The Best & Worst

Location
Sarasota, FL
Undergrads
801
Tuition (in-state)
$29,812 ($6,783)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Best Of

Highest Grades

  1. 1
    Relative academic and social freedom
  2. 2
    Moments of campus-inspired "ecstatic wonder"
  3. 3
    A supportive and accessible faculty
  4. 4
    Narrative evaluations instead of grades
  5. 5
    Engaging peers that are easy to get to know because of the small student population
  6. 6
    Independent Study Projects (ISPs)
  7. 7
    The pervasive and wonderful "weirdness" of campus life
  8. 8
    Picturesque sunsets at Sarasota Bay in front of College Hall
  9. 9
    Quality conversation
  10. 10
    Interlibrary loan

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
83% of students return after their first year.
Commitment to Teaching
There are 10 students for every member of faculty on campus.
Knowledgeable Professors
100% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
50% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
79% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
63% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Safe Campus
61% of students surveyed said that they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.
Highly Satisfied Students
78% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Learn from the Best
97% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 70% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.

Worst Of

Lowest Grades

  1. 1
    Poor food in dining halls
  2. 2
    Little to do in the city of Sarasota
  3. 3
    Few professors within each AOC (area of concentration)
  4. 4
    Getting capped out of classes
  5. 5
    Being overloaded with schoolwork
  6. 6
    Suboptimal relations with surrounding community
  7. 7
    Lack of graduate program
  8. 8
    The tiny student population makes campus seem "small" quickly.
  9. 9
    Very little funding compared to peer institutions
  10. 10
    Difficulty of changing area of concentration late in the game

Facts & Statistics

Expensive
Tuition is a steep $29,812, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Students Can't Wait to Get Out of Town
60% of students surveyed said that there's no way they would live here after graduation.
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