See a Whole Host of Options in the Sunshine State

We toured four Florida schools and found out what it's like to attend them.

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The two public schools we went to in Florida couldn't be more of a contrast with the two private colleges we visited. The Universities of Florida and Central Florida are among the largest in the nation, while Bethune-Cookman, a historically black university, and Ringling, a college of art and design, offer a totally different experience. Exploring the pluses and minuses is one of the reasons we recommend road trips in the first place.

Florida schools:

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