Intelligent.com has awarded New College of Florida top ranking status for “Best Colleges in Florida” in 2021. The College is now listed among thousands of public institutions nationwide.

The comprehensive Intelligent.com research guide is based on an assessment of 2,277 accredited colleges and universities. Each institution is evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation and post-graduate employment.

The 2021 rankings are calculated through a unique scoring system that includes student engagement, potential return on investment, and leading third-party evaluations.

Intelligent.com analyzed 150 schools (on a scale of 0 to 100) and only 49 made it to the final list. The methodology also uses an algorithm that collects and analyzes multiple rankings into one score to easily compare each college and university.

The Intelligent.com website provides unbiased research to help students make informed decisions about higher education programs. The site offers curated guides that include the best degree programs, as well as information about financial aid, internships and study strategies.

To access the complete Intelligent.com ranking, visit intelligent.com/best-colleges-in-florida.


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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