Liberal and Conservative

SRQ Magazine  November 10, 2018

The word “liberal” is central to the identity of New College of Florida, though perhaps not in the way you’d think. Florida law designates New College as “the residential liberal arts honors college of the State of Florida” (see Florida Statutes section 1004.32).

Read Donal O’Shea’s editorial here.


Located in Sarasota, New College of Florida has educated intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement since its founding in 1960. As the State of Florida’s designated honors college, New College provides an exceptional education that transforms students’ intellectual curiosity into personal accomplishment. The 110-acre bay front campus is home to more than 800 students and 80 full-time faculty engaged in interdisciplinary research and collaborative learning. New College offers nearly 40 areas of concentration for undergraduates and a master’s degree program in Data Science.

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