New College of Florida

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New College of Florida, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Sarasota, FL, a predominately urban area. The small size of enrollment, which is approximately around 800 students, provides smaller class sizes for enrolled students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores between 1180 (25th percentile) to 1360 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 25 (25th percentile) to 31 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is usually submitted among applicants admitted to this school. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the New College of Florida average GPA ranges from 3.42 to 3.71 for accepted students. 73% of all applicants are admitted to New College of Florida, from which 16% choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall New College of Florida Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for New College of Florida was reported as 73.1% in Fall 2020 with over 1,230 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 25 - 31
  • Average GPA: 3.42 - 3.71

How Hard Is It to Get into New College of Florida?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to New College of Florida is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for New College of Florida has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 71.3%
  • 2017-2018: 69.0%
  • 2018-2019: 76.8%
  • 2019-2020: 73.1%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 68.1%

How Does New College of Florida Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for New College of Florida is twenty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Florida College75.3%
Webber International University42.3%
Hodges University61.2%
Florida Christian College30.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to New College of Florida (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading620 - 700
Math560 - 660
Total Score1180 - 1360
ACT®Score Range
English25 - 33
Math23 - 28
Composite Score25 - 31
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