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  • 72 Fifth Avenue
    New York , NY 10011-8603
    (212) 229-5155

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    Mission Statement

    The New School's future will be shaped by the core values that have defined our past: academic freedom, tolerance, and experimentation. MISSION The New School prepares students to understand, contribute to, and succeed in a rapidly changing society, and thus make the world a better and more just place. We will ensure that our students develop both the skills a sound liberal arts 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. VISION 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. Our vision aligns with shifts in the global economy, society, and environment, which animate our mission and our values: Creativity, innovation, and a desire to challenge the status quo, both in what and how we teach and in the intellectual ambitions of the School itself Social engagement, orienting students' academic experience to help them become critically engaged citizens dedicated to solving problems and contributing to the public good. The New School must embrace these principles and innovate to address shifts in the global economy, society, and environment, that require individuals to grapple with complex problems, pursue more fluid and flexible career pathways, and collaboratively create change. EDUCATIONAL APPROACH We will fulfill our mission by extending The New School's legacy as a nontraditional academic community, nimble and responsive to change, that: Focuses on and engages with critical contemporary issues Prioritizes humanity and culture in designing systems and environments to improve the human condition, an approach that draws on design thinking and the liberal, creative, and performing arts Places project-based learning at the center of the educational experience Takes full advantage of our New York City location and connectivity to global urban centers.

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    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) 229-5155
    Open admission policy No
    Undergraduate Application fee $50
    Applied 12,401
    Admitted 8,027
    Enrolled 3,119
    Admitted % 65%

    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
    Completion of college preparatory program Recommended
    Recommendations Recommended
    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

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    Non-Resident Alien 20%
    Race/ethnicity unknown 16%
  • The New School Cost

    In-State Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates $42,080
    Out-of-state Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates $42,080
    Books and Supplies $1,661
    On-campus room and board $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
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Student Reviews of The New School

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  • 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

  • Regan from Forest Hill, MD

    I will be attending Parsons in the fall for Strategic Design and Management. When I visited I could feel that the creative environment was the perfect fit for me. The New School is innovative and going to help me reach success. read full review

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