Collaborative Learning

Most of what you learn at New College takes place in small classes, in the form of tutorials on specific subjects related to your academic program and through one-on-one interaction with your professors, who offer plenty of direct engagement and guidance, and supervise your independent study. The accessibility of our professors and the close working relationships you forge with them during your time here are the hallmarks of a New College education. You’re not likely to find it elsewhere.

Of course, learning also takes place outside the classroom. While you’ll spend a lot of time poring over texts, researching, reading and writing, you’ll also have plenty of opportunities to venture beyond the page and engage in immersion projects both on and off campus. Internships, grants, on-site independent projects and collaborative research with your professors will give you the chance to expand your horizons. You’ll be able to engage in hands-on learning to make your academic studies come to life. This “real world” experience, coupled with classroom learning, tutorials and independent study projects, enriches your New College academic experience. It’s what makes New College a totally unique place.

At New College, the world is really our classroom. Whether we are studying tree canopies at the nearby Carlton Preserve, presenting at an international conference in Germany or traveling aboard a research vessel in Antarctica, there are hundreds of opportunities for off-campus study, and we encourage it.

Hands-On Research

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