Princeton Review Names New College to ‘Best Colleges’ Guidebook

Published on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 by David Gulliver

New College of Florida was again named one of the country’s top undergraduate colleges by The Princeton Review.

New College was among the 15 percent of American colleges to make the Review’s new college guidebook, “The Best 382 Colleges.” The book is based on surveys and interviews with students and administrators at several hundred four-year colleges.

“We chose New College for this book because it offers outstanding academics,” said Robert Franek, the Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief and author of “The Best 382 Colleges.”

The Princeton Review also views New College as one of the nation’s best colleges for offering experiences and connections that lead to great jobs or post-graduate study. In May, the Review named New College as one of its “Colleges That Create Futures: 50 Schools That Launch Careers by Going Beyond the Classroom.”

“The Best 382 Colleges” quotes extensively from students’ reviews. Some examples of New College students’ comments:

  • New College “provides challenging courses for highly self-motivated students who want a large amount of control over their academic choices.”
  • Students receive a “rounded education that enables them to critically and pragmatically examine and understand the world in which we live.”
  • New College is about “self-directed learning… the student decides what he or she is going to learn and how she is going to learn it.”
  • New College students “love having written evaluations” which “force students to fully participate and the professors to pay attention.”

“The Best 382 Colleges,” published by Penguin Random House, is the 26th annual edition of the guidebook and will be available in stores today. The profiles and rankings in “The Best 382 Colleges” are posted at