A leader in liberal arts and sciences

For more than 50 years, New College of Florida has been a creative force in shaping the lives of more than 5,000 students.

Putting it all together

New College relies on a simple formula: Putting academically talented students together with highly qualified faculty members and letting them pursue subjects of mutual interest.


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Our Campus

The College is situated on a beautiful 110-acre campus in northern Sarasota County, just two miles from the heart of downtown.

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New College Stories

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it’s a great place to launch a life

With a total enrollment of 800 to 850 students and a student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1, New College offers a personal and collaborative learning environment, where faculty and students engage in in-depth exploration of ideas and subject matter, and where students have the freedom to chart their own academic course.

As the State of Florida’s legislatively-designated “honors college for the liberal arts,” New College is the only public college or university in the state whose sole mission is to provide an undergraduate education of the highest caliber to leading students from around the country. Located on a beautiful 110-acre campus on sunny Sarasota Bay, New College provides an ideal learning environment for intellectually curious, motivated students who thrive on active learning and are drawn to an intellectually rigorous curriculum.

Year after year, New College faculty and students garner top prizes and awards. Our student-centered academic mission consistently attracts high rankings from the most prestigious organizations. Our alumnae/i earn distinctions in the workplace, contribute to scientific advancement and make contributions to public service and global change.

New College of Florida is a member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states.  New College is a proud member of the council of Public Liberal Arts College (COPLAC) and the Consortium for Innovative Environments in learning (CIEL).  For information about these and other institutional memberships, click here.