New College of Florida Receives National Awards for High Student Voter Turnout

From Sarasota Magazine.  com  November 12, 2019

In last year’s election, 64.2 percent of the New College student body voted, compared to 29.3 percent in 2014.

New College of Florida received several national awards from the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, in recognition of the college’s high level of student voting during the 2018 election. Nearly two-thirds of New College students voted in the 2018 election, more than doubling campus voter turnout from 2014. At a ceremony at the Knight Conference Center in Washington, D.C., New College was honored with two 2019 ALL IN Champion Awards, one for the highest overall student voting rate of all participating campuses and one for the highest undergraduate voting rate of all participating campuses. More than 60 institutions enrolling 6 million students are participating in the ALL IN Challenge. In last year’s election, 64.2 percent of the New College student body voted, compared to 29.3 percent in 2014—reflecting a nationwide trend of significantly higher voter turnout on college campuses.

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 campus on Sarasota Bay is home to more than 700 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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