New College of Florida

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5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243

According to the school, New College of Florida is the Honors College of the State of Florida, one of 11 members of the State University System and a national leader in the arts and sciences. Located on a 119-acre campus along the Gulf of Mexico in Sarasota, the undergraduate liberal arts college attracts motivated, academically-talented students from throughout the United States, as well as nearly 25 foreign countries. Founded in 1960, the College’s intimate environment, consisting of approximately 800 students and 70+ full-time faculty members, allows for in-depth undergraduate research and personalized learning. All students participate in yearly Independent Study Projects and are required to complete and defend a senior thesis prior to graduation. Year after year, New College’s faculty and students garner top prizes and awards, including a higher proportion of Fulbright Scholars than virtually all other colleges and universities, including Harvard, Stanford and Yale. New College’s student-centered academic mission and economic value consistently attract the attention of the most prestigious arbiters of excellence in higher education, including U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Fiske Guide to College and The Princeton Review. New College is a founding member of the Consortium for Innovative Environments in Learning (CIEL), a network of distinguished, progressive higher education institutions.

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