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.