3 Florida universities top list of most affordable colleges in 2023-2024

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By Floricua Staff

October 13, 2023

Here’s what you need to know about the most affordable universities in Florida, including tuition, SAT, and ACT scores, and how much money alumni make.

Florida is home to some of the most affordable colleges in America, with three of its universities breaking into the top five on the the list of the “Most Affordable Colleges in the US” for the 2023-2024 school year by the university-ranking site Research.com.

The University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida State University in Tallahassee, and the University of South Florida in Tampa are ranked No. 1, No. 2, and No. 4 on the list.

The University of Florida

The University of Florida (UF) is a public research university located in Gainesville, Florida. It’s the largest single-campus university in the state, with more than 60,000 students enrolled. On Research.com’s list of the most affordable universities in the country, UF i comes in at No. 1.

With more than 100 undergraduate and 250 graduate degree programs in 16 colleges, there are many academic paths for students to choose from. However, UF is known for its strong programs in engineering, business, agriculture, and medicine. UF is also a major research institution, with over $1 billion in research expenditures annually.

  • In-state tuition and fees: $8,285
  • Avg. SAT and ACT: 1385 SAT, 31 ACT
  • Median alumni salary: $45,803

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Florida State University

Florida State University (FSU) is a public research university located in Tallahassee, Florida. It’s the second-largest single-campus university in the state, with close to 45,000 students enrolled. FSU is ranked second on the list of the most affordable universities in the country.

FSU offers over 100 undergraduate and nearly 200 graduate degree programs in 16 colleges. The university is known for its strong programs in business, education, engineering, and medicine. Florida State University is also a major research institution, with over $300 million in research expenditures annually.

  • In-state tuition and fees: $7,493
  • Avg. SAT and ACT: 1260 SAT, 28 ACT
  • Median alumni salary: $38,690

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The University of South Florida

The University of South Florida (USF) is a public research university primarily located in Tampa, Florida. It’s the fourth-largest university in the state, with more than 50,000 students enrolled at its different campuses. The school is ranked fourth on the list of the most affordable universities in the country.

USF offers 91 undergraduate and 148 graduate degree programs in 14 colleges. The university is known for its strong programs in psychology, nursing, and public health. USF is also a major research institution, with over $400 million in research expenditures annually.

  • In-state tuition and fees: $6,410
  • Avg. SAT and ACT: 1235 SAT, 27 ACT
  • Median alumni salary: $39,907

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This story was generated in part by AI and edited by the Floricua staff.

 

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