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By Abby Weingarten

Two leading “best college” guides—U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review—have recognized New College of Florida for its superb academic experience.

In the U.S. News & World Report’s “2022 Best Colleges” rankings, released today, New College moved up to the #5 ranking (from #6 last year) among the nation’s top public liberal arts colleges, while rising two spots to #82 among all national liberal arts colleges.

New College also received specialty rankings, such as #23 for “Most Innovative Schools” and #67 for “Social Mobility.”

Since 1983, U.S. News & World Report has been providing education rankings while helping parents and students find their ideal schools.

For more information, visit usnews.com/best-colleges.


New College has also been recognized as one of The Best 387 Colleges in 2022 by The Princeton Review—an annual guide that only features about 14 percent of America’s four-year colleges. The Today Show even mentioned New College’s accolade on September 7 here.

Since 1992, the guide has showcased the schools that The Princeton Review recommends to college applicants and their parents as the nation’s best for undergraduate academics.

In this edition, the editors did not tally their annual ranking lists of “Top 20 Colleges” in 62 categories, due to many remote students not being surveyed about their on-campus experiences.

For more information, visit princetonreview.com/best387.

Abby Weingarten is the senior editor in the Office of Communications & Marketing.