Princeton Review Names New College of Florida as One of Nation’s Best Colleges

The New College of Florida campus ranks No. 1 in the United States as “Easiest Campus to Get Around,” according to The Princeton Review’s just-released and popular college guide — and that’s far from the best thing it has to say about New College.
Once again, the Princeton Review’s “Best 380 Colleges” has praised New College’s excellent faculty and academics, available at a low cost to families.
“The combination of NCF’s incredibly low tuition and rigorous, individualized academic program make it a tremendous value for both in-state and out-of-state students,” the Review’s authors write.
The Princeton Review’s 2016 guide does not provide an overall ranking of the 380 colleges, but assembles data from each college to rate them in several categories. New College scored 94 out of 100 overall for academics.
Other categories are scored based on student surveys. New College rated 97 out of 100 for “interesting professors” and 91 out of 100 for “accessible professors.”
The guide also offers profiles of the colleges in areas such as academics, campus life and student body based on student surveys. According to New College students:

  • New College offers them “a rounded education that enables them to critically and pragmatically examine and understand the world in which we live.”
  • New College’s small-school setting and student body “encourage a love of learning, whether it be academic, political, or hobby-related.”
  • New College is a place where “it is very popular for groups of students to get together to talk about class readings outside of the classroom, usually at the college coffee shop, as a means of socializing.”

The guide also includes 62 ranked top-20 lists in a variety of categories, such as “Easiest to Get Around,” where New College ranked first. New College also ranked fourth for “Most Politically Active Students,” 11th for “Most Liberal Students” and 12th for “Most LGBTQ Friendly.”
The release of The Princeton Review’s 2016 guide follows its February report on “Colleges That Pay You Back,” which also named New College as one of the country’s top values in higher education.
It also follows recent ratings by Forbes magazine and the Fiske Guide to Colleges, which also named New College as one of the country’s best education values.
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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. Consistently ranked among the top public liberal arts colleges in America by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes and The Princeton Review, New College attracts highly motivated, academically talented students from 40 states and 15 foreign countries. A higher proportion of New College students receive Fulbright awards than graduates from virtually all other colleges and universities.
“The Best 380 Colleges” is the 24th edition of the annual book published by The Princeton Review, an education services company that provides tutoring, test-prep programs, books, admission services, and other resources for students. The Princeton Review’s school profiles and ranking lists in “The Best 379 Colleges” are posted at