Higher education in the Sunshine State is getting some much-needed love. Six Florida universities ranked as some of the best in the world. The colleges made the list out of over 5,500 higher learning institutions worldwide.\nThe QS World University Rankings announced their scores for 1,000 schools from around the globe.\nEach school is ranked based on specific criteria such as academics, faculty/student ration, and international student and facility ratio. Academic reputation receives the largest share, with 40% of a school's ranking being weighed on this one metric.\nThe six Florida universities that made QS Top Universities list are:\nThe University Of Florida (#=162)\nThe University Of Miami (#291)\nFlorida State University (#456)\nThe University Of South Florida (#581-590)\nThe University Of Central Florida (#701-750)\nFlorida International University (#751-800)\nThe University Of Florida received the highest score among the six colleges for academics, earning a score of 49.7. Florida State University was second with 26.8, and the University of Miami came in third at 24.2.\nThe University of Miami was the clear winner in the Sunshine State when it comes to international students, earning a score of 36.7, about seven points higher than the runner-up in this category —The University of South Florida.\nThe University of Florida was tops in employee reputation, earning a whopping score of 51.9.\nView this post on Instagram Mini class change. A post shared by University of Florida (@uflorida) on Aug 22, 2019 at 1:02pm PDT\nGator Nation narrowly beat Florida State in this category, with the Seminoles getting a score of 46.6.\nOne key metric in QS's ranking is called "citations," which is measured in the number of research papers a school puts out.\nView this post on Instagram “Our mission compels us to be active on all fronts to defeat ignorance, hatred, and oppression. Our call for the reforms necessary to right systemic wrongs must be unequivocal.” Read @president_frenk’s message to the community. - Link in bio. A post shared by University of Miami (@univmiami) on May 31, 2020 at 3:46pm PDT\nIn this department, the University of Miami has no equal, with a score of 46.3. The next highest was the University of South Florida, which got a score of 38.9. Both schools were classified as "very high" among research output.\nThe University of Central Florida received a "high" classification for its research output.\nView this post on Instagram Love FL. Love #USF. Love Rocky. (📷: @rockytheusfbull) A post shared by University of South Florida (@usouthflorida) on Nov 29, 2017 at 9:05am PST\nWhile Florida should applaud itself for making a notable appearance throughout the ranking, the top university on QS's 2021 list was the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, better known as MIT.