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4 College Junior

Diversity: Most of us are white Floridians, however, the diversity in sexual orientation, gender identity and political views can be quite striking.

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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.

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3 Recent Alumnus

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

3 College Junior

Diversity: There could be more diversity.

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.


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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 23 responses

  • 35% Progressive/very liberal
  • 35% Liberal
  • 13% Moderate
  • 0% Conservative
  • 4% Very conservative
  • 4% Libertarian
  • 9% Not sure

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

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

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 18 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 18 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 23 responses

  • 61% Very accepting.
  • 30% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 4% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 4% It's hard to be a minority here.
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