Great financial aid
Easiest campus to get around
Most liberal students
Most politically active students
Top 75 value college (#3 in the country!)
Worst campus food
Intercollegiate sports unpopular
Nobody plays intramural sports
Source: The Princeton Review, The Best 378 Colleges, 2014 Edition
|Quick Facts:||Address||5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243
|Metropolitan Area||Sarasota||Yearly Tuition In/Out-of-State||$6,783/$29,812||School Type||Public||Year Founded||1960||U.S. News Ranking||Best Liberal Arts Colleges, #89||School Website||ncf.edu|
New College of Florida is the only non-university in the State University System of Florida. It is a liberal arts college with only a little more than 800 students enrolled. New College takes a very non-traditional approach to student evaluation by disregarding grades and GPAs altogether in favor of a more subjective, narrative-type evaluation. You won’t find a Greek scene or football games here, but you will find motivated, open-minded, political students here.
New College is on the Fiske list of 41 Best Buys of 2014 based on the quality of its academic offerings in relation to the cost of attendance.
2013 Admissions Data
|Fall Application Deadline||April 15|
|Acceptance Rate||60%||Average High School GPA||3.98||Average SAT Scores||Critical Reading: 620-740
|Average ACT Scores||Math: 24-29
|Application Fee||$30||Financial Aid Deadline||Rolling Basis|
|Number of Majors Offered||47|
|Most Popular Majors||Biology/Biological Sciences
Political Science and Government
|Student to Faculty Ratio||10:1||Four Year Graduation Rate||56%|
New College of Florida is a unique type of public institution where grades and GPAs are dispensed with. Learning here is much more self-directed and would be a good fit for students who know exactly what they want to learn and how they want to learn it. Classes are very discussion-oriented and challenging while also not being competitive due to the fact that there are no letter grades but written evaluations instead. All students must write a senior thesis in order to graduate.
New College is ranked by US News & World Report in the top five public liberal arts colleges. It is also well-known for its very progressive atmosphere.
Strong programs at New College include psychology, biology and anthropology.
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|Students Enrolled||832||Male to Female Ratio||41:59||Percent Out-of-State||20%||Student Heritage|
There’s lots to do in and around Sarasota, with the local beaches being particularly excellent.
School-wide themed parties take place on campus on Fridays and Saturdays.
Almost all first-year students live on campus at New College.
Life at New College revolves much less around sports than it does at the big Florida universities. Students at New College embrace an open-minded lifestyle, and the school is very gay-friendly.