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Florida Schools Rank Low on Forbes Best Colleges List

In US News and World Report's rankings of America's best colleges, the state of Florida boast two schools in the top 50: University of Florida and University of Miami. Forbes is now in the college ranking business too, and the rankings for the schools in Florida strike as a bit weird. Only one Florida school made the top 100, and the University of Miami seems seriously low balled.


Forbes says that "appearing on our list at all is an indication that a school meets a high standard," as they only ranked 610 colleges. 


Here's all the Florida schools that appeared: 

93 University of Florida

120 New College of Florida

193 Florida State University

245 Eckerd College

250 Rollins College

263 Stetson University

293 University of Miami

378 Florida Southern College

429 University of Tampa

459 University of South Florida

495 University of North Florida

510 Florida Atlantic University

512 Florida International University

550 Florida Institute of Technology

597 Embry Riddle Aeronautical University


But Forbes' list has been criticized for using shady standards, including using information from sites like RateMyProfessor.Com.


We're a bit baffled by the low balling of Miami, and wondering how FAU and FIU made the list while UCF didn't. 


Williams College is Massachusetts took home the top listing, even beating out academic powerhouses like Princeton, Harvard and Yale. 

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