Parsons School of Design - The New School is a private college. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,301 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Parsons School of Design - The New School acceptance rate is 63%.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.16 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.19 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses
Parsons School of Design - The New School Reviews
My education at Parsons was varied. The level of teaching was either beyond stellar or very poor. I noticed as a women in a traditionally masculine program that if there were more variety in teachers (both gender, and cultural) my education would have been better. Though this didn’t benefit me it definitely inspired me to continue my education to be the teacher I wish I had had. Having some very cookie cutter teachers gave no depth to the educational experience, especially compared to teachers with international backgrounds, multidisciplinary approaches and variety of work. When you get into those classes the school is worth it. Students push each other to do their best and bring out a challenging and realistically competitive atmosphere. Facilities were in development when I attended so right now they are beyond anything I had. The school administration really feels like they want tuition and do not do much to help kids find financial assistance.
I was unable to take online courses, however my friends who had to fully take an online class reported a good experience. Besides online oriented classes, I can say the experience interacting with teachers and classes online during periods of school cancellations was rather good. During sandy we were able to hold classes online which compared now to the coronavirus shutdown was vary minor, but teachers really were able to tailor the curriculum to help us cope with the situation and be change leaders for design and solving real world problems.
Lately, we've been doing online. It has been challenging since you would think "oh art school online? nah bad idea" but if anything that has simply made it more competitive, in the best way possible. I have had a project every week and my professors are amazing!! If there is one warning it's that if you come to Parsons, know you're one of the best and in a bundle of students who are just as good (of not better) than you. Take everything seriously and as being ranked as a top design college- know the competition is high. The workload is heavy which is probably why many people drop- so don't think you're gonna get the easy-flowing "art" college experience. Grasp at many opportunities cause there are so many to take at this school. I highly recommend Parsons!! I can't wait for in-person classes though :)