The University of Florida has been ranked the No. 1 college in the state after being evaluated with other institutions using 13 different criteria by

The University of Florida not only made an impression on the state rankings, but nationwide the university earned the No. 5 spot, beating out 1,649 colleges and universities.

Each school was scored on a 100-point scale using the most recent data available from government sources and based on metrics such as tuition and fees, number of degrees and certificates offered, flexibility, student services, and rates of student graduation, retention and transfer.

Here are the best four-year colleges in Florida, according to

1. University of Florida

2. Florida State University

3. University of Central Florida

4. University of South Florida-Main Campus

5. Florida International University

6. University of Miami

7. University of North Florida

8. Florida Atlantic University

9. The University of West Florida

10. Florida Gulf Coast University

 View the complete rankings and methodology here: