New College produces some mighty results.
If you don’t mind, we need to brag a bit – because for a tiny school, New College produces some mighty results.
Year after year, we consistently attract the attention of the most prestigious arbiters of excellence in higher education, resulting in top national rankings from the likes of U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Kiplingers and The Princeton Review. We try not to put too much emphasis on these rankings, which are subject to a lot of variables, but it’s very nice when we make the top tier.
Likewise, our smart students earn impressive scholarships and awards, way out of proportion to our student population. They win foreign language teaching assistantships, prestigious state department and other government scholarships, as well as prized grants for summer research and study. We have more Fulbright scholars per capita than most of the Ivy League schools – the eighth highest number among bachelor’s institutions, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education (Oct. 2010).
Faculty earn their share of top research grants and prizes. Some recent examples include a $1.7 million grant from the U.S. Army to study nanotechnology, a $375,000 grant to explore how better maize production can feed the world’s hungry, and Fulbright Fellowships to New Zealand and Mexico.
The College’s community outreach programs have won awards from the NAACP, the YMCA, Sarasota County and Better World Books.