Thank You, Legislators!

Dear Legislators,

As a New College friend and supporter, I am writing to say we look forward to working with you next year and throughout the 2021 Legislative Session. We appreciate your support of New College’s unique mission and working together to ensure Florida’s honors college continues to provide a valuable education that prepares young adults for careers of great achievement.

Thank you again and we look forward to working with you in 2021.

-[Your Name]

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New College of Florida is the State University System’s only legislatively designated Honors College of Florida. Located on the bayfront in Sarasota, New College offers a contract-based academic and career-building student learning experience based on results not grades.


Faculty and students engage in original research, field-based experience, demanding academics, and personalized career coaching in pursuit of professions. Our nationally-ranked program prepares bright students for lives of great career achievement.

#2 Public Liberal Arts College
(Washington Monthly, 2020)
#6 Among Public Liberal Arts Colleges
(U.S. News & World Report, 2021)
#23 Best Value in Public Education
(Kiplinger’s PersonalFinance, 2019)
Best Value College
(Forbes, 2019)
Top Best Value Colleges
(Princeton Review, 2020)
Top 50 Colleges That Create Futures
(Princeton Review, 2019)
Top 200 Colleges That Pay You Back
(Guidebook published by Princeton Review, 2018)
New College is #1 among public universities in the percent of its graduates who go on to earn PhDs in science & engineering.
New College produces students who earn prestigious fellowships including: 13% of all SUS Fulbright Fellows as the smallest school in the system.
Since becoming an independent member of the State University System, New College ranks among the top public liberal arts colleges and universities in the nation, second only to our military academies.


As enrollment grows to 1,200 students, cost per FTE student decreases by 50%.
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New College has reduced the out of pocket cost to students of a four-year degree by almost $10,000 since 2015 and is among the lowest in the SUS.
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New College’s total budget represents 0.84% of total SUS appropriations.