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You have questions. We have answers.

Welcome parents!

Sending your student off to college is a big step – perhaps the most important decision your family makes. Whether you are still considering New College or have made the decision to come, we understand that you have many questions. And we have answers!

Check out the links on this page for relevant information on a wide range of topics about life at New College.

New College at a Glance
A national leader in the arts and sciences, New College is a public, independent liberal arts college recognized nationally for academic excellence and value. Want to know faculty-student ratios? Average SAT scores of incoming first-time freshmen? Click here to read our fast facts.

Look at New College 2015 Graduates By The Numbers.

High National Rankings
We know that a New College education is a good investment, but don’t just take our word for it.

New College has been consistently ranked among the top colleges in the country for academic excellence and financial value by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, The Princeton Review, Kiplinger’s, The Fiske Review and many others.

Read about our honors and accolades and you’ll be amazed at how large our tiny school truly is:

-- Ranked No. 2 as a Best Value Public College (Princeton Review, 2014)
-- One of The Princeton Review's 2015 Colleges That Pay You Back
-- Named No. 5 on the list of Best Public Liberal Arts Colleges (U.S. News, 2015)
-- Named No. 4 on the list of Best Public College for Students Graduating with the Least Debt (Kiplinger’s, 2013)
-- Ranked No. 6 of Best College That Leads to Graduate School (U.S. News, 2013)
-- More Fulbright Scholars per capita in recent years than Harvard, Yale, or Stanford (The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2015); including three in 2015.

New Scholars
The Senior Thesis Project is something that binds all New College students and graduates, since every New College student produces one. Each May, graduating students can present their original research at New Scholars New College. These may include colorful poster presentations, musical performances, a student film or oral presentations that showcase original, independent research. See the projects presented in 2015. 

Beyond Graduation
Many of the questions we get relate to life after New College. Parents ask: “What is my student going to do with an undergraduate degree in liberal arts? Are there real-world jobs for liberal arts majors? And, is the absence of grades a deterrent to either graduate/professional school or the workplace?”

We’re here to assure you that graduates of New College of Florida can do anything they choose to – and they do. Unconventional does not mean unsuccessful. In fact, the opposite is true. The skills your student learns here – independent thinking, problem solving, teamwork, creativity, the ability to focus – are precisely the attributes that prospective employers, graduate schools and professional programs prize the most. Read about our success stories here.

Other Questions?
Meet the admissions counselor responsible for your area.

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Office of the Provost
New College of Florida
5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, Florida  34243

Phone: (941) 487-4200
Fax: (941) 487-4201