Impressive National Rankings

Here are a few of the top national rankings New College has received recently:

Here are a few of the top national rankings New College has received recently:


New College is named a “Best Buy School.” in the 2017 edition of the respected and long-running Fiske Guide to Colleges. Only 21 public colleges in the United States received Fiske’s “Best Buy” designation. New College has consistently been rated a Best Buy school in the Fiske Guide since 2003.

Ranked No. 4: U.S. News & World Report

New College is ranked No. 4 among all public liberal arts colleges in its annual rankings of the Best National Liberal Arts Colleges for 2016. This was the 11th consecutive year New College has been ranked one of the nation’s top 100 liberal arts colleges overall by U.S. News & World Report, and the 11th year in a row New College has been ranked in the top six among public colleges, which also includes military academies. U.S. News also ranked New College 15th for students with the “Least Debt” among all public and private liberal arts colleges, and No. 6 in the nation for the percentage of students who go on to graduate programs within a year of graduation.

Rated: Princeton Review’s “top 50 Colleges That Pay You Back” 

The February 2016 guidebook and ranking system listed the nation’s top colleges for “return on investment,” measured by academic quality, cost to students and families, and salaries earned by graduates. New College benefits from high scores on academics and professors, low tuition and strong mid-career salaries for graduates. The Review also noted the “impressive outcomes” from New College’s strong advising system and alumni network, and the 56 Fulbright Scholarships that have been awarded to NCF students in the last 10 years.

Rated: The Princeton Review’s “The Best 380 Colleges” 

The August 2015 Princeton Review’s “Best 380 Colleges” has praised New College’s excellent faculty and academics, available at a low cost to families. “The combination of NCF’s incredibly low tuition and rigorous, individualized academic program make it a tremendous value for both in-state and out-of-state students,” the Review’s authors write. The Princeton Review’s 2016 guide assembles data from each college to rate them in several categories. New College scored 94 out of 100 overall for academics.

Ranked No.15: Forbes “Best Value Colleges”

New Colleges is ranked No. 15 in its 2015 list of “Best Value” colleges, institutions that “deliver the goods without picking your pocket.” It is New College’s highest placement in the Forbes list since 2008. New College also placed 229th of 650 in its Top Colleges list.

Ranked No. 14: Kiplinger’s 100 Best Values in Public Colleges

New College is ranked No. 14 in its “100 Best Values in Public Colleges” for 2016, and was ranked sixth among public colleges for lowest total debt at graduation. This marked the 13th consecutive time that New College has placed among the nation’s top 20 public colleges overall on the Kiplinger’s list of schools delivering a stellar education at an affordable price.

Ranked No. 6: U.S News and World Report’s 2013 supplemental data

New College is ranked No. 6 among all U.S. colleges by U.S. News and World Report’s 2013 supplemental data, for the percentage of student who go on to graduate school within a year of graduation.

Ranked No. 10: Washington Monthly magazine

New College is ranked No. 10 in its 2015 list of the nation’s liberal arts colleges contributing to the public good.

Ranked No. 2: The Princeton Review and USA Today

New College is ranked the No. 2 Best Value Public College in America in their 2014 list of “100 Best Value Colleges.” This is the sixth consecutive year that New College has been in the top three. In 2012, New College was featured on the NBC TODAY Show and described on air as “an enormous academic value for students, but a great financial aid value as well.” In the Review’s secondary lists, New College was named one of the Best Southeastern Colleges, Best Public Colleges, Easiest Colleges to Get Around (1st), Most Politically Active Students (4th), Most LGBTQ Friendly (12th).

Click here to read a letter from Florida Gov. Rick Scott congratulating New College on its national rankings.