- 4 Year
- SARASOTA, FL
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- Academicsgrade A minus
- Valuegrade B
- Diversitygrade B+
- Campusgrade D+
- Athleticsgrade unavailable
- Party Scenegrade B
- Professorsgrade A minus
- Locationgrade B
- Dormsgrade C
- Campus Foodgrade C minus
- Student Lifegrade C
- Safetygrade B
Florida’s public honors college, educating free thinkers, risk takers and trailblazers. Discover a public arts and science education driven by your curiosity, career aspirations, and individual learning style on a beautiful bayfront campus in Sarasota. Career engagement is integrated from day one, and alums go on to pursue remarkable careers and graduate degrees.
New College of Florida Rankings
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Most Popular Majors
- Liberal Arts and Humanities77 Graduates
- Natural Sciences75 Graduates
- Foreign Languages and Literatures14 Graduates
- Environmental Science10 Graduates
- International Studies7 Graduates
Students study and conduct research on our Bayfront Campus situated on Sarasota Bay. The Pritzker Marine Biology Research Center is home to more than 100 aquaria, anchored by a 15,000-gallon research and display tank. Each tank in the Living Ecosystem Teaching and Research Aquarium features different captive ecosystems, including a cold-water rocky shore and Sarasota Bay grass flats.
- Mix of Online and on Campus100%
- On Campus0%
- Quirky and smart48%
- All of the above9%
- Gifted and unique9%
- Unusual but brilliant9%
- Friendly and positive4%
- It's not for everyone36%
- Unique and not for everyone, very academic11%
- It ruined my life7%
New College of Florida Reviews
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.