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  • 72 Fifth Avenue
    New York , NY 10011-8603
    (212) 229-5150

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    Women full time
    Mission Statement

    The New School prepares students to understand, contribute to, and succeed in a rapidly changing society, thus making the world a better and more just place. We will ensure that our students develop both the skills a sound education provides and the competencies essential for success and leadership in the emerging creative economy. We will also lead in generating practical and theoretical knowledge that enables people to better understand our world and improve conditions for local and global communities. We are and will be a university where design and social research drive approaches to studying issues of our time, such as democracy, urbanization, technological change, economic empowerment, sustainability, migration, and globalization. We will be the preeminent intellectual and creative center for effective engagement in a world that increasingly demands better-designed objects, communication, systems, and organizations to meet social needs.

    The New School More Information

    Type of School
    Four or more years , Private not-for-profit
    Religious affiliation
    Highest degree offered
    Distance learning opportunities

  • The New School Admission Basics

    Admissions office phone number (212) 229-5150
    Open admission policy No
    Undergraduate Application fee $50
    Applied 16,804
    Admitted 10,263
    Enrolled 3,524
    Admitted % 61%

    The New School Admission factors

    Admission test scores Required for some programs
    Secondary school GPA Required
    Secondary school rank Recommended
    Secondary school record Required
    TOEFL Required for some applicants; review program application instructions for more information
    Completion of college preparatory program Recommended
    Recommendations Required for most programs
    Formal demonstration of competencies Required

    The New School Admission statistics

    Students submitting SAT 60%
    SAT 1 Verbal 25th percentile score 500
    SAT 1 Verbal 75th percentile score 620
    SAT 1 Math 25th percentile score 500
    SAT 1 Math 75th percentile score 630
    Students submitting ACT 13%
    ACT Composite 25th percentile score 22
    ACT Composite 75th percentile score 27

    The New School Diversity

    American Indian/Alaskan Native -
    Asian/Pacific Islander -
    Black/Non-Hispanic -
    Hispanic -
    White/Non-Hispanic -
    Non-Resident Alien 20%
    Race/ethnicity unknown 16%
  • The New School Cost

    In-State Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates $45,240
    Out-of-state Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates $42,080
    Books and Supplies $1,661
    On-campus room and board $16,200 16,200
    Off-campus room and board $13,137

    The New School Financial Aid

    Students Receiving Aid 95%
    Receiving Federal Grants 26% , $4,885 on average
    Receiving Institutional Aid 94% , $13,195 on average
    Receiving Student Loans 43% , $8,900 on average
  • The New School Programs & Majors

    Graduates in 2012/2013 academic year.

    ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Architectural Sciences and Technology, Other 0 0 0 0
    Architecture 0 0 31 0
    Architecture and Related Services, Other 0 21 0 0
    Interior Architecture 0 0 0 0
    Business Administration and Management, General 0 0 34 0
    Fashion Merchandising 183 0 0 0
    Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management 0 0 59 0
    Mass Communication/Media Studies 0 0 202 0
    EDUCATION Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 0 10 0 0
    Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 0 0 40 0
    ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Creative Writing 0 0 103 0
    General Literature 0 78 0 0
    HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Health/Health Care Administration/Management 0 0 0 0
    HISTORY Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
    History, General 0 9 8 0
    Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 0 170 14 0
    MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Biological and Physical Sciences 0 6 0 0
    NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Environmental Studies 0 19 0 0
    PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Philosophy 0 10 21 10
    PSYCHOLOGY Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Clinical Psychology 0 0 0 11
    Psychology, General 0 19 69 3
    Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other 0 2 2 0
    Public Policy Analysis, General 0 0 1 4
    SOCIAL SCIENCES Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Anthropology 0 0 16 2
    Economics, General 0 4 26 15
    International Relations and Affairs 0 7 137 0
    Political Science and Government, General 0 4 19 12
    Social Sciences, Other 0 42 0 0
    Sociology 0 0 21 11
    Urban Studies/Affairs 0 8 56 0
    VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Acting 0 0 24 0
    Art History, Criticism and Conservation 0 0 40 0
    Ballet 0 1 0 0
    Design and Applied Arts, Other 0 162 18 0
    Design and Visual Communications, General 0 135 87 0
    Directing and Theatrical Production 0 0 4 0
    Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 0 35 0 0
    Fashion/Apparel Design 142 197 17 0
    Fine/Studio Arts, General 0 92 22 0
    Graphic Design 63 0 0 0
    Illustration 0 46 0 0
    Industrial and Product Design 0 36 0 0
    Interior Design 67 24 24 0
    Jazz/Jazz Studies 0 62 0 0
    Music Performance, General 0 32 46 0
    Music Theory and Composition 0 2 5 0
    Photography 0 56 13 0
    Playwriting and Screenwriting 0 0 5 0
  • The New School Deadlines

    Regular Admissions

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    Fall application deadline Fall application deadlines can be found in the application instructions for each program.
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    SAT Subject score report due The New School does not require SAT or ACT scores.
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    Financial Aid

    Financial aid priority deadline Fall applicants should submit the FAFSA by Feb 1. Spring applicants should submit by Nov 1.
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    Student must reply to financial aid decision by -

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    Transfer Students

    Transfer priority application deadline -
    Transfer priority financial aid deadline -
    Transfer application closing date Transfer application deadlines can be found in the application instructions for each program.
    Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms -
    College will notify student of transfer decision by -
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Student Reviews of The New School

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  • Ella - Long Beach, CA

    A place where dreams come true, the people are amazing, and you find yourself. read full review

  • Jessica from Rydal, PA

    There are not that many dorm options at The New School and housing is not guaranteed for all four years. However, there are 2 dorms specifically for freshmen. The 13th Street dorm is communal living and the Stuy Park dorm is more suite… more read full review

    There are not that many dorm options at The New School and housing is not guaranteed for all four years. However, there are 2 dorms specifically for freshmen. The 13th Street dorm is communal living and the Stuy Park dorm is more suite style/apartment style living. I lived in Stuy my first year and it was an interesting experience. Every suite is different, some rooms are large for Manhattan and some are really small. Every suite is supposed to have a common space in the kitchen however my suite didn't... We didn't even have a table! The RA's could be a little better within the building. The times that I did have issues that I needed the RA for, they tried to push the responsibility on me and didn't want to help me. Overall, the dorm life is a much better choice than living in an apartment your first year because it does allow you to make new friends through floor and hall activities, which happen weekly. read full review

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