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Founded in 1960, New College of Florida. is a Public college. Located in Florida, which is a city setting in Florida, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 861 full time undergraduate students, and 14 full time graduate students.
The New College of Florida Academic calendar runs on a Four-one-four plan basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 10:1. There are 78 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at New College of Florida include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at NCF are considered Selective, with ,6% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 16 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
98% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 82% were in the top quarter, and 43% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at New College of Florida.
30 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.
20 Students rated off-campus housing 3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
29 Students rated campus food 2.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
30 Students rated campus facilities 3.7 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.
30 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 80 % gave the school a 5.0.
30 Students rated school activities 3.5 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.
30 Students rated local services 4 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.
30 Students rated academics 4.7 stars. 77 % gave the school a 5.0.
10 Students rated New College of Florida
I truly unique school, that allowed me to continue to explore in my education. I loved the campus culture and the professors truly cared if you learned the material. I also really enjoyed the narrative evaluation system it allowed me to explore more in academics than my friends that went to more traditional schools.
I think, the thing with New College is, you either get it, or you don't. There's no in between here because everyone is for the most part extremely intellectually homozygous, because it's a collection of people who have no home somewhere else, because it's a conglomeration of activists who are to tired to be angry anymore, because it's different, because it's an experience. You either feel at home or you don't and if you do feel at home it'll be one of the best feelings that you'll ever have.
I really enjoy attending New College. My professors and I will hang out and just talk sometimes if there are a few of us meandering the academic buildings. Everybody is passionate about something, and you may not feel the same, but it feels good to be in such an emotionally charged environment. Sure, we may not have top food or dorms, but it's the people and unbeatable academic setting that gets you to stay. No, New College is definitely not for everyone, but if you're looking for something I've mentioned above, you'll be right at home.
It is a great school, in fact it is one of the best liberal arts in the country. Its small class sizes (the highest I have ever had is 40, and the smallest so far being 14) is amazing. So you will get to know everyone in your area, and learn so much all while getting the one-on-one attention you need.
Also despite what people say the food has greatly improved, they can even accommodate vegans and vegetarians
Though it has some faults. There is no special housing prices/any program really for those of us who are disabled and require special accommodations, so your bill goes through the roof. Also the no grades thing is great and allows you to learn more, but it makes applying for simple scholarships very difficult. So while this school is on the cheaper side, you may want to keep that in mind if you are struggling financially. (Luckily the mall is nearby and has a free for students bus, so many students are able to get jobs, but that can only help so much).
And yes it is true that no one wears shoes :)
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for New College of Florida is 71%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
If I could go back in time and talk to myself in high school, the most important advice I could give myself would be to not drop out. I would tell myself that good grades in A.P. classes are not good enough. College doesn't just happen because you get good grades; you have to make it happen. You have to have a plan and take specific classes. I would have told myself to find the guidance councilor and demand an explanation about how to plan for college and scholarships. I would have stressed that being a mother is wonderful, but that it would be much easier to provide for my family if I had gotten my degree first. And even though it is quite an adventure going back to college as an adult and taking classes with my five children, it is much more difficult trying to balance the demands of family, work, and school. I would have told myself that I have to take responsibility for my own life and my own future and to stop waiting for someone else to do it for me.
My classmates are an ecclectic bunch. Hippy skirts to high heels. Weird interests to normal. I have a friend who aspires to study dung, and another who will be a top notch physists.
My school has just been updated and now is known best for nursing as well as pyschology.
No GPA- we are given written evaluations in lieu of grades. Very liberal, extremely open about everything from drug use to sexuality. We study hard but also party hard- Fridays and Saturdays are official party nights. It's very rare to find a party happening on weeknights.
I have found it hard to get any moneys, for school.
The stereotypical New College student would either be a hipster or a hippie. A stereotypical New College student would also do a lot of drugs and shower infrequently. Above all else, though, I think we're a college full of nerds and it's fantastic.
A conservative right wing carnivore would probably feel a little out of place. The party scene takes a little getting used to, I was pretty depressed about how much drinking, smoking, and pot smoking went on, and the loud music friday and saturday nights on campus. But its probably not that different from any other school, just more visible, since we won't get in trouble for anything.
The most frustrating thing is that it has become very largely a school that revolves around drugs, alcohol and parties.
New College is the best place for brilliant misfits, especially those looking for tiny classes and close, supportive mentorship from the faculty--it is welcoming, safe, creative, and progressive, and it will reward your intellectual curiosity not only in the classroom but in every interaction.
The small class size and the ability to work with proffessors one on one.
New College of Florida has a very unique grading system. There are no letters or percentages, only narrative evaluations and Academic Contracts. It boils down to "Satisfactory" or "Unsatisfactory" (i.e.: pass/fail). This has its risks and benefits like anything else: it works out nicely in describing the quality of your work and your strengths, and poorly for the same reasons. For example, if you contribute greatly to the class (or don't, and instead appear shy) the teacher can write that down and what your professor says is a part of your grade.
Activities involve parties with music and themes, and flag-football.
Someone who is willing to take school seriously and put all effort into homework, learning, and listening. This school is all about success and will help build up a strong career for its students.
New College has a unique grading system in that there are no grades and instead you receive satisfactory/unsatisfactory (pass/fail) and a narrative evaluation. I really like the way this takes focus off a number and it seems to take out a lot of the stress most people would ordinarily face. However, I think it's only good for the unique type of student who will know for themselves when they need to be doing better. You get from a class what you put into it.
People told me before I came here that the academics here are super hard and nothing compared to AP or IB classes in high school. So far, in the introductory level science classes I'm in (physics and biology), I've found my AP classes to be more difficult, but that might have just been my high school and the fact that I'm passionate about biology. I'm in an intermediate political science class and the first test was a lot more difficult than I expected.
New College definitely has unique course offerings. A class I'm in this semester is on Nabokov's Early Novels. I also enjoy the fact that if it doesn't offer a course you have the potential to make your own tutorial. I'm hoping to do a paleontology tutorial next year. Some of the most unique academic opportunities are during the January Independent Study Project (ISP) month. Some students this year are doing "Finding Atlantis ISP" which is actually a creative writing ISP where they will go sailing for two months and write ten interviews with Atlanteans. It's also a good opportunity to do lab research or internships.
The food at the cafeteria has a lot of complaints, but Four Winds- the cafe on campus- is a great alternative. The Boar's Head in the cafeteria is also a great choice!
Nearby there is a lot of small cafe's, too. Big E's and Coffee Loft are two favorite spots!
People here are abnormally friendly and super nice in person. On the [FORUM], a school-wide e-mail list, a lot of drama and aggressiveness is brought out over frivolous matters. It doesn't help that some students purposefully provoke it, but I suppose that's the culture of the internet these days. However, if you learn to stay out of certain threads and get out more often and actually meet people you will see the best in people.
When the 2012 Election night came around, the whole school got together in the library. Students bought pizza, popped popcorn, gave out free candy and led cheers as the night wore on. About 90% of the student population was there, and everyone was chattering and truly interested in what the fate our country was. When Fox News finally predicted Obama to win, the school exploded. A party occurred, celebrating the win, and it was then that the school was truly united.
A typical weekend consists of students going out to the nearby beaches, downtown Sarasota for movies and the farmer's market or even to St. Armand's square to window shop.
The best is that you know almost everyone- and if you meet new people, you make new friends! The worst would be everyone sticking to the groups they created their first year attending NCF.
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Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
100% of students
attending New College of Florida receive some sort of financial aid.
26% were awarded federal grants.
While 34% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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