UF’s entry in Money reads. “Despite the low net cost, students get access to some of the world’s top professors in fields such as biotechnology, gerontology and astronomy. (UF has produced eight astronauts.)”

Among student comments posted on Niche.com, a college- and neighborhood-finding website and included on Money’s website, was the following:

“The University of Florida is by far one of the best universities in the country … The academics are wonderful but demanding being we are one of the top research universities, which allows students to further their study in any science career path of their choosing.”

UF was the top-ranked school in the state. Other Florida schools and their overall ranks were:

Florida State University (251)
University of Miami (277)
University of South Florida (374)
University of Central Florida (422)
Florida International University (455)
University of North Florida (525)

Money listed 711 schools that it ranked on 27 factors in three categories, each carrying one-third weighting:

  • Quality of education – graduation rates, instructor quality, peer quality
  • Affordability – Net price of degree, debt, value
  • Outcomes – Graduate earnings, career services, job meaning

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