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Your Guide To New College Of Florida



New College of Florida on Sarasota Bay.

New College of Florida is a tiny Sarasota institution that calls itself a national leader in liberals arts and sciences. In fact, the schools has been ranked among the top ten public liberal arts colleges in America by U.S. News & World Report for six consecutive years, including No. 1 in 2007.

For 2011-2012, NCF’s student body population was 845. Nearly two-thirds of the students are women. The only degree awarded is a Bachelor of Arts.

Average high school GPA of incoming freshmen: 3.98.

  • Known for:  NCF is ranked 3rd on The Princeton Review’s 2012 “Best Value Public College in America” list. Alumni include Telemundo news anchor Jose Diaz-Balart, Emmy-winning television writer and producer Carol Flint, and New York Federal Reserve Bank President William C. Dudley.
  • Cost:  Full-time tuition, required fees, room and board for 2011-2012 is $6060 for in-state residents, $29,089 for out-of-state.
  • Class size:  Average class size is 18. Student-faculty ratio is 10:1.
  • Student facts:  Total enrollment is 845. Minorities represent about a quarter of the student body.  Average SAT scores of incoming first-time freshmen: 1266
  • Fun fact:  NCF was included in the book Colleges That Change Lives by Loren Pope.

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