The eleven universities listed below make up the State University System of Florida. These schools receive funding from the state in addition to the tuition students pay to attend, which is significantly reduced for Florida residents.
Faculty at the universities of the State University System of Florida conduct research that is very significant and original to the many diverse fields in which the universities conduct research. An oft-cited example of this research is Gatorade, which was developed by a research team at the University of Florida to better hydrate players than water who were competing in the Florida heat.
The Florida legislature has designated three of the state universities, Florida State University, the University of Florida and the University of South Florida, as flagship universities, recognizing the amount and quality of research conducted there and allowing them to charge higher tuition.
Each university in the State University System of Florida has its own admissions criteria.
State Universities by Location in Florida
Florida A&M University
Florida Atlantic University
Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida International University
Florida State University
New College of Florida
University of Central Florida
University of Florida
University of North Florida
University of South Florida
University of West Florida