New College of Florida

Sarasota, FL

New College of Florida

Sarasota, FL

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New College of Florida is a public, four-year residential honors college with more than 40 programs in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences.

Fearless learning, forward thinking
The College’s small class sizes and 7:1 student-faculty ratio promote frequent interaction between students and faculty. Hands-on learning is central to our programs, which include flexible internship and research opportunities. Through the Cross College Alliance, EcoLeague, and National Student Exchange, students can take courses at local colleges while attending New College or participate in a semester exchange. Each student completes a senior project in their major, and to prepare for it, their professors provide detailed performance evaluations every semester that highlight their achievements while pushing them to grow and develop.  

The Compass: Integrated academic and career planning
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. For students considering graduate school, the CEO offers coaching for entrance exams and applications, assistance with internship and fellowship applications, and connections to pre-professional advisors. The CEO also provides career readiness workshops and coursework, connections to jobs and internships, and matching with mentoring networks. 

New College leads all universities in Florida for the amount of Fulbright Scholars it graduates. Over the past six years, New College students have been admitted to 16 law schools ranked in the top 30 by U.S. News & World Report. New College students are pushed to explore their interests and options thoughtfully and thoroughly, preparing them for a life of meaningful work.  

Exceptional value
New College students receive an exceptional education without the enormous price tag. Nearly every New College student is offered scholarship funding to reduce the 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 liberal arts colleges for contribution to social mobility, research, and promoting public service | Washington Monthly Liberal Arts Rankings, 2020


New College of Florida’s campus is located on Sarasota Bay—along the Gulf of Mexico—in SARASOTA, FLORIDA. Sarasota is a top tourist destination in the Sunshine State, known for its beaches, Mote Marine Lab, Selby Botanical Gardens, and world-class museums, theaters, and festivals.

New College At A Glance

You’re an individual, not a face in a massive lecture hall. At New College of Florida, we want to see you, hear you, and know you. That’s why our classrooms are designed to be small and intimate, with a 7:1 student-faculty ratio and an average class size of 12 students. Our professors will help you create a vibrant course of study, provide you with one-on-one mentoring, and advise you as you pursue your senior capstone project on your way toward graduation.

Type of School: Founded in 1960, New College of Florida is a public honors institution in Florida’s state university system. 

Size of Campus: 110-acre campus on Sarasota Bay

Number of Students: 646 undergraduates; 29 graduates, 3% international

Number of Faculty: 98 full-time faculty members

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: Bachelor of Arts with over 35 major options, master’s degree in Data Science, several certificate programs, and a dual-degree Engineering program with the University of Florida. Undergraduate majors include:

• Anthropology
• Applied Mathematics
• Art
• Art History
• Biology
• Biopsychology
• Chemistry
- Biochemistry
• Chinese Language & Culture
• Classics
• Computer Science
• Creative Writing*
• Economics
- Finance*
• English
• Environmental Studies
• French Language & Literature
• Gender Studies
• German Studies/German Language & Literature
• Greek*
• Health, Culture & Societies*
• History
• Humanities
• International & Area Studies
- Caribbean & Latin American Studies
- East Asian Studies
- European Studies
• Latin*
• Literature
• Marine Biology
• Mathematics
• Medieval & Renaissance Studies+
• Music
• Natural Sciences
• Neuroscience*
• Philosophy
• Physics
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Public Policy+
• Quantitative Social Science*
• Religion
• Rhetoric & Writing**
• Russian Language & Literature
• Social Sciences
• Sociology
• Spanish Language & Literature
• Statistics
• Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies
  Urban Studies

* Joint-concentration program
** Minor
+ Special program concentration

Geographic Diversity: Students from 32 states and 17 countries

International Student Services: The Student Activities & Campus Engagement office (SA[u]CE) hosts an International Education Week to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. During this week, SA[u]CE hosts a number of events, including a Study Abroad Mixer, Bomba Dance Workshop, and International Field Day. The Global Village Living Learning Community (LLC) is offered for students who share a desire to learn more about international travel and culture and how nations are connected socially, politically, and economically. Students are encouraged to share their cultural experiences through cultural programming, guest speakers, and internationally themed meals.

International Student Budget: The annual budget for the 2021–2022 academic year is $50,504 for undergraduates.  

Financial Aid: Typically, F-1 students are offered $15,000 per year in scholarship funding. Students from Latin America and the Caribbean are offered scholarships that can reduce costs by up to $23,000 per year.

Test Score Requirements: SAT or ACT required for most applicants; minimum TOEFL scores of 83 iBT (560 paper based) or IELTS score of 6.5 required if English is not your first language

Application Deadlines and Fees:
• Priority dates: February 28 and April 15
• No application fee
• Deposit deadline: May 1
• Tuition deposit: $200

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