September 13, 2011 — U.S. News & World Report ranked New College of Florida the no. 6 public college in their annual rankings of the Best National Liberal Arts Colleges released today. New College also ranked in the top tier of all National Liberal Arts Colleges, public and private, coming in at no. 94, up five spots from last year.

The 2012 ranking marks the seventh consecutive year New College has been ranked one of the nation’s top 100 liberal arts colleges overall by U.S. News & World Report. It also marks the seventh year in a row New College has been ranked in the top six among public colleges, with military academies in the top four spots this year. New College is the only liberal arts college in Florida to be listed in the nation’s top 100.

Last month, New College of Florida landed the no. 16 spot on Forbes’ “Top 100 Best Buy Colleges for 2011” and was featured as one of the country’s best colleges for the 10th consecutive year in The Princeton Review’s Best 376 Colleges: 2012 Edition.

The 2012 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges guidebook is available on newsstands September 20 and online. For more information visit or contact the Office of Public Affairs at 941-487-4153 or

U.S. News & World Report
The Top 10 Public Colleges

1. U.S. Military Academy (NY)
1. U.S. Naval Academy (MD)
3. U.S. Air Force Academy (CO)
4. Virginia Military Institute
5. St. Mary’s College of Maryland
6. New College of Florida
7. University of Minnesota–Morris
8. University of North Carolina–Asheville
9. Purchase College–SUNY
10. Massachusetts College of Liberal ArtS

For more information, contact the Office of Public Affairs at 941-487-4153 or

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