2020 Best Colleges List from Niche Also Gives Kudos for Diversity and Value
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech is among the best private universities in Florida, offering top professors and outstanding academics – as well as highly-regarded food – in a diverse setting and for a great value.
Those are the results in the 2020 Best Colleges rankings from Niche, which annually provides data and reviews for more than 4,100 colleges nationwide.
The 2020 rankings are compiled using multiple data sources, including admissions selectivity, professor quality, and academic resources based on U.S. Department of Education information, as well as millions of reviews from students and alumni.
“Unlike traditional college rankings, which rely almost exclusively on test scores and academic performance, Niche’s rankings provide a real-life view of what it’s like to attend a specific school,” the site says.
“The platform combines rigorous analysis of U.S. Department of Education data, user input—reviews from current students, alumni, and parents—and a multifaceted analysis of factors for all aspects of college life, including academics, campus, dorm life, professors, and value for the financial investment.”
Among the Florida Tech rankings:
- Top Private Universities in Florida: #3 of 36
- Best Colleges in Florida: #7 of 73
- Colleges with the Best Professors in Florida: #7 of 73
- Colleges with the Best Academics in Florida: #7 of 52
- Best College Food in Florida: #7 of 39
- Most Diverse Colleges in Florida: #8 of 75
Nationally, where the competition was among hundreds and even thousands of colleges and universities, Florida Tech excelled in several categories, as well.
- Best Colleges with No Application Fees in America: #51 of 515
- Most Diverse Colleges in America: #106 of 1,583
- Best Colleges for Engineering in America: #112 of 378
“We’ve worked hard to craft our rankings as a blend of student feedback alongside dependable data,” the site added. “This is why millions of prospective college students have come to rely on Niche for making one of life’s big decisions.”
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