Impressive National Rankings

Here are a few of the top national rankings New College has received recently:

Here are a few of the top national rankings New College has received recently:

Rated: Princeton Review’s ‘Colleges that Create Futures’

New College of Florida is one of the country’s top 50 colleges for offering students the outside-the-classroom experiences and connections that lead to great jobs or post-graduate study. The ranking comes in the 2017 edition of The Princeton Review’s book, “Colleges That Create Futures: 50 Schools That Launch Careers by Going Beyond the Classroom.” New College was named to the Review’s unranked list of 50 colleges, chosen from more than 3,000 nationwide. It is New College’s first appearance in the book, which was first published in 2016. It was one of just two Florida colleges to appear on the list.


New College is named a “Best Buy School.” in the 2017 edition of the respected and long-running Fiske Guide to Colleges. Only 22 public colleges in the United States received Fiske’s “Best Buy” designation. New College has consistently been rated a Best Buy school in the Fiske Guide since 2003.

Rated: 2017 Public Colleges of Distinction Guidebook

One of 70 schools nationwide (and the only school in Florida) to be listed in the 2017 Public Colleges of Distinction Guidebook.

Ranked No. 5: U.S. News & World Report

New College is ranked No. 5 among all public liberal arts colleges in the magazine’s annual rankings of the Best National Liberal Arts Colleges for 2016. This was the 12th consecutive year New College was ranked one of the nation’s top 100 liberal arts colleges overall by U.S. News & World Report, and the 12th year in a row New College has been ranked in the top six among public colleges, which also includes military academies. U.S. News also ranked New College seventh in the nation for students with the “Least Debt” among all public and private liberal arts colleges – an average of $14,929 total, and about 62 percent of New College students graduate with no debt at all.

Ranked: Princeton Review’s “top 50 Colleges That Pay You Back” 

The February 2016 guidebook and ranking system listed the nation’s top colleges for “return on investment,” measured by academic quality, cost to students and families, and salaries earned by graduates. New College benefits from high scores on academics and professors, low tuition and strong mid-career salaries for graduates. The Review also noted the “impressive outcomes” from New College’s strong advising system and alumni network, and the 56 Fulbright Scholarships that have been awarded to NCF students in the last 10 years.

Rated: The Princeton Review’s “The Best 381 Colleges” 

The August 2016 guidebook includes New College in its unranked list of the top 15 percent of the nation’s colleges, based solely on academic quality. New College benefits from a near-perfect score on academics, 96 out of 99 possible points, and extremely high scores for having interesting and accessible professors.


New College was the top-rated public liberal arts college in this results-based guide published in September 2016. The magazine considers outcomes, including how much a college helps low-income students excel, how many students perform public service, and how many go on to attain advanced degrees. It found that New College ranked ninth in the country for the percentage of graduates who go on to earn a doctoral degree. New College also ranked ninth in the country for the lowest cost to students and families with low to moderate incomes ($75,000 or less).

Ranked No. 19: Kiplinger’s 100 Best Values in Public Colleges

New College is ranked No. 19 in its “100 Best Values in Public Colleges” for 2016, and was ranked sixth among public colleges for lowest total debt at graduation. This marked the 14th consecutive time that New College has placed among the nation’s top 20 public colleges overall on the Kiplinger’s list of schools delivering a stellar education at an affordable price.


New Colleges is ranked No. 15 in its 2015 list of “Best Value” colleges, institutions that “deliver the goods without picking your pocket.” It is New College’s highest placement in the Forbes list since 2008. New College also placed 229th of 650 in its Top Colleges list.

Ranked No. 6: U.S News and World Report’s 2013 supplemental data

New College is ranked No. 6 among all U.S. colleges by U.S. News and World Report’s 2013 supplemental data, for the percentage of student who go on to graduate school within a year of graduation.

Ranked No. 2: The Princeton Review and USA Today

New College is ranked the No. 2 Best Value Public College in America in their 2014 list of “100 Best Value Colleges.” This is the sixth consecutive year that New College has been in the top three. In 2012, New College was featured on the NBC TODAY Show and described on air as “an enormous academic value for students, but a great financial aid value as well.” In the Review’s secondary lists, New College was named one of the Best Southeastern Colleges, Best Public Colleges, Easiest Colleges to Get Around (1st), Most Politically Active Students (4th), Most LGBTQ Friendly (12th).

Click here to read a letter from Florida Gov. Rick Scott congratulating New College on its national rankings.