A-
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
    B
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    D
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B+
New College of Florida is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243
Website

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
60%
SAT Scores Range
1180-1380
ACT Scores Range
26-30
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for New College of Florida

Cost

Net Price
$12,353/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,411/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,181/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,734/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,205/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,600/ year

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

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
834Undergrads
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 New College of Florida

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
83%
National
83%
68%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses

New College of Florida Reviews

402 reviews
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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.
Review New College of Florida
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!
New College of Florida welcomes diversity, passion, and individuality. It allows you to tailor your education to your specific needs, and choose your own path to your degree. The narrative evaluation system allows you to be judged not based on the performance of other people, but on your own progress. The small size of the school allows each student to be given individual attention from professors and staff. The academics are challenging, and engaging. It's a good school to attend if you like learning!