New College Featured in 2009 Edition of Princeton Review Guide: "The Best 368 Colleges"

(July 30, 2008) New College of Florida has once again been named one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, by The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company known for its test-prep courses features the college in the just-published 2009 edition of its annual book, “The Best 368 Colleges” (Random House / Princeton Review, July 29, 2008). According to The Princeton Review editors, only the top 15% of the nation’s more than 2,500 colleges and universities are included in the guidebook.
Says Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s V.P., Publishing, “We chose schools for this book primarily for their outstanding academics. We evaluated them based on institutional data we collect about the schools, feedback from students attending them, and our visits to schools over the years. We also consider the opinions of independent college counselors, students, and parents we hear from year-long.”
For the 2009 edition of “The Best 368 Colleges,” New College received an “academic rating” of 92, a “quality of life rating” of 86, an “admissions rating” (selectivity) of 94 and a “financial aid rating” of 92. Among the rankings based on student surveys, New College is listed #4 for “most politically active students” and #5 for “student happiness w/ financial aid.”
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New College of Florida is a national leader in the arts and sciences and is the State of Florida’s designated honors college for the liberal arts. Rated as the No. 1 public liberal arts college in America by U.S. News & World Report (“America’s Best Colleges, 2007 Edition”), New College attracts highly motivated, academically talented students from throughout the United States, as well as 27 foreign countries.
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