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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 861 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the New College acceptance rate is 71%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Environmental Science. Graduating 63% of students, New College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $21,800.
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

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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

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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
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
861Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
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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
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  • 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
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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I can't imagine a better school for me than New College. I went to two other colleges beforehand and neither of them can compare. The self oriented nature of the school is amazing (if you are self motivated, I've seen brilliant minds flounder here because they couldn't handle its mixture of freedom and rigor). The level of undergraduate thesis's produced here is truly impressive, some of the work my peers were doing my final year was absolutely top notch. My friend wrote an english thesis on the On the Temporal Effects of Colonialism in the Epic, another wrote a math thesis titled 'The Stability of Theories from Categoricity to their Spectrum'. Right now I'm working on publishing the results of mine.

The entire experience from start to finish was incredibly fulfilling. I feel like I've come out the other end a whole person.

Also B Dorm is sick. It's where New College's hottest redneck intellectuals congregate to split dip and share ideas.
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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.
I am so glad I chose to attend NCF. The professors are amazing and the classes are intellectually stimulating. The course load is intense and I know I have had to read more academically and write more essays than my friends who attend UF and FSU (I cannot speak on behalf of all majors of course). But I'm grateful for this and I feel well prepared for graduate school.

I was worried when I first came her that the atmosphere would feel toxic because of other reviews, but in my experience if you are polite and respectful you can have many interesting, stimulating, and eye opening conversations with all members of the student body. Just maybe not on the Forum.