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Colleges / New College of Florida

New College of Florida

Sarasota, FL 4-Year Public

About New College of Florida

Delve into a liberal arts and science education that is tailored to your academic interests, career aspirations, and personal learning style on our beautiful, residential campus in Sarasota, Florida. With a student/faculty ratio of 7:1, all of our classes are taught by faculty, not by teaching assistants. Experience personalized career planning, one-on-one career coaching, and our Novo Career Advantage - a step-by-step plan to help you create the future that you want. New College is a state university that guarantees scholarship funding to virtually all admitted freshmen who apply for the fall class by our priority deadline. We offer an ambitious array of both academic and need-based scholarships and grants.

New College of Florida is a public, state school located in the suburban setting of Sarasota, FL, less than an hour from Tampa-St. Petersburg.

Founded in 1960, New College of Florida currently enrolls around 726 students a year, including 702 undergrads. The institution runs on a 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term) academic calendar.

New College of Florida's endowment was valued at $41,742,046 in 2021. For each full-time student, New College of Florida spends about $14,914.

Admissions Facts About New College of Florida

Acceptance rate: 73%

Average GPA: 3.87

Mean ACT score: 28

Mean SAT score: 1257

Early Decision or Early Action: No/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: May 30

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

New College of Florida Acceptance Rate

It is very difficult to get into New College of Florida. The acceptance rate at New College of Florida is 73 percent.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.87 on a 4.0 scale. The mean composite SAT score is 1257. The mean ACT scores is 28.

In 2021, 3 applicants were waitlisted and 1 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is New College of Florida a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at New College of Florida, around 86 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 222 students who started at New College of Florida as first-time freshman, 119 graduate within four years.

Around 64 percent of students who started at New College of Florida earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 41 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $32,134 a year. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $19,066 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does New College of Florida sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is New College of Florida a good school for YOU?

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College Info

New College of Florida Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to New College of Florida is Jul 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to New College of Florida is Jul 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

New College of Florida ACT Scores


ACT Range

25 - 31

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

31 and Above


25 to 31


25 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to New College of Florida is 28. Students with an ACT score of 31 and above have a good chance of getting into New College of Florida. Students with an ACT score that falls between 25 and 31 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 25 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

New College of Florida SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1170 - 1335


Math SAT Range

560 - 660


Reading SAT Range

620 - 700

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1335 and Above


1170 to 1335


1170 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for New College of Florida students is 1257. Applicants with SAT scores of 1335 and above have a good chance of being admitted to New College of Florida, while applicants with SAT scores between 1170 to 1335 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1170 have a low chance of being offered a spot at New College of Florida.

New College of Florida Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at New College of Florida is like? There are approximately 726 students enrolled at New College of Florida, including 702 undergraduate students and 24 graduate students. 100% percent of students attend school full-time, 83% percent are from FL and 17% percent of students are from other states.


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Jul 1
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