The New School's Parsons School of Design

New York, NY, USA
3.23 Average Rating

One of five colleges affiliated with The New School, The Parsons School of Design is a college of art and design in New York City. Parsons is home to five schools of Art & Design History, Media, Constructed Environments, Design Strategies, and Fashion conferring degrees and certificates in over 50 artistic fields of study. In addition to classroom space, the Parsons campus features the Making Center, a space comprising studio facilities, photo labs, and metalworking shops. Throughout the year, Parsons presents exhibitions of student projects at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
Campus Setting

Admissions Requirements

Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2018
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2019
Spring Regular Decision October 15, 2018

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
17%
Out-Of-State Students
52%
17%
Submitting ACT
26%
Submitting SAT
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Total Number of Students
10,389
Total Number of Undergrads
7,125
Academic Calendar

Classroom Sizes

0
100
90%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$45,601
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$47,276
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$47,576
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$18,600
Books and Supplies
$1589

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
22%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,477
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
22%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,923
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$17,776

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
42%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,859
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$23,872
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$247
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
26%
74%
Student Organizations
43
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

School Colors
Red

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
No
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
Los Angeles
San Francisco
Boston
Miami
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
86%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$43,100
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What Students Are Saying

3.23 Average Rating
Parsons is one of the best non-traditional design schools in the country, focusing on intense collaboration with your peers and external partners. The school is very competitive, though welcomes students with sharp, creative minds that are not afraid to initiate change. Parsons design will force you to explore the limits of design in theory and practice in a challenging atmosphere.
Elizabeth from Greeley, CO
Parsons is perfect for aspiring artists/designers who want to understand design innovatively.
Known for their always changing curriculum, Parsons is really helpful for students who need a fresh idea and want to be ahead of the curve.
Although Parsons is widely known, it is also quite disorganized at times, which can be annoying but it is bearable!
Xylina from Austin, TX
Parsons is really geared towards creative people. You don't need talent to go here, just potential. You must always be willing to learn and have an open mind.
Alexis from Merced, CA

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