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New College of Florida
Sarasota, FL
New College, founded in 1960, is a public honors university. Its 140-acre campus, including the former estate of Charles Ringling, is located in Sarasota, 50 miles south of Tampa.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 861
   Women 532 (61.8%)
   Men 329 (38.2%)
Graduate Students 14
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 71% of 1,417 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline April 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 4.00 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math 600 average
540-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 649 average
600-700 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 28 average
26-31 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance In-state: $20,395
Out-of-state: $43,423
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $6,916
Out-of-state: $29,944
  Room and Board $9,009
Average Percent of Need Met 83%
Average Freshman Award $14,369
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System 4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 78
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 48% of classes
20-29 students: 17% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Sarasota Population 53,326
Nearest Metropolitan Area Tampa-St. Petersburg
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 97% of freshmen, 78% of all students
Athletic Conferences  
Sororities 65% of women participate
Fraternities 45% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.2% Asian
2.8% Black/African-American
18.2% Hispanic/Latino
3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
70.3% White
1.8% Unknown
International Students 2.0% from 22 countries
First-Year Students Returning 84.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 53.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported