New College GPA, SAT and ACT Data

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New College GPA, SAT and ACT Graph

New College of Florida GPA, SAT and ACT Data for Admission
New College of Florida GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores for Admission. Data courtesy of Cappex.

Discussion of New College's Admissions Standards:

Nearly half of all applicants to New College of Florida will be rejected, and successful applicants typically have standardized test scores and high school grades that are significantly above average. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that most students who got in had high school averages of "B+" or higher, combined SAT scores of about 1250 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 26 or higher. Many successful applicants had solid "A" averages.

In the middle of the graph you'll notice a lot of red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) mixed in with the green and blue. Many students with grades and standardized test scores that were on target for New College did not get admitted. You'll see the opposite is also true -- some students with grades and test scores below the norm were accepted. This is because the college's admissions process is not based on a simple numerical formula. The admissions officers at New College want to see that you have taken rigorous high school courses that have prepared you for college-level work. Those AP and IB classes greatly improve your chances of receiving an acceptance letter. New College uses the Common Application and has holistic admissions, so the college will also want to see an engaging admissions essay, meaningful involvement in extracurricular activities, and a glowing letter of recommendation.

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