New College of Florida Ranked a Top-50 School for Return on Investment by the Princeton Review

New College of Florida was named one of the country’s top colleges for return on investment, by combining a superb education and high salaries for graduates with affordable tuition, by the respected and long-running Princeton Review.

The ranking comes in the just-released 2016 edition of The Princeton Review’s book, “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck.” New College was named to the Review’s unranked list of 200 colleges, chosen from more than 5,000 nationwide, for the second straight year.

This year, New College also broke into the Review’s exclusive ranked list of the “Top 50 Colleges That Pay You Back.”   New College ranked 45th, one of a handful of small liberal arts colleges nationwide to make the cut. It was one of just two Florida colleges to appear on the list.

The Princeton Review chose the schools based on return on investment (ROI) rankings that it tallied for 650 colleges last year. The ratings weighted 40 data points, from academics, cost, and financial aid to graduation rates, student debt, and alumni salaries and job satisfaction.

In the book’s profile, The Princeton Review editors praise New College for its “incredibly low tuition and rigorous, individualized academic program (that) make it a tremendous value for both in-state and out-of-state students.”

The profile also quotes students who describe New College as having “deep and stimulating academics” and a “small, intimate atmosphere.”

The Princeton Review, an education services company, posted its school profiles for this book and the book’s seven categories of ranking lists on its website at


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