The Princeton Review ranked New College of Florida the No. 3 “Best Value Public College in America” for 2013.
The Princeton Review’s 2013 list features 75 public and 75 private colleges, and ranks the top 10 in each category. New College was the only Florida institution to appear on either top-10 list this year.
The appearance continues a five-year run of recognition for New College. This is the fifth year that Princeton Review and USA Today have teamed to publish a list of the nation’s top public and private colleges, and each year New College has been among the top three public schools for offering students exceptional academics at an affordable price, according to a press release from New College. New College was ranked No. 2 best value public college in 2011 and 2009, and No. 3 in 2012 and 2010. Only three other U.S. public colleges made the list all five years.
“New College is honored to be recognized once again by The Princeton Review and USA Today as one of the nation’s best value public colleges,” said New College President Donal O’Shea. “During this time of economic uncertainty for so many families, we take great pride in delivering the highest level of academic quality at a cost that is substantially lower than almost all other leading colleges and universities in the country.”
For the 2011-2012 academic year, New College’s in-state tuition and fees are $6,783. Among colleges in the Princeton Review’s “Best Value” public college list, the average cost of attendance for in-state students is about $8,300.
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