New College of Florida Named a Best Value College for 2024 by The Princeton Review

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- by New College Communications

SARASOTA, Fla. — The Princeton Review® has recognized New College of Florida as one of America’s Best Value Colleges for 2024. In their newly released rankings, New College ranked 20th among all public colleges nationwide — following a list comprised entirely of large universities — and first among small public liberal arts colleges. New College, one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking a rigorous education with excellent career preparation, highlights the powerful return on investment that Florida’s reasonable public university tuition makes possible.

The education services company named New College of Florida as one of its Best Value Colleges for 2024 on June 20. Topics covered everything from academics, cost, and financial aid to graduation rates, and student debt. New College rated third among public universities for financial aid.

“A classical liberal arts education, when done well, is the best education one can receive,” said New College President Richard Corcoran. “The return on investment of receiving that education at New College, where the price of tuition remains reasonable for American families, is an important benchmark we strive to uphold.”

The full list of The Princeton Review’s Best Value Colleges for 2024 and the project’s seven categories of ranking lists, as well as the company’s profiles of the schools, is accessible at

The company also factored in data from its surveys of students attending the schools as well as data from’s surveys of alumni of the schools about their starting and mid-career salaries and job satisfaction. 

In all, The Princeton Review crunched more than 40 data points to tally ROI ratings of the colleges that were the bases for the Best Value Colleges school selections, giving New College an ROI rating score of 91/99. In its profile of New College, the company’s editors praise the school for its rigorous academics and quoted from several students they surveyed who described the importance of narrative evaluations and senior theses to the academic fabric of the College.

“The schools we chose as our Best Value Colleges for 2024 are a select group: they comprise only about 8% of the nation’s four-year undergraduate institutions,” said Rob Franek, Editor-in-Chief of The Princeton Review. “We commend their administrators, faculties, staff, and alumni for all they are doing to educate their students and guide them to success in their careers. These colleges are also exceptional for the generous amount of financial aid they award to students with need and/or for their comparatively low cost of attendance.”