New College of Florida named one of the “50 Underrated Colleges Doing Great Things”

From Collegeconsensus. com   November 2018

There are some colleges and universities that command all of the attention in any discussion of higher education: the Ivy League, the flagship public universities, the prestigious private research institutions, the elite liberal arts colleges. But unfortunately, those big guns too often overshadow the underrated colleges and universities that are doing great things – innovating, experimenting, or even just serving students in a way that deserves to be noticed.

Oftentimes, it’s the small or less prominent colleges that are the most creative, making programs and initiatives that are worth imitating, emulating, and spreading far and wide. Those are the schools and programs that College Consensus wants to highlight in the Top 50 Underrated Colleges Doing Great Things.

Calling All Innovative, Unique, and Up-and-Coming Colleges

When we talk about the most underrated colleges in America, what do we mean? After all, some of the colleges we’re featuring are highly ranked and recognized; they may even be the top-ranked college in their state. Many are ranked among the best national liberal arts colleges and the best small colleges in America.

See the rankings and college bios here.

(NCF is listed as #30)


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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