Smaller is Better as New College Reopens

From SRQ Magazine, August 8, 2020

Reopening campus in the fall during the COVID-19 pandemic won’t be easy for any of the institutions in the State University System of Florida.

In some ways, New College has a leg up. We’re small. We’re a community. And we’re pretty well-known for being socially responsible.

Lecture halls with hundreds of students packed desk-to-desk may be daily realities for massive universities, but not for us. We have a student population of 700, a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1, and an average class size of 12 students—a makeup unlike any other SUS university.

Since our inception in 1960, we have been designed for individualized learning. That model translates effortlessly to online platforms, as a Zoom meeting with 12 students lends itself to more intimate connections than one with 200 participants.

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Founded in Sarasota in 1960, New College of Florida is the state's only legislatively designated Honors College of Florida. New College prepares intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement by providing a highly individualized education that integrates academic rigor with career-building experiences. New College offers 45 undergraduate majors in liberal arts and sciences, a master’s degree program in data science, and certificates in technology, finance, and business skills.

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