B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    NG
  3. Diversity
    NG
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    NG
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
Parsons - The New School for Design is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
65 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10011

Parsons - The New School for Design Rankings

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Cost

Net Price
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
  • $30-48k
  • $49-75k
  • $76-110k
  • $110k+

Academics

Professors
NG
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.16 responses
44%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.16 responses
25%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.16 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,745Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
Pell Grant
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Rich kids
    36%
  • Artsy and fancy
    29%
  • Eclectic
    21%
  • Eclectic Rich Kids that are angry at mom and dad
    14%

After Parsons - The New School for Design

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
National
83%
67%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses
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Parsons - The New School for Design Reviews

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PLEASE note that Parsons is called the school of DESIGN for a reason. This school is not to learn how to draw (not that you really need to know, based on some portfolios I saw).

From my experience in Illustration, the class courses are structured as sample classes, meaning the students study a topic through different aspects. Ex: If you were to take 3D class, instead of focusing on say sculpting, you would also be introduced to puppetry, molding, etc. Same goes for animation. Fortunately, my teachers taught me animation basics (can't say the same for my friends in their classes). Personally, sample classes belong in foundation year, however, they make up for it by hiring great teachers— which is where I think Parsons shines, and is the reason why I gave it 4 stars, not 3.

A class is only as good as it's teacher, and if you get a good one, you will have a productive semester. Also, keep in touch with them; they are known to provide resources and further advice outside of class time.
Review Parsons - The New School for Design
My experience at Parsons has changed me as an artist and more importantly as a person. Going to school at Parsons is no your typical college experience. Firstly, it is in New York City, which certainly isn't a traditional college campus, but it pushes you to become integrated into a body of people and intense energy that contributes to creative out-put, undoubtably. Secondly, the professors and the curriculum of the programs are so unique and innovative to anywhere else I could've imagined going. If it wasn't for my professors pushing me to be original and forward-thinking, innovative, in my work, I wouldn't be in such a happy or productive space as I currently find myself mentally and artistically.
I like that Parsons encourages their students to discover other art fields, not just their own major by the wide range of the general education classes-3d design, history, drawing, sounds/video production, etc. It helps me discover other art fields, as I have never encountered these majors prior to my college experience. Although Parsons is one of the schools within the New School, it feels very disconnected from the school at its entirety. Parsons feels like it own school. However, I feel that there is no community at this school. It is very hard to connect with other students--this college is very "clique-oriented." I would like to see more welcoming and a greater variety of school clubs. As Parsons is located in the center of the city (Manhattan), it would be nice to take advantage of greater bonding experiences at museums, art galleries, etc.