New College of Florida

397 reviews
  1. Sarasota, FL
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    D
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B+
New College of Florida is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243
Website

New College of Florida Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
60%
SAT Range
1180-1380
ACT Range
26-30
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$12,353/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,411/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,181/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,734/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,205/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,600/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.34 responses
41%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
834Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Quirky and smart
    64%
  • Gifted and unique
    14%
  • All of the above
    7%
  • Creative
    7%
  • Unusual but brilliant
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
94%
of students say they don't have Greek life.18 responses
Poll
89%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.38 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Unique
    42%
  • It's not for everyone
    37%
  • Immersive
    5%
  • It ruined my life
    5%
  • Ugh
    5%
  • Unique and not for everyone, very academic
    5%

After New College of Florida

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Data not available
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
83%
National
83%
68%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses

Reviews

397 reviews
  • Excellent
    69
  • Very Good
    116
  • Average
    142
  • Poor
    42
  • Terrible
    28
Take into consideration exactly how liberal you truly are when you apply here. The people here are intense, there is literally one ideology at this school and if you don't believe in it they'll ostracize you. THERE IS NO DIVERSITY! The rooming situation is HORRIBLE, and there's literally nothing you can do about it. Personally, I had like the worst possible rooming situation ever, she literally made me feel unsafe. When I informed the head of housing they basically said that I had to deal with it. The main portion of campus looks pretty rundown. The only parts that are presentable are the bay side campus and the letter dorms. The positives of the school are the instructors, like I do feel like I have learned a lot from them and I'm definitely smarter than I was when I arrived. But with that being said the cons definitely outweigh the pros. Like I said in the beginning, reflect on how liberal you actually are, because if you're "normal" you'll literally go crazy at this school.
  • Freshman
  • 2 months ago
Due to the influx of students, classes are suffering. You easily get capped from classes, even those you need to satisfy requirements. The quality of courses is generally good, though the workload is also general insane. At one point, my average week consisted of 600+ pages of reading, 1-2 quizzes, 2-3 short essays and then sporadic longer essays. I find once you get into higher level courses the work load drops off substantially, but if you've been capped out, even as an upper year, good luck. Courses also aren't alway repeated very often, and some to the professor's whim, making completing requirements incredibly difficult. For example, one class necessary to graduate in Marine Bio only comes around every 3 years, while one in Literature comes around every 2 years. This also occurs while professors have what I refer to as "pet-project" classes, which will be repeated frequently (every year, for instance) that do *not* satisfy any requirements. In general, I adored my professors, who were always available for office hours, and willing to accommodate student-specific needs. Classes were generally engaging and subject matter interesting and relevant (though course descriptions are not alway true to form) Mini-classes are a god-send. However, be aware that departments are small and the school requires a thesis to graduate, with a student selected committee to review it. If you don't like working with a particular professor it's almost impossible to avoid taking further classes with them, or even having them on your panel for your thesis. Also, as a note to any applying students, there is NO way to make a Creative Writing Major/AOC, no matter what you have been told. I've met over a dozen people who were to lured to this school under this pretense. In Spring a visiting writer will teach 1-2 classes (a high level and low level) but this can be in either poetry or creative writing. And that's it. Other than that, class subjects are generally really cool and unusual.
  • College Junior
  • 5 months ago
I absolutely hated it here. The "no grades" gimmick attarcted me because I believed the campus would be one that inspired creativity and learning. However, despite all of the individuality the school claimed to support, I felt the entire school experience was like living in a bubble. With only a few hundred students attending, it was very easy to stand out if you did not fit the "New College" look. Learning, studying, and generally caring about anything was highly discouraged. Also, the drug atmosphere on campus was so ridiculous and rampant that it was hard to find anything to do on campus. Everything was highly overrated and I left as soon as I could.
  • Niche User
  • 2 months ago