New College Named Nation's #6 Best Value
in Higher Education
Princeton Review Ranks New College Ahead of Princeton, Grinnell
and UNC Chapel Hill
(Sarasota) -- In its 2006 edition of America's Best Value
Colleges, The Princeton Review today named New College of Florida "the
Nation's #6 Best
Value among All Public and Private Colleges and
Universities." New College outpaced such
perennial heavyweights as Princeton University, Grinnell College, and
the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in gaining its first
ever Top Ten ranking in this prestigious list. Flagler College was
the only other school in the state of Florida to be included among this
year's top values.
The Princeton Review compiled the ranking list and
chose the colleges for America's Best Value Colleges based on
data the company obtained from administrators at over 350 colleges
nationwide, as well as from surveys of students attending each
institution. Said Robert Franek, V.P-Publishing at The Princeton
Review, "We used over 30 factors to rate the colleges in four
categories: Academics, Tuition GPA (the sticker price minus average
amount students receive in scholarships and grants), Financial Aid (how
well colleges meet students' financial need), and Student Borrowing.
Bottom line: the 81 schools that met our criteria for this book are all
great college education deals."
President Mike Michalson attributed New College's
success to its emphasis on student-centered learning, as well as strong
backing through the state's public university system. "This
ranking validates New College's continuing efforts to bring exceptional
students into close working relationships with faculty. These efforts
allow New College students to achieve at levels that are attainable at
only a handful of other liberal arts colleges around the country.
The ranking is also a tribute to the work done by our Office of
Admissions and Financial Aid, in recruiting top-quality students, and to
the strong support we receive from state government."
New College's prestigious #6 value ranking among
all public and private colleges and universities adds to a stellar year
for the State's official liberal arts honors college. Last fall,
New College was named the nation's Best Bargain among public colleges
and universities, also by the Princeton Review.
For more information on New College of Florida or this year's
America's Best Value Colleges rankings, contact New College Public
Affairs at (941) 359-4312 or email