New College makes appearance on the 'Today' show for no. 3 'Best Value College' ranking



New College of Florida received a tip-of-the-hat from the Princeton Review and USA Today, ranking no. 3 in the “Best Value College in America” for 2012. The school was featured on the NBC’s the “Today” show this morning, an in USA Today’s print edition.

“It is a wonderful school, a small school” said the Princeton Review’s Robert Franek on the “Today” show. “It’s the official honors college of the State of Florida. It’s an enormous academic value and a great financial aid value as well”

This marks the fourth time New College has been among the top three public school offerings in the Princeton Review and USA Today’s ranks.

The only other Florida school to make the 2012 list was the University of Florida, which ranked no. 7.

To view complete lists on the Princeton Review and website click here. To view the list on the USA Today website click here.

The “Best Value Colleges” for 2012 were selected based upon institutional data and student opinion surveys, weighing undergraduate academics, costs, and financial aid.

The Princeton Review Top 10 Best Value Public Colleges for 2012 are:
1. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2. University of Virginia, Charlottesville
3. New College of Florida, Sarasota, Fla.
4. SUNY – Binghamton

5. University of Wisconsin-Madison

6. College of William and Mary

7. University of Florida

8. University of Georgia

9. University of Washington

10. University of Texas at Austin

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