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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    D
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    D+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C+
New College is an above-average public college located in Sarasota, Florida. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 835 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the New College acceptance rate is 69%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Environmental Science. Graduating 65% of students, New College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,400.
About New College of Florida...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243
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New College of Florida Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
69%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1190-1380
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$12,778/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,660/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,608/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,041/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,704/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,150/ year
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Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.35 responses
40%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.35 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
835Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
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  • Quirky and smart
    60%
  • All of the above
    13%
  • Gifted and unique
    13%
  • Creative
    7%
  • Unusual but brilliant
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life.19 responses
Poll
90%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.39 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Unique
    40%
  • It's not for everyone
    35%
  • Immersive
    5%
  • It ruined my life
    5%
  • Ugh
    5%
  • Underrated
    5%
  • Unique and not for everyone, very academic
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
81%
National
83%
68%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses
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I have applied here twice. They do take 6 to 8 weeks to let you know if you have been accepted or not. It is an honors college and it is very small. They just became a public school not to long ago. They have sunset graduations, and students get tickets to go to the Ringling Musem. They have a free garden for the students to use. I love the campus, it is small but that is great. The student to teacher ratio is 10:1! I personally love that! You get to know your teacher andother students. I am still waiting to see if I get in this year; I am so excited!
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Oh, New College. So much potential yet so problematic. Pros: academic freedom + ISP opportunities, engaging classes, kind and approachable professors, gorgeous bayfront, affordable. Cons: lack of racial diversity (isolating as a POC), lack of food options (RIP 4Winds), boring campus with ugly buildings besides CHL, inconvenient location (only airport & Shell nearby), overrated party scene, terrible student life in general. Tip: Bring a car and explore downtown Sarasota, or even St.Pete/Tampa. I would've lost my mind if I hadn't brought mine. If you want to attend a hippie haven that doesn't prepare you for the real world, come to New College. NCF really isn't for everyone... some bloom, some suffocate. I can't endure another year here.
There is no other school that I would have learned as much in every way. The professors are amazing, classes are small, rigorous and engaging. This is a school for brilliant passionate sometimes quirky, always engaged students. It’s not for everyone. You need to be self motivated and willing to put in the time. The community is accepting, liberal and passionate about every aspect of social justice. I have met some of the most amazing peers here, and so much less hypocrisy and privilege than my friends at other schools complain about. I turned down Penn, Amherst etc to come here and comparing my education and life to my former classmates I have zero regrets. I expect to be competitive for an elite fellowship overseas followed by attending a top tier law school. More than that, I have grown immeasurably as a person.