New College of Florida is the state's stand alone, independent honors college. Founded in 1960 the college is nationally acclaimed and recognized for its innovative approach to learning. It is situated on Florida's gulf coast on Sarasota Bay and adjacent to the Ringling Museum of Art and historic Asolo Theatre. From campus it's a short drive to some of Florida's finest beaches: Siesta Key, Lido Beach and Anna Maria Island. Independent study, original research and experiential learning are encouraged. Grades are not awarded. Instead, students receive narrative evaluations written by a faculty sponsor, and classwork is evaluated on demonstrated mastery of material(pass/fail). Classes are small and generally no larger than 20 students. Classes recess during the entire month of January when all students are required to develop an Independent Study Project (ISP). Projects may be completed on or off-campus.
The college is located on Sarasota Bay, just 40 minutes south of Tampa. It sits alongside the Ringling Museum of Art and the historic Asolo Theatre. The local airport is in walking distance.
The college never award grades or grade point averages. It is important to clarify in advance with the students' home campus, how the New College courses will transfer to the home school. Students will receive narrative evaluations on all classwork, but there is no formula to convert the narratives to grades or a grade point average.
Available Tuition Payment Plans
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.
Placement availabilities may change at any time. Please reference the school's profile page on NSE.org for updated information.
These prices are estimates and are subject to change. Please reference the host university site for accurate details.
Programs of Study Open to NSE Students
For an accurate list of programs of study open to NSE students, please reference the list of "Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students" on the NSE School Profile for New College of Florida.
This list is maintained by the host NSE coordinator and is kept up-to-date. All classes taken while on an NSE exchange will transfer back as LSU credit. The LSU NSE coordinator will work with you to determine course equivalencies.
For a full list of special conditions, please visit www.NSE.org and search the NSE section of the APA website.
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
Registration happens during the first week of classes. NSE participants will register with regularly enrolled students.
Full-year exchange Accepted
Single term exchange Accepted
Require students who will live on campus
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
Non-Native English Speakers
TOEFL: must have a score of 560 paper, 220 computer or 83 Internet