Nearly half of all applicants to New College of Florida will be rejected, and successful applicants typically have standardized test scores and high school grades that are significantly above average. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that most students who got in had high school averages of "B+" or higher, combined SAT scores of about 1900 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 27 or higher. Many successful applicants had "A" averages and SAT scores over 2000.
In the middle of the graph you'll notice a lot of red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) mixed in with the green and blue. Many students with grades and standardized test scores that were on target for New College did not get admitted. You'll see the opposite is also true -- some students with grades and test scores below the norm were accepted. This is because the college's admissions process is not based on a simple numerical formula. The admissions officers at New College want to see that you have taken rigorous high school courses that have prepared you for college-level work. Those AP and IB classes greatly improve your chances of receiving an acceptance letter. New College uses the Common Application and has holistic admissions, so the college will also want to see an engaging admissions essay, meaningful involvement in extracurricular activities, and a glowing letter of recommendation.
To learn more about New College of Florida, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- New College College Admissions Profile
- What's a Good SAT Score?
- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- What is a Weighted GPA?