New College moved up a spot—from No. 6 to No. 5—in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 “Best Colleges” rankings. The college also rose two spots to No. 82 among all national liberal arts colleges and received a number of specialty rankings, such as No. 23 for “Most Innovative Schools” and No. 67 for “Social Mobility.”

New College has also been recognized as one of the “Best 387 Colleges in 2022” by The Princeton Review.


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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