Sarasota, FL
Tuition (in-state)
$29,812 ($6,783)
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4 College Junior

Diversity: New College tends to gather people who feel very strongly about diversity, acceptance, and feminism. This generally makes for a environment truly without walls where any forms of discrimination are quickly condemned and the offenders harshly judged. Sometimes, though, the student body can be a bit overzealous and blow events out of proportion. It's a very controversial topic and people have a wide range of opinions on the matter.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: As far as sexual orientation and LGBTQ life, students are very diverse and accepting. The population is mostly white, middle-class, but minorities are respected and accepted for the most part.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: If you feel unaccepted or like a 'freak' come to New College.
This school is very very accepting of people from all over, with different sexual orientations, and if New College has one thing, its diversity. Because of just how much diversity we have in our school, we are very careful and caring I would say. The faculty stress acceptance as our schools motto and this is one of the things that makes us truly unique. New College: where all of the smart outcasts arrive to thrive.

2 College Freshman

Diversity: Very homogenous politically and religiously, practically everyone is liberal.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: New College totes itself off as being this college filled with diversity but its really mostly in a strictly sexual sense. Think tumnlr.

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  • 51st
    Most Liberal Schools
  • 770th
    Most Open-Minded Schools
  • 1344th
    Most Conservative Schools

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Taylor Welsh
West Palm Beach, Fl
English Literature/Socioloy
Grad Year
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Heterogeneity is not New College’s forte. To be fair, most of its peer institutions suffer from the same ailment. New College is a relative bargain for in-state students; therefore, most of its populace reaps that advantage. Because it is a fledgling college, NCF hasn’t been able to garner the reputation necessary to achieve optimal diversity. But one thing is for sure: This is only true if one takes a narrow conception of diversity. When it comes to sexual preference, socioeconomic status, age, intellectual interests, and personality, New College has much to offer. It is a campus full of outspoken, unique, and vivacious characters.

The student body has voiced its complaints to the administration over the lack of racial and cultural diversity, and Admissions does what it can to satisfy the demand. New College itself is not economically or racially diverse, however. The campus has been opening many dialogues regarding diversity, and it is an issue close to many students' hearts.

Facts & Statistics

African American
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • Foreign countries
  • Georgia
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Washington
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 39%
20-21: 43%
22-24: 16%
25+: 2%
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 6%
Asian American: 4%
Hispanic: 6%
International: 1%
Native American: 0%
White: 83%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
New College is extremely LBGTQ friendly. "Queer Ball" has become a tradition on campus.
Political Activity
New College students routinely organize and attend political protests, Critical Mass bike rides, and run a Food Not Bombs program. There are constantly teach-ins on political and social hot topics.
Economic Status
Mostly middle-class
Most Common Religions
Buddhism, Christianity, and Judaism
Minority Clubs on Campus

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 22 responses

  • 5% Libertarian
  • 9% Not sure
  • 5% Very conservative
  • 0% Conservative
  • 14% Moderate
  • 36% Liberal
  • 32% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 22 responses

  • 5% Libertarian
  • 5% Very conservative
  • 0% Conservative
  • 0% Moderate
  • 0% Not sure
  • 23% Liberal
  • 68% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 16 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 16 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 22 responses

  • 5% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 5% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 32% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 59% Very accepting.
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