Guide Ranks New College as a 'Best Buy'

Sarasota Herald

New College of Florida was rated among the 20 public colleges in the U.S. as a “Best Buy” college by the Fiske Guide to Colleges.

The school has been included in Fiske’s “Best Buy” list since 2003, meeting the publication’s criteria for a top four- or five-star ranking for academic excellence and in its moderate- or low-price groups.

The ranking is based in part on interviews with students. Fiske called New College a “fast-rising star” with an “incredibly thought-provoking and challenging curriculum.” Students said that New College professors are “not only experts in their fields but are extremely accessible to students and invested in our education.”

The 2016 Fiske Guide selected 44 “Best Buy” colleges and universities – 20 public, 24 private – in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom.

Other public colleges on the list included the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Indiana University. Private colleges on the list include Trinity College Dublin and University of Edinburgh.

The guide is in its 32nd year.

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