I'm not too into the education system in Florida. Go outside the state if you can. Or go to Rollins College in Orlando.
Only go to Rollins if you need to feed your coke habit and you want to take advantage of excess supply and deflated prices.
Okay, I think this diverges from the main point of the board, but when someone puts down my alma mater, I must reply.
If you get a scholarship to Rollins, it's well worth it. I went there for UG and I've never dabbled in drugs... and I think it's safe to say the majority of Rollins students haven't as well. Don't buy into the hype.
Granted, the whole blue-blood, trust-fund, rich-kid stereotype, while blown way out of proportion, is rooted in some truth. I think when I started, something like 60% of the incoming class didn't get any financial aid (at over $40k between tuition and room/board per year, do the math on how rich you have to be to afford THAT). However, in the last few years Rollins has taken great strides to increase the number of smart, not-as-well-off students in their ranks. They've added many full scholarships.
That being said, you will get an amazing education at Rollins. It is an excellent liberal arts institution in a wonderful location. You'll have small classes (I think the largest one I had throughout my entire time there had 25 students), you'll get to know your professors really well (great for recs), and hopefully, you'll graduate with a broad understanding of the world and a deep appreciation for learning (which, I guess is the point of the liberal arts education).
I'm not saying anything about the intelligence there. I've had family members that went to Rollins. They were coke heads. Just like every other person I know that went to Rollins is a coke head. Smart kids.....but they do a lot of coke.
Your biased sample is definitely NOT representative of the student body at Rollins! Seriously, take it from someone who just graduated. You must have only been familiar with certain circles. The majority of the school is not like that.