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New College The Honors College of Florida

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Imagine yourself tagging shark species in the Sarasota Bay, conducting research on how the body fights cancer, collaborating with a global team to define the future of urban spaces, or composing music for world-class musicians. At New College of Florida, you can unleash your intellectual curiosity while building a foundation for your future career.

As the only legislatively designated Honors College of Florida, New College offers a rigorous academic program taught by full-time professors with distinguished credentials in research and teaching.

Our innovative curriculum is highly customized to fit your academic and professional goals. Small classes and frequent interaction with your professors contribute to a personalized learning experience where you can develop your own ideas, produce original research, and explore new fields of personal and professional interest. Your faculty and your classmates will encourage you to think in imaginative ways and challenge accepted ideas.

Career advisors will work with you from your first year to your fourth year. You will receive individual coaching as you explore career options, develop and apply skills gained from your New College education, and pursue internship, fellowship, and job opportunities.

Approximately one-third of our students earn baccalaureate degrees in STEM fields. In the last six years, our students have been accepted to 16 law schools ranked in the Top 30 by U.S. News & World Report. We lead all universities in Florida for the percentage of Fulbright scholars that we graduate (71 in the past 15 years) and rank as the nation’s #1 public university for the percentage of graduates who go on to earn PhDs in math and science.

Join our community of fearless learners. 



At New College, you’ll be taught by award-winning faculty like Associate Professor of Biology Jayne Gardiner, named the 2019 Outstanding Undergraduate Science Teacher by the Society for College Teachers, and Professor Maria Vesperi, the 2009 award recipient of the American Anthropological Association’s Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching of Anthropology.

You might accompany Professor of Anthropology Uzi Baram, recipient of the 2018 Archaeological Conservancy Award, on an archaeological dig in Manatee County, or learn stage choreography from Assistant Professor of Theater Diego Villada, whose choreography is featured in the award-winning off-Broadway play Black Angels Over Tuskegee.

You will learn from acclaimed artists, groundbreaking researchers, and top-notch teachers with interests than span far and wide. Your chemistry professor might teach a boat-building tutorial or your philosophy teacher might offer an organic gardening independent study project.

All of our courses are taught by faculty members (not teaching assistants) and all of our full-time faculty hold a doctorate or other terminal degree.

With an 8 to 1 student to faculty ratio, you’ll receive personalized support from your professors. You will be paired with a faculty advisor who’ll offer one-on-one mentoring to help guide you along your academic journey at New College.



No two students are alike. Why should their education be? New College faculty go beyond traditional letter grades and give students detailed performance evaluations each semester. Just like in the professional world, you will receive a personalized assessment of your progress toward performance goals, skills development, and mastery of new knowledge. Unlike grades, these written evaluations capture the nuances of your learning experience, enabling you to better understand your strengths and improve upon your weaknesses. These evaluations often provide the foundation for graduate school applications and job references. 



Your college education should be as unique as yourself, fulfilling your intellectual aspirations and preparing you  for your future career. Rather than checking off a list of prescribed courses each term, you will develop a contract, in consultation with your faculty advisor, that outlines your personal and academic goals each semester. More than a course schedule, our innovative contract system provides a comprehensive overview of the many ways you can put your passion into practice, including research projects, internships, work experience, and study abroad.

You have the flexibility and freedom to explore your interests, and discover new passions alongside other students who are actively engaged with topics that genuinely excite them. So, go ahead and take risks, challenge yourself, and discover new ways to look at the world.

We offer 35 areas of concentrations (majors). You can combine two areas, or work with your advisor to design an interdisciplinary concentration, such as Computational Biochemistry or Creative Technologies.

A NCF education is all about you. You will work with your faculty advisor on your academic contract each semester, outlining your academic and personal goals for the upcoming term. Along with traditional courses, you’ll also explore new subjects through labs, tutorials, and independent study projects.

During your time at New College, you’ll complete:

7 academic contracts (the equivalent of 124 credit hours)
3 independent study projects
1 senior thesis project and baccalaureate exam

The academic year at New College consists of two 14-week semesters and a four-week January Interterm devoted to independent study. Faculty choose between semester-long and seven-week courses based on which format is best suited to the subject matter

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Fall Semester 4 Units (16 Credits) 4 Units (16 Credits) 4 Units (16 Credits) 4 Units (16 Credits)
January Term 1 Independent Study Project (4 Credits) 1 Independent Study Project (4 Credits) 1 Independent Study Project (4 Credits)
Spring Semester 4 Units (16 Credits) 4 Units (16 Credits) 4 Units (16 Credits) 4 Units (16 Credits)
Totals 36 Credits 36 Credits 36 Credits *32 Credits

*Including completion of senior capstone project and baccalaureate exam

Independent Study Projects (ISPs)

January at New College is an independent study period, or ISP. The January Interterm is a time when students can focus on a specific aspect of their field of study, or explore something new, through an immersive experience that can take the form of a lab experiment, scholarly paper, or creative endeavor. The college does not hold regular class meetings during January, so you can also use the time to study abroad, complete an internship, or pursue another off-campus opportunity. You can complete an ISP independently or with a small group.

A selection of recent ISPs include:

  • Mapping Sarasota’s Meal Gap: Identifying Solutions to Local Food Insecurity
  • Museology: Exhibiting Florida Archaeology
  • “Difficult Women:” The Art of Creating Unlikeable Female Characters in Creative Writing
  • Coral reef ecology field internship in Panama
  • Health literacy mobile app development
  • Starfish regeneration and field techniques
  • The Remaining Hours: A Collaborative Experimental Performance
  • Fighting Red Tide: Looking Towards a Fungal Solution
  • Stage Combat: Basics of Armed and Unarmed
  • Developing a robotic prosthetic hand
  • Using big data to solve economic and social problems Tutorials

Interested in a subject that’s not listed in the course catalog? Then work with a faculty member to create your own tutorial or join an ongoing one with other students. Indulge your intellectual curiosity, master a new skill, or gain career-oriented experience through these highly personalized learning experiences. You can delve into a topic that excites you or pursue a subject that’s completely foreign to you. Either way, you’ll learn something new!

Here are a few recent tutorials:
  • Planning and organizing Social Entrepreneurship Conference
  • Marine collecting and aquarium science
  • Mobile applications for the environment in Swift
  • Design for installation and site-specific art
  • Chinese calligraphy
  • Newspaper writing and production (The Catalyst)
  • Healthy writing habits
  • Virtual reality archaeology
  • Bias in election monitoring

New College professors are active in their fields and conduct topical research that addresses some of the most pressing challenges of our time. Students benefit from their expertise as they work on faculty-led projects or carry out their own research with guidance from their faculty advisors. When you join NCF’s community of fearless learners, you’ll put theory into practice as you gain critical research design, data analysis, writing, and presentation skills. You’ll receive the type of training most students don’t access until graduate school.

Dating Violence Prevention
Assistant Professor of Human Centered Computer Tania Roy devised algorithms to detect potentially abusive text messages. A student relied on these algorithms to build an app that helps users recognize early warning signs of abusive behavior in a relationship.

Carbon Sequestration
Assistant Professor of Biology Brad Oberle led a group of students in a study of carbon sequestration levels in different habitats in coastal Manatee County. Their work was part of a global research effort to learn how much carbon is being released into the air.

City Streets and Public Space
Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies David Brain and several New College students are studying the character and quality of Sarasota streets as public space. Their data collection and analyses will support several city initiatives aimed at improving Sarasota’s transportation infrastructure and downtown public space.

High-Tech Stargazing
Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry Steven Shipman works with astronomers to study molecules in space and create chemical maps of different areas of the universe. New College students have developed many of the data collection methods and much of the spectral analysis software for this project.

Sarasota Oral History
Under the direction of Associate Professor of Anthropology Erin Dean, a select group of New College students connect with longtime Sarasota residents and record their oral histories. They then transcribe the videotaped interviews, which capture the diversity of experiences of people who grew up and live in Sarasota, and create short audiovisual presentations that are available online and archived at the office of Sarasota County Historical Resources.

Throughout your time at New College, you will be challenged intellectually and encouraged to think independently. The culmination of this journey is the senior thesis project. It’s a chance to pursue a topic of your choice under the guidance of a faculty advisor. By the end of it all, you’ll have created your own body of knowledge through original research and will be prepared to defend your work during the baccalaureate exam.

  • Interpretations of Folk: Representing the Working Class and Outsider Art Through Instrument Design
  • Sarasota Bay: A Newly Defined Nursery Area for Blacktip Sharks (Carcharhinus limbatus) on the Gulf Coast of Florida
  • Footprints in the Atmosphere: A Quantitative Analysis of Community Carbon Emissions to Ignite Collective Climate Action
  • The History, Current State, and Potential Future of Archaeological Illustration
  • Cultural Gentrification: Hip-Hop & Racial Epistemologies in the United States
  • Economic Voting Analysis of the 2016 Presidential Election: A County-Level Analysis
  • NCF Mobile: A Mobile Application to Provide Centralized Information about Services and Resources at New College
  • From Overtown to Rosemary: Exploring Race and Space through Oral Histories of Sarasota’s First African American District
  • Both Home & Not: An Exploration of Belonging. A Play, and Analysis of Theatre as Research

A New College education extends beyond its bayfront campus. As a member of the Cross College Alliance, New College offers its students the opportunity to enroll in courses at other member institutions: Ringling College of Art + Design, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, The Ringling Museum (Florida State University), and State College of Florida. Are you interested in animation? You can take a 3D design class at Ringling College. Do you want to supplement your degree with a programming certificate? Enroll for a course at State College of Florida.

With access to more than 400 full-time faculty and hundreds of courses to choose from, you can get the skills you need for your career goals without any additional application materials or tuition payments.

Our partnership with the CCA is also a chance to make social connections. The inaugural Social Entrepreneurship Conference, founded by New College students, brought together students from other campuses to think of innovative ways to solve economic, social and environmental challenges. The CCA has also hosted events like Day on the Bay, the Downtown Getdown Block Party, and volunteer service days to foster community and encourage students to explore beyond their own campus. Learn more at

Our students explore opportunities well beyond Sarasota, whether it’s analyzing phytoplankton on a ship traveling along the coast of Antarctica, excavating an ancient city in Greece, or interning with a refugee camp in Cape Town, South Africa. We’ll help you find the right program in the places you want to explore, and direct you to the grants and scholarships that can make it possible.

As a member of the National Student Exchange, you can also choose to study in 175 participating campuses across the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands at the cost of your normal tuition at New College.

We encourage you to put your passion into practice beyond the classroom through meaningful internships. Earn credit while you gain the skills, credentials, and experience to step into the career path of your choice. Opportunities abound right here in the Sarasota-Bradenton community, a hub for research institutions, arts and cultural organizations and nonprofits. We’ll also help you in finding and landing internships locally, nationally, and internationally that align with your career goals.

Organizations where our students have recently interned:

  • U.S. Embassy, Bogotá, Colombia
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Washington, DC
  • Institute of International Finance, Washington, D.C.
  • Smithsonian Institution, Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.
  • Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, Sarasota, FL
  • The Ringling Museum, Sarasota, FL
  • Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota, FL
  • Multicultural Health Institute, Sarasota, FL
  • Marine Dynamics Academy, Gansbaai, South Africa
  • Mastercard, Miami, FL

Our 110-acre campus blends historic landmark buildings with modern facilities equipped with the tools and resources to help you realize your academic goals, whether that may be in the lab analyzing microplastic pollution or developing and installing an art exhibit.

Jane Bancroft Cook Library 

Centrally located on the New College campus, the Jane Bancroft Library houses more than 275,000 books and other materials to support your learning. You’ll also have access to more than 10 million holdings from all of the public university libraries in Florida.

The library offers:

  • Group Study Rooms
  • Silent Study Room
  • Col-LAB (designated area for students to collaborate on group projects)
  • Virtual Reality Lab
  • Open computers with productivity and media software
  • An open media lab with audio/video editing tools
  • Displays, exhibits, lectures and social events hosted throughout the year
  • Makerspace
  • Games and puzzles to check out or use in the Library
  • Professional librarians to assist with research, technology, and information needs
  • New College of Florida print and digital thesis collections
  • Books and media available from libraries around the world through InterLibrary Loan

Writing Resource Center
The WRC is here to help you at any stage of the writing process for both personal and academic projects. You can schedule a one-on-one consultation with WRC staff or meet with one of the student writing assistants, current students who are trained to address any writing questions, challenges or concerns you may have. The WRC also leads group workshops on writing your thesis and other topics that will help strengthen your communication skills.

Quantitative Resource Center
The QRC provides individual and small group peer tutoring for students needing assistance with various quantitative methods (e.g. basic mathematics and statistics, SAS, SPSS, Excel, and other applications).

Educational Technology Services (ETS)
ETS provides users with access to a variety of cutting-edge technologies in an innovative environment. You can check out cameras, audio recorders, video recorders, and LCD projectors. You can also get trained in various platforms such as Google Apps, Microsoft Office, or Adobe Creative Suite.

Language Resources Center (LRC)
The LRC supports students’ endeavors in learning new languages through audio-visual and print resources, language software, and board games. It’s also a social space where students can work individually or in groups as well as relax or interact with each other.

Academic Center
The Academic Center houses 11 classrooms and a social science lab featuring high-tech teaching and presentation tools. It also has a spacious student lounge and outdoor seating on each of the three levels that overlook the plaza. The Gold LEED-certified facility exemplifies the campus’ commitment to sustainability.

Heiser Natural Sciences Complex
The 56,000-square-foot Heiser Natural Sciences Complex includes teaching and research labs for chemistry, biochemistry, biology, bioinformatics, computational science, mathematics, and physics.

You’ll also find a research greenhouse, and our campus is the first and only undergraduate liberal arts college in the nation to offer a state-of-the-art Optical Spectroscopy and Nano-Materials laboratory

Pritzker Marine Biology Research Center
This facility boasts seven research labs and over 100 aquaria, anchored by a 15,000-gallon research and display tank. Each tank in the Living Ecosystem Teaching and Research Aquarium features a different captive ecosystem. Through a natural filtration system designed by students, the center draws and recycles water from Sarasota Bay. At Pritzker, students and faculty also design outreach programs to engage the local community in the world of marine science.

Public Archaeology Lab
The New College Public Archaeology Lab features more than 1,600 square feet of workspace for processing and interpreting artifacts, an office for archaeological site reports and geographic information systems, and storage space for excavated finds. The lab facilitates studies of archaeology and historic preservation for Sarasota and Manatee counties through ethical, community-based research and public engagement.

Black Box Theater
Located in Hamilton Center, this flexible performance space seats approximately 50 people and has its own control booth for sound and lighting. Movable stage platforms make it possible to adapt the space in a number of configurations, from seating in the round to more conventional theater-style. Students have used the space for rehearsals and thesis performances.

Sainer Fine Arts Complex
Built around a central courtyard, this quadrangle of buildings is the heart of music, sculpture, and the fine arts on campus. The 257-seat auditorium is used for music, theater, and dance performances by students and visiting artists. The art and sculpture buildings include a printmaking studio/arts lab with Mac computers and peripherals, plus woodworking and welding shops.

From day one, you’ll be gaining the experience needed to prepare you to thrive in today’s evolving job market. Our team of career advisors at the Center for Career Engagement and Opportunity will be with you every step of the way to help you explore career options and transform the skills you’ve built at New College into a solid foundation for a bright career.

The CEO hosts workshops, assists you one-on-one with applications to internships and fellowships, and can connect you with peer and alumni mentors. You’ll have access to the Handshake career management portal, and the CEO staff is there to help you find potential employers. If you are considering graduate school, the CEO has all of the information you need for the required entrance exams and applications. We also have pre-med, pre-law, and MBA advisors who can help you navigate the application process. 

Kaithleen Coñoepan and Evan Teal, who both graduated in 2019, are continuing New College’s long line of excellence as Fulbright Scholarship award recipients. Teal, who studied biology and chemistry, is using his research grant to study fungi inside mosquitoes at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology in Kenya. His research could provide clues as to why certain species carry diseases such as malaria and dengue fever. Teal did similar research at the Centre in Nairobi during an independent study project, an experience that shaped the basis of his senior thesis project.

Coñoepan studied Classics and Spanish language and literature at New College. As the recipient of an English Teaching Assistant Program grant, Coñoepan is teaching young students in the Canary Islands, a Spanish archipelago off the coast of northwest Africa. During her time at NCF, she was awarded the prestigious Gilman scholarship, which allowed her to study philosophy and literature at the University of Leon in Spain.

“I’m thankful for my professors here at New College,” Coñoepan, said. “They’re the ones who really helped me out through the process.”

Our residential campus leads to greater opportunities for self-discovery and deeper connections with other students and the greater community. There’s always something to do and explore.

Participate in volunteer trips to the local community garden, attend an experimental music performance in the Black Box Theatre or build leadership skills as part of the New College Student Alliance (student government). We always have something happening around campus, and if that something doesn’t exist here yet, we’ll help you find a way to start it, whether that may be a club, event, or volunteer opportunity. 


New College’s first mascot was “Brownie the Dog,” named for a stray canine that roamed the campus during the 1970s. In 1997, the New College Student Alliance compiled a long slate of updates and amendments to the student constitution, including a call for a new mascot. 

When the students voted on the proposed constitutional changes at the town hall meeting, they were unable to agree on a college mascot. In the new constitution, the NCSA deleted Brownie as the school’s mascot and replaced it with a set of empty brackets, which would later be replaced when a new mascot was ultimately chosen. Empty parentheses [ ] is a mathematical notation for the empty set, also sometimes called the nullset. Ever since, the Null Set has served as New College’s mascot!


We have plenty of ways to stay active on campus. Play competitively on an intramural team and practice with world-class coaches, or learn how to play a new sport on a recreational level. Whatever your health and wellness goals are, we’re here to support them.

Fitness Center
Our fitness center features plenty of cardio equipment and a weight room equipped with free weights and weight machines. You’ll also find yoga classes, a spacious dance and exercise room and a racquetball court.

Pool & Hot Tub
Outside the Fitness Center, you can enjoy a swim in our 25-meter pool or take a soak in the hot tub. There are also plenty of lounge chairs to take a break, relax and enjoy our year-round sunny days. 

Tennis & Outdoor Basketball Courts
Pick up a racquet and head over to one of our lighted courts for a friendly tennis match. You an also enjoy shooting some hoops on our lighted basketball court.

Softball Diamond & Multipurpose Field
You can play softball or kickball on the New College diamond or enjoy a game of flag football or soccer in the outfield.

Beach Volleyball Court
Enjoy a game of beach volleyball without leaving campus on our newly installed sand court.

Waterfront Sports & Recreation
At New College, adventures on the water are part of everyday life. Explore Sarasota Bay on a kayak, canoe, or sailboat. New College has a competitive sailing team that competes in regattas against other local and regional schools. They welcome new members regardless of your sailing experience.

Bike Shoppe
If you’re a cyclist or someone who likes to tinker with bikes, check out the New College Bike Shoppe. Run by student volunteers, the Bike Shoppe services bicycles, unicycles, tricycles, and quadricycles.

Visitors call it paradise, but you’ll call it home. At New College, you’ll find plenty of ways to enjoy the water and warm weather. The bayfront is your backyard and you’re only a short trip from the world’s best beaches. Our students live on campus all four years, which fosters lifelong friendships, cultivates a vibrant student life and enriches your academic experience.

Most first-year students are housed in one of the I.M. Pei residence halls, named after the famed architect who designed them. These halls feature double- and triple occupancy rooms with private bathrooms. Some have large balconies or large windows that bring the outdoors in.

As an upper-class student, you can live in the Dort or Goldstein residence halls, which provide apartment-style suites that include a living room, kitchenette, and bathroom. Four lodge-style halls (Searing, Peterson, V Letter, and Y Letter) feature a dramatic two-story floor plan with central common areas, timbered ceiling, and a keyless entry system. Pritzker Residence Hall offers urban-style apartment accommodations and features an open-air lounge and amphitheater. For students who prefer it old-school, B Dorm is a popular residential hall for fourth-year students collectively working on their senior thesis projects.

Living Learning Communities
Living Learning Communities surround you with like-minded individuals with a common passion. It’s a chance to explore or deepen an interest and form close connections with other residents. Students who choose to live in an LLC have access to intentional events and programs and a dedicated team who work collaboratively with faculty, staff and residents to create a supportive residential experience.

Global Village
A community of scholars striving for global understanding and tolerance. 

A year-long program for first-years to transition successfully to life at New College.

A safe and comfortable space allowing for members to share in the exploration of identity and connect with others who want to explore, learn, and grow.

Sustainable Living
A community focused on sustainability and creating a greener environment.

For those who love writing, reading and imagining. 

Outdoor Adventure & Wellness
A community of individuals who enjoy camping, hiking, spending time in the outdoors, and the preservation of our natural resources for future generations.

Health and Wellness
Gain knowledge of how to live a balanced, healthy life in college and beyond.

Quiet Community
This environment is for those who enjoy peace and quiet 24 hours a day.

Community Organizing
Dedicated to empowering students to create change in their communities by working with nonprofits, political organizations, or other social-justice movements or individuals.

Just outside campus is a wealth of opportunities and experiences only a city like Sarasota can offer. As one of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Place To Live” in the country, the area offers more than stunning beaches and year-round warm weather with an average of 73 degrees. We’re also home to a thriving arts and cultural scene, lively festivals, and world-class destinations like the Ringling Museum of Art and Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. The community is also a hub for education, health care, non-profits, and research institutions that many of our students take advantage of through internship opportunities.

You’ll always find healthy and exciting meal options on campus. Our dining services source  organic and locally-produced foods to build seasonal menus around fresh, local produce and ingredients. All students are required to purchase a campus meal plan each semester and we accommodate any special dietary needs.

New College Café
The main dining hall offers meals seven days a week. Breakfasts feature omelets, fresh fruit, hot and cold cereals, and Belgian waffles. Lunch options include soup and salad bar, pizza, pasta, burgers, and hot sandwiches. Dinner consists of a variety of hot entrées and special dishes.

J. Clark’s Grille
This popular spot features homemade specialty burgers, grilled sandwiches, and veggie burgers, as well as a tempting selection of bakery items including cakes, pies, brownies, cereal bars, and cookies.

Market Street Café
The menu changes daily at this café which features farm-fresh, chef-inspired foods ranging from burritos to stir-fry, to macaroni and cheese.

Boar’s Head Café and C-Store
Here you can order a toasted sub, flatbread pizza, or deli sandwich or panini; grab a cup of coffee or soda; and peruse the shelves for snack items and dorm room necessities.

Life after college should be focused on moving forward, not being held back by the burden of debt. Because we are a public college, our in-state tuition and fees are significantly lower than those of private colleges. Florida ranks as the 8th best state for low student debt, and New College graduates have the second lowest average debt compared to their peers at all of the other state universities in Florida.* We offer a full array of scholarships and grants, and over 90% of our students receive some sort of financial aid.

*Calculated for the Class of 2017 by The Institute for College Access & Success Scholarships:

  • Bright Futures Scholarship
  • Benacquisto Scholarship Program
  • New College Excellence Award
  • New College National Excellence Award
  • Presidential Scholarship
  • Archimedes Scholars Program
  • John Jakes Writing Scholarships
  • Skestos Scholars Leadership Program
  • National Hispanic Scholar Award
  • State Science and Engineering Fair Award
  • Florida Education Fund Brain Bowl Scholarship
  • Mary McLeod Bethune Scholarship
  • Rosewood Family Scholarship
  • Scholarships for Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans The Financial Aid Office will help you make informed choices about financing your New College education by:
  • Delivering personalized attention based on your needs
  • Guiding you through the financial aid application process
  • Offering financial literacy workshops
  • Conducting financial aid information sessions during Experience New College and Admitted Student Days

Do you want the freedom to define your own education?
Are you ready to put your passions into practice? Apply now if you’re ready to see where your curiosity will take you, and experience what it means to be a fearless learner.

To apply to New College, you will need to submit:

  • New College Application ( or Common Application
  • One Letter of Recommendation
  • $30 Nonrefundable Fee
  • Self-Reported Student Academic Record* (SSAR)
  • Self-Reported Standardized Test Results (SAT or ACT)

Applied Mathematics
Art History
Chemistry (including Biochemistry)
Chinese Language and Culture
Computer Science
Economics (including Finance)
Environmental Studies
French Language and Literature
Gender Studies
German Studies/German Language and Literature
International and Area Studies (including Caribbean and Latin American Studies, East Asian Studies, and European Studies)
Marine Biology
Natural Sciences
Political Science
Russian Language and Literature
Social Sciences
Spanish Language and Literature
Theater, Dance and Performance Studies

* Neuroscience can only be completed as part of a combined area of concentration.

New College is committed to making your undergraduate education as affordable as possible.

  • Because we’re a public college, our in-state tuition and fees are significantly lower than those of private colleges.
  • Florida ranks as the 8th best state for low student loan debt, and NCF graduates have the second lowest average debt compared to their peers at all of the other state universities in Florida.*
  • More than 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid.
  • We are consistently recognized by Forbes, The Fiske Guide to Colleges, and Kiplinger’s as a Best Value College.
  • New College awards more than $9.5 million annually in scholarships and grants from all sources.
  • Approximately 30% of New College students receive the Pell Grant, a federal grant reserved for students who demonstrate a high level of financial need.

Cost of Attendance
Expenses for the 2019-20 year

Florida Resident Out Of State Resident
Tuition and Fees $6,916 $29,944
Room and Board $9,529 $9,529
Books and Personal Expenses $4,470 $4,470
Total $20,915 $43,943

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2020-2021 will open on October 1, 2019.
Students are encouraged to submit their FAFSA as early as possible after this date to guarantee that New
College can award the highest amount of aid possible.

Be sure to include the New College school code (039574) when submitting your FAFSA.

*Calculated for the Class of 2017 by The Institute for College Access & Success

Our Scholarship Guarantee You will receive scholarship funding to attend New College if: 

  • You submit all required admission materials by the published deadlines. 
  • You are admitted to and submit your $200 enrollment deposit to New College for fall 2020.
  • You are a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident Alien, or eligible non-citizen. 

Transfer Student Scholarships 
Presidential Scholarship Scholarship Value: $15,000 per year 
Out-of-state students will be awarded a $15,000 per year Presidential Scholarship. 

Transfer Scholar Award 
Scholarship Value: $3,000 per year Florida students will be awarded this scholarship.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholar Award 
Scholarship Value: $1,000 per year Florida community college students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa will be awarded this scholarship. Completion of the AA degree is required. This scholarship may be stacked with either the Transfer Scholar Award or the All-Florida Academic Team Award, but not both. 

All-Florida Academic Team Scholarship
Scholarship Value: $2,000 per year Florida students who are members of the USA Today Community College All-Florida Academic Team will be awarded this scholarship. This scholarship may stack with either the PTK Scholar Award or the Transfer Scholar Award, but not both. 

Leadership/Need-Based Scholarship Competition (Sarasota and Manatee County)
Scholarship Value: Up to $7,500 for students residing on campus and up to $2,500 for students residing off campus 

As part of its newly launched Access Leadership Initiative, New College has established the Barancik Scholarship to offer Sarasota and Manatee County students with demonstrated leadership potential access to an outstanding education. Supported with a grant from the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation, Barancik Scholars will benefit from unique programming and leadership opportunities designed to maximize their New College experience.

Admission application file for admission due by May 22, 2020 for invitation to apply. 
Online scholarship application, FAFSA, and all remaining admission application materials are due by June 7, 2020. 

Requirements for the Barancik Scholarship include: 

  • An offer of admission to New College for the Fall 2020 semester 
  • Current attendance or graduation from a Sarasota or Manatee County high school or college, or current or recent residence in Sarasota or Manatee County
  • Eligibility for Florida resident tuition 
  • US Citizenship, US Permanent Resident Alien status, or eligible non-citizen status 
  • Eligibility for need-based aid as determined by the FAFSA                                                            
A completed FAFSA form is required to verify eligibility for this renewable need-based scholarship. Your total financial aid package cannot exceed the total cost of attendance. Renewal of this scholarship is subject to on-time satisfactory completion of academic work according to the New College Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid Purposes Policy. 
Office of Admissions and Financial Aid | (941) 487-5000 |

5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243
Telephone: 941-487-5000