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.


Founded in Sarasota in 1960, New College of Florida is a top-ranked public liberal arts college and the state’s Honors College of Florida. New College prepares intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement by providing a highly individualized education that integrates academic rigor with career-building experiences. New College offers 45 undergraduate majors in arts, humanities and sciences, a master’s degree program in applied data science, and certificates in technology, finance, and business skills.

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