New College of Florida Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Costs & More

College Hall at New College of Florida
College Hall at New College of Florida ( more photos). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

New College of Florida Admissions Overview:

Admissions at New College are not highly competitive; only around one-third of those who apply are not accepted each year. Students can apply to the school using the Common Application, which can save time and energy. Prospective students must also send in a letter of recommendation, high school transcripts, an application fee, and scores from either the SAT or ACT.

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Admissions Data (2015):

New College of Florida Description:

New College, as its name suggests, is relatively new. The school was founded in the 1960s as a private college, but was purchased by the University of South Florida in the 1970s during a time of financial crisis. In 2001 it became independent of USF.

In recent years, New College has found itself high on several rankings of top public liberal arts colleges. The college was also featured in Loren Pope's highly regarded book, Colleges That Change Lives. New College boasts an interesting student-centered curriculum with no traditional majors, an emphasis on independent study, and written evaluations rather than grades.

Academics are supported by a 10 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 18. Students come from 40 states and 22 countries. The 115-acre campus sits on a bay in the Gulf of Mexico in Sarasota, Florida.

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 861 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 39% Male / 61% Female
  • 100% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,916 (in-state); $29,944 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200
  • Room and Board: $9,009
  • Other Expenses: $3,270
  • Total Cost: $20,395 (in-state); $43,423 (out-of-state)

New College Financial Aid (2014 - 15):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 35%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,976
    • Loans: $5,255

Academic Programs:

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 81%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 24%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 63%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 71%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

New College and the Common Application

New College of Florida uses the Common Application.

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