Amazing research opportunities are common occurrences at New College and offer students real-world research experience from day one.
At New College, you’re surrounded by an intellectual community of students and professors who value your individuality and push you to discover your passions, pursue your ideals and form lifelong bonds.
Did you know that many large universities now require freshmen to take some classes from their computers because they simply don’t have large enough lecture halls for them all to attend in person? That will never happen at New College. Our average size class is 18, but most are much smaller, and some have only a handful of students working with a single professor.
With a 10-to-1 student/faculty ratio, you work closely with faculty, who serve as advisers, mentoring you along your academic journey. Intellectual conversations with fellow students often spill over to the Four Winds Café, Ham Center or other campus hangouts.
Learning at New College often extends beyond the classroom. Our undergraduates have access to cutting-edge research projects in the lab and the field:
New College students are passionate about helping others and making a difference. Locally, they build houses, tutor at-risk children and volunteer at food banks and homeless shelters. Others give back during Alternative Fall and Spring Break trips to rebuild homes of Hurricane Katrina victims or experience a migrant farm camp in Immokalee, Florida. And many Novo Collegians turn their civic engagement into their life’s work.
Our unique approach to the search for knowledge produces outstanding results. Students earn internationally recognized scholarships (e.g., Fulbright, Goldwater, Marshall, Rhodes, Truman, Udall) and get into top graduate schools. After graduation, alumni excel in their careers. Learn more about life after New College.