The best way to find the best schools for accounting majors is to look at their business school, which accounting is part of. Thus here are some ratings: (Public = *)
In Business Weeks Ratings: (in the nation)
- University of Florida* #43
- University of Miami #47
- Florida State* #77
- Florida Int'l University* #80
- University of Central Florida* #90
- University of South Florida* #93
You can go to this website and look at UF's rating and some comments about the school.
So basically, in the most general sense the best public school in Florida for business and especially accounting is the University of Florida. After UF, FSU and FIU are also very good schools for accounting. Personally, I believe that behind UF, FIU is the best school for your major, because you will have many more opportunities for internships and employment in Miami than you will in Tallahassee. They are also highly regarded for their business and accounting majors. With that said, it really doesn't matter which school you go to. As long as you apply yourself and do well (about 3.7 GPA and above), you will not have a problem. In addition accountants in Florida are in high demand so you will be in good shape when you graduate, regardless of where you go.