Each year, students make one of the most important decisions of their lives: Where do I want to earn my degree?

And while the decision asks just one question, the factors that influence that decision are extensive.

Location is one of the biggest factors, according to a 2016 report by Cappex.com, a free website that connects students with colleges and scholarships.

As far as locations go, it doesn’t get much more desirable than the Sunshine State. Here are three reasons why Everglades University is one of the best colleges in Florida.

Multiple Locations

Most colleges have one main campus. So, if you’re thinking about going to a particular college, then your only option is to move to the city where it’s located. At Everglades University, we believe that you should have a say in where you spend your collegiate years. That’s why we have four on-campus locations: Boca Raton, Sarasota, Orlando, and Tampa. Too far from your home? Not a problem. We also allow students the flexibility to earn their degree online. But if you do decide to move, it doesn’t hurt that many of our locations are within driving distance from the beach.


Maybe you’re a mom of two. Or you have a full-time job you need to keep while you pursue a higher education. Everglades University’s online courses provide you with the ability to earn your degree from anywhere. That flexibility is important to people who can’t stop their lives to start their undergraduate or graduate program.  

Small Class Sizes

Research has shown that smaller class sizes can foster a more positive and productive learning environment, according to Robert Morse, chief data strategist at U.S. News. However, the drawback of many colleges with lower class counts is often that they lack program variety. Everglades University offers you the best of both worlds, with intimate classroom settings and innovative degrees such as Aviation/Aerospace and Alternative and Renewable Energy Management. In 2002, Everglades was actually one of the first colleges in the country to offer a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Alternative Medicine.

Still struggling to decide where to go? Get the insight needed to make your decision by attending one of our open houses.