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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
New College of Florida is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243
Website
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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
71%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1140-1350
ACT Range
26-31
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$11,933/ 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
    $7,580/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,837/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,079/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,990/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,981/ 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
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.34 responses
41%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses
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Students

Full-Time Enrollment
861Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Quirky and smart
    64%
  • Gifted and unique
    14%
  • All of the above
    7%
  • Creative
    7%
  • Unusual but brilliant
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
94%
of students say they don't have Greek life.18 responses
Poll
89%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.38 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Unique
    42%
  • It's not for everyone
    37%
  • Immersive
    5%
  • It ruined my life
    5%
  • Ugh
    5%
  • Unique and not for everyone, very academic
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
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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New College of Florida is the best college for those who are actually interested in learning the material, rather than getting an easy A and moving on. The amount of students in each class is fairly small which allows for great seminar discussions on the readings we're assigned. The professors are also very considerate and appreciate actually interacting with students one-on-one. We have a really helpful Writing Resource Center where students who have taken Pedagogy in Practice are assigned as Student Writing Assistants; this helps students feel a lot more comfortable with sharing their writing because the SWAs are students too. Our Counseling and Wellness Center is so helpful for both physical and emotional concerns- they were actually part of the reason I made it through this year, the other part were the professors. There is also a huge LGBT+ and body positive vibe/culture at NCF that allows both students and professors to really be themselves.
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Take into consideration exactly how liberal you truly are when you apply here. The people here are intense, there is literally one ideology at this school and if you don't believe in it they'll ostracize you. THERE IS NO DIVERSITY! The rooming situation is HORRIBLE, and there's literally nothing you can do about it. Personally, I had like the worst possible rooming situation ever, she literally made me feel unsafe. When I informed the head of housing they basically said that I had to deal with it. The main portion of campus looks pretty rundown. The only parts that are presentable are the bay side campus and the letter dorms. The positives of the school are the instructors, like I do feel like I have learned a lot from them and I'm definitely smarter than I was when I arrived. But with that being said the cons definitely outweigh the pros. Like I said in the beginning, reflect on how liberal you actually are, because if you're "normal" you'll literally go crazy at this school.
I can't imagine having gotten a better undergraduate education anywhere else! Sarasota is a warm beachside city with plenty of great shops and restaurants, and New College's beautiful campus sits right on the bay. Class sizes are small, education is individualized, and the narrative evaluation system keeps the coursework very rigorous. New College students work hard and play hard!