Sarasota, FL
Tuition (in-state)
$29,812 ($6,783)
Admission Difficulty
More statistics . . .
YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.

Reviews 552 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

{{ error }}
2 College Sophomore

Athletics: The gym is okay, but definitely not the best. The only sport team we have is sailing.

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: The international student population on campus is nearly nonexistent. However, starting Fall of 2014, New College of Florida partnered with Daughters for Life to invite Middle Eastern women for a 4-year exchange program.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Students' interests vary and you definitely don't want to get into a controversial or political argument with them. Most of the students are very hard-working during the week. On the weekends most of them go out to parties but people are definitely not pressured to go out.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Every Friday and Saturday, we have a party at Palm Court called the "Wall" - it's a hit-or-miss. Most of the times it's great.

1 person found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: It's a large university with variety of ethnic/racial diversity, economic backgrounds, etc.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: It's South Florida- the housing is already overpriced and FAU happens to be in the middle of a retirement community for rich couples. It's not the best of situations to be in while in college.

Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I'm returning to college 5 years after I graduated from undergrad for a post-bacc pre-med program. I'm not really aware (nor do I care) about Greek life on campus. Sorry!

5 College Junior

Transportation: Well the airport IS within walking distance.

4 College Junior

Parking: Compared to other schools, our parking situation is great.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It's difficult to get off-campus housing, but I've heard it's worth it.

3 College Junior

Diversity: There could be more diversity.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are student support groups and CWC counselors available for you.

4 College Junior

Majors: My internship was great. I was able to do it because of ISP.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There's not much of a selection with 800 people.

College Junior

Greek Life: Yeah no, we don't have this.

5 College Junior

Academics: I did an internship during ISP and was able to continue it 2nd semester.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Be responsible and you'll be fine.

5 College Junior

Weather: This is the sunshine state after all

5 College Junior

Drug Safety: It's college, kids experiment. Students tend to look out for each other.

5 College Junior

Majors: You can create your own major!

4 College Junior

Majors: love it! I've gotten 3 paid summer-internships!

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Houses are passed down from generation to generation. Some well known ones are: Jungle House, Bayshore House, Pup Haus, Maps House, and Flop House

4 College Junior

Transportation: Rideshares, free bus pass, bikeshare etc

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: My experience at new college has been insane... I could have never conceived the opportunities New College would offer me before coming here. It's a microcosm of the American youth.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Security is pretty good. Bikes get stolen occasionally... But New College students are very honest and well-intentioned. My friend lost 50$ and had it returned to him! I've lost my id 3 times and had it put in my mailbox! Students usually request personal property, unless it is tasty curry left in the communal kitchen (somebody is going to take that!).


{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Rankings View more rankings . . .

Students Often Come From

Photos More photos . . .

Palm Court
Palm Court
Palm Court Palm Court Palm Court is located in the Pei Residence hall complex and is the center of New College student life.
Photo by Nsb3000 under Public Domain | Source

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Taylor Welsh
West Palm Beach, Fl
English Literature/Socioloy
Grad Year
View all previous student authors

New College is a place that students feel either passionately connected to or hopelessly alienated from. There is not a single aspect of New College life that can be considered traditional. From the progressive academics to the alternative social culture, it is a unique setting. This intensity does not bode well for everyone. Many come to New College expecting a utopia and are shocked when the rigorous academics and insularity kick in. Others come because of its academic reputation, oblivious to the fact that it requires a certain type of personality and drive. Not everyone can hack it—many fail out, and many transfer.

Most New College students feel they have made an economical strategic academic choice that will land them a spot in their desired graduate program. While this choice may involve many trade-offs, it is ultimately worth it for those who are free-spirited, independent, and serious about academics. On one hand, New College is small and has comparatively limited financial resources, without the name recognition and household prestige that high-achieving students crave. On the other hand, NCF is an educational bargain that has become nationally recognized. The campus facilitates close contact with professors (a 10-to-1 student/teacher ratio) and has a strong, supportive community. One should be mindful of these realities before deciding to attend. The word is getting out that this little gem in Florida exists. Still, most Novo Collegians believe in the intrinsic value of education, and they believe that their school is providing them with far more intellectually than what many public universities and Ivy League schools can offer. Judging by NCF graduate school admissions rates and Fulbright Scholarships, their belief is not far from the truth.

Admitted Students' GPA/Test Scores More on admissions . . .

Applicant Status At New College of Florida

How do I stack up?

Compared against the students in the chart, you are in the:

??? Percentile
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!