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New College of Florida- SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


New College

New College

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New College of Florida Description:

New College, as its name suggests, is relatively new. The school was founded in the 1960s as a private college, but was purchased by the University of South Florida in the 1970s during a time of financial crisis. In 2001 it became independent of USF. In recent years, New College has found itself high on several rankings of top public liberal arts colleges. The college was also featured in Loren Pope's highly regarded book, Colleges That Change Lives. New College boasts an interesting student-centered curriculum with no traditional majors, an emphasis on independent study, and written evaluations rather than grades. Academics are supported by a 10 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 18. Students come from 40 states and 22 countries. The 115-acre campus sits on a bay in the Gulf of Mexico in Sarasota, Florida.

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New College of Florida photo tour

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 832 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41% Male / 59% Female
  • 100% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,783 (in-state); $29,812 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $800
  • Room and Board: $8,598
  • Other Expenses: $3,600
  • Total Cost: $19,781 (in-state); $42,810 (out-of-state)

New College Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 39%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,003
    • Loans: $3,913

Most Popular Majors:

New College of Florida does not have traditional majors.

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 24%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 56%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 69%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

New College and the Common Application

New College of Florida uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you:

Admissions Information for Other Florida Colleges and Universities:

Mission Statement of New College of Florida:

The mission of New College is to offer an undergraduate liberal arts education of the highest quality in the context of a small, residential public honors college with a distinctive academic program which develops the student's intellectual and personal potential as fully as possible; encourages the discovery of new knowledge and values while providing opportunities to acquire established knowledge and values; and fosters the individual's effective relationship with society.

mission statement from http://www.ncf.edu/about/mission.html

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