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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
    D
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B
New College is an above-average public college located in Sarasota, Florida. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 808 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the New College acceptance rate is 77%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Environmental Science. Graduating 60% of students, New College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,400.
5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference

New College of Florida Rankings

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NCF Admissions

Acceptance Rate
77%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1220-1420
ACT Range
26-31
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$10,308/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$11,217/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.38 responses
42%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
808Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
0
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
  • Quirky and smart
    56%
  • All of the above
    11%
  • Creative
    11%
  • Gifted and unique
    11%
  • Jaded
    6%
  • Unusual but brilliant
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life.22 responses
Poll
90%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.42 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
  • Unique
    39%
  • It's not for everyone
    35%
  • It ruined my life
    9%
  • Immersive
    4%
  • Ugh
    4%
  • Underrated
    4%
  • Unique and not for everyone, very academic
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
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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Graduated in 2018. Always heard "New College is going to the dogs! It's not WEIRD anymore!" Brushed it off as just nostalgic hipster elitism, but it turned out to be true.

2014 New College was akin to Willy Wonka's chocolate factory: drug addled savants in STEM fields mingled with writers, artists, and historians. Punk wall, wisest wizard wall, underwear wall, kiss your crush wall, fetish bowl, Rocky Horror, Great Gatsby, Easter Keg Hunt, Disorientation. I know I'm romanticizing.

For all our racial equality rhetoric NCF was as diverse as Sweden. Unwoke students (usually CIS white males) were one gaffe away from being ostracized. And after the drug deaths everything changed. Students retreated to their rooms. Parties were policed. Streakers kept their clothes on. Four Winds closed down. The pressure to sanitize the school won out. Enrollment plummeted despite shiny new buildings.

For a brief time, though, the 70's lived on. Ask a jaded 4th year.
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This school has a ridiculous habit of escalating situations dramatically and rapidly. Students form cult like clicks, and if you anger anyone of their members its over for you. The school only supports this by forcing therapy and mandated group mediation down your throat. Within 2 years here I have been constantly outlasted and aggressively attacked for pointing out when I myself have been treated unfairly. Academics are great, but student life is an unbearable cycle of beating attacked and fighting just to be left alone for a few days.
The drug culture is dangerous, but hey what else do you have to do on campus!
New College of Florida is a college that places emphasis on tolerance and acceptance, focusing on the individual student and promoting learning through the use of evaluations in place of non-letter grades. The campus culture is "okay", a good number of students definitely have biases and leanings towards one side and refuse to make compromises on their opinions at times. Expect to be shut down or even insulted on college forums if your views don't align with the views of the majority on campus. Besides the somewhat sour culture, the professors have all been fantastic and very helpful. The class sizes are especially small which allow for more personal interactions with the professors. The campus itself is a little dated in some areas and very small, but that is expected because the price of the school is quite low and provides great value in return. Cafeteria food for campus-goers is decent as well. Overall the college has its ups and downs, but I think it's a great value.