New College of Florida

Sarasota, FL

New College of Florida

Sarasota, FL

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Undergrad Science & Engineering Diversity International Transfer

Fearless learning, forward thinking

New College of Florida is a public, four-year, residential honors college with more than 40 programs in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Our small class sizes and 6:1 student-faculty ratio promote frequent interaction between students and faculty. Hands-on learning is central to our programs, including flexible internship and research opportunities. To prepare students for their senior projects, faculty provide detailed performance evaluations every semester to highlight their achievements while pushing them to grow and develop.

Integrated academic and career planning with The Compass
The Compass is New College’s customized career-building student learning experience. From day one, the Center for Career Engagement & Opportunity (CEO) assigns each student a personal career coach while providing readiness workshops and coursework, connections to jobs and internships, and mentoring networks. For students considering graduate school, the CEO also offers coaching for exams and applications, assistance with fellowship applications, and connections to pre-professional advisors. 

New College is the leading school in Florida for its percentage of graduating Fulbright scholars. In the past six years, New College students have been accepted to 16 law schools ranked in the top 30 by U.S. News & World Report. Our students are pushed to explore their interests and options thoughtfully and thoroughly to prepare for a life of meaningful work. 

Diversity and inclusion
The Office of Diversity & Inclusion and the Campus Climate and Culture Committee (4C) advise the president and create collaborations to nourish a truly diverse, inclusive, and affirming community. 

Exceptional value
New College of Florida students receive an exceptional education without the enormous price tag. In fact, New College ranks #2 for the lowest student debt in the state of Florida. Nearly every New College student is offered scholarship funding toward their cost of tuition.



Designated as a 2020–2021 College of Distinction with special recognition for Career Development and Equity & Inclusion


Ranked #6 among public liberal arts colleges and #14 among “Most Innovative Schools” | U.S. News & World Report, 2021


Ranked among the top 10 “Best Buy” public colleges in the nation based on academic quality and affordable cost | Fiske Guide to Colleges, 2021


Recognized as a “Best Hidden Gem” in Florida | College Raptor, 2021


Ranked #32 of 200+ colleges and #2 among public colleges for contribution to social mobility, research, and promoting public service | Washington Monthly Liberal Arts Rankings, 2020

Diversity Events and Resources at New College

Events: Asian Film Series, Black History Month, Klingenstein Lecture Series, LatinX Heritage Month, Sarasota Native American Film Festival, Visions of the Black Experience Film Series

Organizations: Black Student Union, Catholic Club, Hillel, New Life, Queery

Campus Resources: Campus Ministry; Gender & Diversity Center: Helen N. Fagin Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Collection; Public Archaeology Lab; Student Disability Services

Local Resources: ALSO Youth, Diversity: The Voices of Sarasota, Elling Eide Center, Embracing Our Differences, Manasota ASALH, Manasota Black Chamber of Commerce, Multicultural Health Institute, Newtown Alive, Prism Youth Initiative, Sarasota Chinese Academy, Unidos Now, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Women’s Resource Center

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “New College has taught me how to anticipate curveballs and roll with them. As a result, I understand my capabilities and my value to any organization that I choose to work for.”

    • Edline Francois
  • “I picked a group Independent Study Project that involved a lot of teamwork with others so I could learn more about group dynamics when it comes to completing a project.”

    • Hunt Sparra