Building an intellectual community of independent thinkers

New College of Florida practices selective admission, seeking those students who are able and eager to take responsibility for their own education, and who will benefit from the College’s demanding academic program and flexible curriculum.

The Dean of Enrollment Management limits the number of students selected every year. Satisfaction of minimum State University System admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance; preference for admission is given to applicants who demonstrate great academic promise.

The Dean selects students on the basis of a broad range of factors.

APPROXIMATE ORDER OF IMPORTANCE OF MAJOR APPLICATION FACTORS:

  1. Level of difficulty of course work
  2. Grades (including class rank if available)
  3. Writing
  4. SAT or ACT scores
  5. Letter of recommendation
  6. Activities

The Admissions Committee may consider an applicant’s demonstrated interest in attending New College, and allocation of limited guaranteed scholarship resources as criteria for admission to New College.

COLLEGE PREPARATORY COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO THE STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM:

  • 4 units of English
  • 4 units of mathematics (algebra or higher)
  • 3 units of science (including 2 years of lab science)
  • 3 units of social science
  • 2 units of the same foreign language
  • 2 additional academic electives