This Florida school made Forbes' 'New Ivy League' colleges list

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - A college in Florida has made Forbes' list of "New Ivies," – a new list of the top schools beyond those with the once-coveted distinction.

The University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville was the only college located in the Sunshine State to make the Public Ivies list. Forbes said schools like UF attract high-achievers and turn out hard-working, highly-regarded employees.

According to Forbes, UF has an undergrad enrollment of 32,951, an acceptance rate of 23%, with a tuition total of $28,658 during the 2023-24 school year.

Forbes declared that "something feels distinctly off on Ivy League campuses" and has for years, noting the traditional elite institutions are seeing their reputations increasingly tarnished by anti-Israel agitators.

After disqualifying the eight original Ivy League schools – Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brown, Penn, Columbia, Dartmouth and Cornell – along with "Ivy-plus" schools Stanford, MIT, Duke and the University of Chicago, Forbes said it used several data points like standardized test scores and surveys of hiring managers to determine the top public and private institutions in the country to replace the legacies.

Here are the "New Ivies," 10 public and 10 private listed in alphabetical order, according to Forbes.

Public Ivies:

  • Binghamton University

  • Georgia Institute of Technology

  • University of Florida

  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

  • University of Maryland - College Park

  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

  • University of Texas - Austin

  • University of Virginia

  • University of Wisconsin - Madison

Private Ivies:

  • Boston College

  • Carnegie Mellon University

  • Emory University

  • Georgetown University

  • Johns Hopkins University

  • Northwestern University

  • Rice University

  • University of Notre Dame

  • University of Southern California

  • Vanderbilt University

Forbes noted that it excluded military academies in its analysis, and California colleges were excluded because they do not consider standardized test scores.

FOX Business contributed to this report.