Anybody know about New College of Florida?

<p>I was bored and checked out the rankings and i saw "New College of Florida" ranked at number 29 (this list combines LACs and regular Universities)... New College of Florida is ranked at number 94 out of LACs... their stats are pretty good with the 75th percentile in all three of their SATs go CR-750 Math-670 Writing-690 and students average a 3.9 GPA</p>

<p>anyways what is up with this school?</p>

<p>New College is one of 22 or so schools nationwide that are their state's public liberal arts colleges. It's an unusually small variety of that group with under 1,000 students, and has a rather liberal, countercultural ambience. In that sense, it might compare to private colleges such as Hampshire and Reed, but at a fraction of the price.</p>

<p>how difficult is it to get into this college?</p>

<p>US News & World Report says:
Percent of first-year students submitting high school class standing: 80 %
Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class (2007): 53 %
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2007): 81 %
Freshmen in top 50 percent of high school class (2007): 98 %
Percent of first-year students submitting high school GPA: 100 %
Average high school GPA: 3.9
Percent of first-year students submitting SAT scores: 93 %
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range: 650-750
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 580-670
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 600-690
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range: 8-10
Percent of first-year students submitting ACT scores 50 %
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range: 26-32
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 24-28
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range: 26-30</p>

<p>That should give you a good idea on the difficulty</p>

<p>does anyone know if there is a beach nearby? Also how are the dorms. I heard the college was dirty overall … is this true? and is there any sports on campus?</p>

<p>I’m pretty sure the beach is pretty close, but I heard nice things about the campus.</p>

<p>And sports? I don’t think they exist…</p>