(August 20, 2007) — In the second national ranking within a week, New College of Florida is again listed among the top colleges in the nation – this time by The Princeton Review, the New York-based education services company, in its “Best 366 Colleges,” 2008 edition.
“We chose schools for this book primarily for their outstanding academics,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s vice president for publishing.
The annual book, published Aug. 21 by Random House / Princeton Review, includes two-page profiles of the 366 schools and student survey-based ranking lists of top 20 colleges in more than 60 categories. The Princeton Review also posts the book’s annual ranking lists on its Web site at www.PrincetonReview.com. The ranking lists in the 2008 edition of “Best 366 Colleges” are based on The Princeton Review’s survey of 120,000 students (about 325 per campus on average) attending the 366 colleges in the book.
New College received an “academic rating” of 94, a “quality of life rating” of 90, an admissions rating of 94 and a financial aid rating of 92. It is noted for “small classes,” “students are friendly,” “campus feels safe,” and where neither intercollegiate sports nor fraternities and sororities are popular, but “political activism” is.
Among the rankings based on student surveys, New College is listed No. 2 as “Most Politically Active Students”; No. 11 where “Students are Happy with Financial Aid”; and No. 17 for “Dorms Like Palaces” – on a campus where five new residence halls are opening this fall.