Fiske Guide to Colleges—one of the most widely respected college guides in the country—names New College of Florida a “Best Buy” college for 2023.
This school has done away with grades and GPAs, and the laid-back student body and rigorous academic program proves to students that learning can be a self-directed, fun, and productive experience.”SARASOTA, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, August 2, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- New College of Florida was chosen for this national recognition of it's affordability by the Fiske Guide to Colleges based on its “outstanding educational value, as determined by academic quality in relation to the net cost of attendance.”
— Fiske Guide editors
In 2023, the College, as one of the nation's 20 "Best Buy" colleges, has consistently been included in Fiske Guide since its earliest published edition in the 1980s. “New College is the South’s most liberal institution of higher learning (apologies to Guilford). With a total enrollment of just under 700, New College is about one-third the size of a typical liberal arts college—but has undertaken an aggressive plan to double its enrollment,” Fiske Guide editors said. “The kicker: it’s a public institution and a great bargain.”
For nearly four decades, Fiske has chosen a select group of schools for its annual list, focusing on quality academic offerings and affordable cost. The only other public Florida school on the latest list is the University of Florida.
“We are incredibly proud that New College has continued to be part of this list for so many years,” said New College of Florida President Patricia Okker, Ph.D. “New College is definitely a ‘Best Buy’ College, considering 63 percent of our students graduate debt-free. We offer an exceptional education at an affordable price, and we’re thrilled to be recognized by Fiske.”
Fiske Guide helps prospective students get to know the unique personalities of schools without visiting the campuses. Featuring trademark descriptions, exclusive ratings and up-to-date tips from current students, Fiske Guide is the No. 1 source for discovering more than 320 of the nation’s best colleges and universities. Founder Edward B. Fiske was an education editor of The New York Times for 17 years, during which time he realized that college-bound students and their families needed better information on which to base their educational choices. He wrote Fiske Guide to help them, and updated it annually with the editorial team.
An excerpt of one of Fiske’s recent descriptions of New College is below:
"The mere existence of New College of Florida is proof that it’s possible to find success by marching to your own drummer. This school has done away with grades and GPAs, and the laid-back student body and rigorous academic program proves to students that learning can be a self-directed, fun, and productive experience.” New College’s campus is adjacent to Sarasota Bay and consists of historic mansions from the former estate of circus magnate Charles Ringling, abutting modern dorms designed by I.M. Pei.
About New College of Florida
Founded in Sarasota in 1960, New College of Florida is a top-ranked public liberal arts college and the Honors College of Florida. New College prepares intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement by providing a highly individualized education that integrates academic rigor with career-building experiences. New College offers 45 undergraduate majors in arts, humanities and sciences, a master’s degree program in data science, and certificates in technology, finance, and business skills.
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