Profile: New College of Florida

Fast Facts

On Campus:75%
  • Fall 08/28-12/15
  • Spring 01/29-05/18

Tuition & Payments

You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

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Campus Diversity
0%Native/First Nation
0%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
5%Two or more races

Campus Profile

New College of Florida is the state's public honors college. Founded in 1960, the College is nationally acclaimed and recognized for its innovative approach to learning. Independent study, original research, and experiential learning are strongly encouraged. Grades are not awarded. Instead, students receive narrative evaluations written by faculty, and coursework is evaluated on demonstrated mastery of material (pass/fail). Classes are small, typically not larger than 20 students. January serves as the College's Independent Study Period (ISP). Students secure project approval from faculty in the fall term and complete their projects in January. Projects may be completed on or off-campus. (NSE coordinators should determine with both the home and host institutions whether the ISP will be a part of the student's schedule and how this would affect the student's costs, financial aid budget and return to the schedule of the home institution.)

Campus Location - New College's waterfront location on Sarasota Bay provides excellent research opportunities and a beautiful natural setting. The campus is a short drive from Florida Gulf beaches and shares shoreline with the adjacent Ringling Museum and historic Asolo Theater. Students have easy access to the Sarasota-Bradenton airport and to public transportation into downtown Sarasota. Tampa International Airport (50 miles from campus) is served by multiple shuttle services.

Helpful Information - The College never awards grades or grade point averages. It is important to clarify in advance with the home institution, how New College courses will transfer to the student's degree program. Students will receive narrative evaluations on all coursework, but there is no formula to convert the narratives to grades or a grade point average.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology

Area Studies: European Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, International Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art History, Visual Arts

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Genetics

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Earth Sciences: Science

Economics: Economics

English: Literature

Environmental Studies: Environmental Studies

Foreign Language: Chinese, Classical Languages, French, German, Russian, Spanish

General Studies: Arts and Science, Classical Studies, Gender Studies, Humanities, Individualized Degree Program, Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Studies, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences

History: History

International Studies: International Studies

Marine Sciences: Marine Biology

Mathematics: Applied Mathematics, Computation Science, Mathematics, Mathematics-Physics

Medieval/Renaissance Studies: Medieval/Renaissance Studies

Performing Arts: Music, Music History, Music Theory and Composition, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religious Studies

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Political Science, Public Policy Studies

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Gender Studies, Sociology

Closed Programs
None are closed, but students must be highly flexible in their choice of courses. If a student needs a particular course to graduate, New College could be a challenging fit. Enrollment in any given course is not guaranteed. Students must be comfortable with alternate choices if a first choice course is capped or closed. Please note that course registration happens during the first week of classes. There is no preregistration system.

Courses in psychology and biological sciences may be capped and unavailable to NSE students.

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes

Registration Priority GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences Mid-Year Exchange Non-Native English Speakers Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students Summer Exchange International Students (Visa Students)
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 6/6/2017.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee: $160 Year Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $75 Year Plan B Mandatory

Important Notes: In addition, students will be expected to pay fees which are assessed as a condition of their enrollment in a specific course (e.g., laboratory fees, art and photography supplies, course surcharges, field studies, student teaching, internship, service learning, etc.) Information is available here:

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $450 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
On-Campus Housing Per Semester Notes About Housing
$3532 for the Fall 2015 term includes January ISP period. A student who studies at NCF for only the Fall term (and not the January Interterm or Spring term) may complete early December move-out requirements in time to request a refund of the January period. The daily housing rate is typically $24.70 per day, for a double-occupancy room in the Pei complex.

Meal Plans Per Semester

Notes About Meal Plans
$1440 declining balance plan for the Fall 2015 term includes January ISP period. A student who does not participate in the ISP period may request a partial refund of any remaining balance on the account at the end of Fall term.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.