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New College of Florida

381 reviews
  1. Sarasota, FL
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    D-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C-
New College of Florida is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243
Website

New College of Florida Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
60%
SAT Range
1180-1380
ACT Range
26-30
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

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
B+
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.28 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
44%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
834Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
  • Creative
    13%
  • Gifted and unique
    13%
  • Quirky and smart
    75%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
0%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.14 responses
Poll
0%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.33 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 11 responses
  • Immersive
    9%
  • It ruined my life
    9%
  • It's not for everyone
    36%
  • Ugh
    9%
  • Unique
    36%

After New College of Florida

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Data not available
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
83%
National
83%
55%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.11 responses

Reviews

381 reviews
  • Excellent
    65
  • Very Good
    109
  • Average
    141
  • Poor
    38
  • Terrible
    28
Due to the influx of students, classes are suffering. You easily get capped from classes, even those you need to satisfy requirements. The quality of courses is generally good, though the workload is also general insane. At one point, my average week consisted of 600+ pages of reading, 1-2 quizzes, 2-3 short essays and then sporadic longer essays. I find once you get into higher level courses the work load drops off substantially, but if you've been capped out, even as an upper year, good luck. Courses also aren't alway repeated very often, and some to the professor's whim, making completing requirements incredibly difficult. For example, one class necessary to graduate in Marine Bio only comes around every 3 years, while one in Literature comes around every 2 years. This also occurs while professors have what I refer to as "pet-project" classes, which will be repeated frequently (every year, for instance) that do *not* satisfy any requirements. In general, I adored my professors, who were always available for office hours, and willing to accommodate student-specific needs. Classes were generally engaging and subject matter interesting and relevant (though course descriptions are not alway true to form) Mini-classes are a god-send. However, be aware that departments are small and the school requires a thesis to graduate, with a student selected committee to review it. If you don't like working with a particular professor it's almost impossible to avoid taking further classes with them, or even having them on your panel for your thesis. Also, as a note to any applying students, there is NO way to make a Creative Writing Major/AOC, no matter what you have been told. I've met over a dozen people who were to lured to this school under this pretense. In Spring a visiting writer will teach 1-2 classes (a high level and low level) but this can be in either poetry or creative writing. And that's it. Other than that, class subjects are generally really cool and unusual.
  • College Junior
  • 25 days ago
It's alright, I don't worry about obtaining a job, but most internships that are applicable to my field are out of state, and I haven't really seen any recruitment. I do think most students find jobs quickly if they are actively engaged in the process. The people at the career center are lovely and helpful.
  • College Junior
  • 25 days ago
Ok, so, first year was fantastic. I found a warm and loving community and didn't really see too much wrong with it. I made friends, I loved my classes - all good stuff. Academically I feel the school is fantastic, and most professors are always willing to talk with you about pretty much anything and teach in engaging manners. I will say I feel the school needs *way* more professors than it has, most departments are tiny. If you don't care for one professor, good luck figuring out how to avoid them if they're in your field. Many degrees have requirements that make it impossible to move from field to field in a true liberal arts environment. The work load (coming from someone who has passed every class they've taken) is ridiculous. Good luck having a life outside of New. By second year the political scene grew incredibly prominent to the point that I felt uncomfortable discussing anything, even non-political, with people I didn't know extremely well. When someone does something 'wrong' the entire community jumps in to tear them down. Students who are well known or in prominent positions face unfounded accusations and abuse. There is one status quo and if you don't stick to it, those with the louder voices make life hell. Personally, I could handle either the workload, or the social sphere, not both. New is either for people who don't want to be part of the social scene at all, or are radically - and I mean radically - liberal (from a highly liberal person). It's really sad, this school has fantastic potential and I felt great my first year, I love the pass/fail system, the general acceptance of any minority, and the idea of the close knit, neighborly community. It just fell through for me.
  • College Junior
  • 25 days ago