New College of Florida Featured in Princeton Review’s 2013 ‘Best 377 Colleges’

August 21, 2012 — The Princeton Review has named New College of Florida one of the country’s best colleges for the 11th consecutive year in its newly published college guide, The Best 377 Colleges: 2013 Edition. New College is one of only 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges profiled in the book and was ranked No. 3 on The Princeton Review’s annual “100 Best Value Colleges” in February.
The Best 377 Colleges includes detailed college profiles with rating scores (60 to 99) for all schools in eight categories. The rating scores are based primarily on institutional data collected during the 2011-12 academic year and/or student surveys. New College received the following ratings:
— 96 for Academics
— 96 for Interesting Professors
— 90 for Financial Aid
The Best 377 Colleges also includes 62 ranking lists of the top 20 colleges in a variety of categories based on surveys of 122,000 students during the 2011-12 and/or previous two school years. For 2013, New College was ranked:
— No. 3 for Great Financial Aid
— No. 5 for Most Politically Active Students
— No. 5 for There’s a Game?*
— No. 6 for LGBT-friendly
— No. 20 for Class Discussions Encouraged
“Each of our 377 best colleges offers outstanding academics,” says Robert Franek, the book’s author and Princeton Review senior VP/publisher. “We don’t rank them 1 to 377, because they differ widely in their program offerings and campus culture, and that is their strength. Instead, we tally lists of the top 20 schools in 62 categories based entirely on what students at these schools tell us about their campus experiences. Our goal is not to crown one college ‘best’ overall, but to help applicants find and get in to the college best for them.”
For more information, contact the New College Office of Public Affairs at 941-487-4153 or publicaffairs@ncf.edu.
*Based on responses to the question: “How popular are intercollegiate sports at your school?”