The New School


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: New York


The New School has an enviable location in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. The New School is actually made up of many New Schools -- The New School for Social Research, Parsons The New School for Design, The New School for Public Engagement, Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts, Mannes College The New School for Music, The New School for Drama, and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Students come from all 50 states and well over 100 foreign countries. Students can choose from 88 degree programs and majors, and the curriculum does not have rigid core requirements. Instead, students take primary responsibility for designing a plan of study that speaks to their interests and goals. Among undergraduates, art and liberal studies fields are most popular, and at the master's level art, communications, creative writing, and social sciences all have robust enrollments. Academics are supported by a healthy 9 to 1 student / faculty ratio. The New School is also home to numerous centers, institutes and think tanks, and the school has always been a haven for progressive thinkers. Notable alumni include Eleanor Roosevelt, Shimon Peres, James Baldwin, and Woody Allen. Note that many programs at The New School require auditions or portfolios, so prospective students should check application requirements carefully.

Most Popular Majors

Design and Technology, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Jazz, Liberal Arts, Literature, Performing Arts

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 9825
Total Grad Students: 2855
Undergraduate Students: 6970
Faculty: 306

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 32:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 23:1

Percent Male: 29%
Percent Female: 71%

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Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 47%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 66%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

66 W 12th Street
New York New York 10011


Main Email:

Main Phone: 212-229-5600

Additional Campuses:
Mannes College The New School for Music
150 West 85th Street
New York, NY 10024

The New School for Drama
151 Bank Street
New York, NY 10014

The New Schoolfor Jazz and Contemporary Music
55 West 13th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10011

Milano The New School for Management & Urban Policy
72 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10011

Parsons The New School for Design
72 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10011

Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
65 West 11th Street
New York, NY 10011

The New School for Social Research
72 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10011

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Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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Minimum GPA for Applying:
The New School does not publish a minimum GPA requirement for transfer.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
To be accepted for transfer, the credits must have been earned in courses consistent with the mission of The New School Bachelor's Program and for which grades of C or better were awarded.

Credits (Min/Max):
Up to 84 credits may be transferred for courses completed at a regionally-accredited college or university. Of those, no more than 60 may be for lower-level coursework.

Test Scores for Applying:
The New School does not publish a requirement for the submission of standardized test scores for admission consideration.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
A sealed letter of recommendation is optional.

Essay(s) required:
The New School requires the submission of 3 essays with your application: Educational Objective, New Way of Thinking and Course Plan.

Application Fee:
There is a $50 nonrefundable application fee.

Other Requirements:
Some programs of study may require a portfolio for admission consideration.

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 22 27
English 22 30
Math 21 27
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 500 620
Math 500 630
Writing 510 625

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 69%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -69%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1665

Other Expenses: 2486

Room and Board: 15260

Tuition and Fees: 38198

Total Cost: 57609

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
The New School offers a variety of financial aid options including loans, scholarships, grants and work study.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 7090

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 88%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 85%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 72%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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