Goals & Principles
To maintain our mission, New College of Florida has the following goals:
• To provide a quality education to students of high ability who, because of their ability, deserve a program of study that is both demanding and stimulating.
New College pursues these goals through highly selective admissions, an individualized and intensive "academic contract" curriculum, frequent use of individual and small-group instruction, an emphasis on student/faculty collaboration, a required senior thesis and innovative approaches to the modes of teaching and learning. It all adds up to a very personalized experience.
Four principles define our educational philosophy. These principles serve as guideposts among each student’s educational path.
• Each student is responsible in the last analysis for his or her education.