Florida Schools Rank Low on Forbes Best Colleges List

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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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