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

The New School Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
60%
SAT Scores Range
990-1240
ACT Scores Range
23-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for The New School

Cost

Net Price
$45,504/ year
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
    $30,634/ year
  • $30-48k
    $31,664/ year
  • $49-75k
    $35,586/ year
  • $76-110k
    $42,599/ year
  • $110k+
    $46,613/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.37 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,181Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Progressive
    42%
  • Eccentric
    21%
  • Pretentious.
    16%
  • Independent
    11%
  • Rich
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
70%
Poll
90%
of students say they don't have Greek life.42 responses
Poll
91%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.45 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Innovative
    37%
  • Progressive
    32%
  • Independent
    16%
  • Pretentious
    16%

After The New School

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%
50%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses
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The New School Reviews

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The New School has accessible, clean, and aesthetically pleasing facilities. What's more is that the school meets their pillars of sustainable design; They consider their social, economic, and environmental impact. Educationally, the professors are impressive, experienced, and helpful. A typical class size of 15 students in a conference-room setting propels intellectual discussions & collaborative efforts. The reason I refrained from a fifth star is because of the lack of sports teams, athletic activities, and student life. There's little noise from school clubs and, while I'm not one for parties, it seems students rarely engage on campus. The dorms aren't anything spectacular either.
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I love this school...the professor are engaging, the classes are small, and the students here are so interesting and very talented, and are willing to help each other out. I feel and know that I'm getting a great education, and experience--but the only issue is cost and I'm not crazy about how the (direct) administration works. As much as I love it here, I'm considering transferring--dorms are expensive, food is expensive..and although I came here on a merit scholarship, that didn't cover (although TNS has the upper hand against NYU for small classes/attention to undergrads and scholarships).
As for food, I like the food at the University Center better than at Lang, mainly because there's more variety; Lang is good to stop by for a quick snack between classes.
I'm a bit torn on this one because I am very displeased with The New School's direct administration and the school's cost. The courses offered are very interesting and unique, which makes TNS experience something worth it sometimes. There's classes on DJing, trans cultural studies, puppetry, you name it! There are more "normal" classes offered as well, but it is encouraged by the school to try to take as many different classes are you can. The professors vary, but most as practitioners in their field, meaning they work both at the school and in their field of study. This helps students build fast, reliable connections as well as get a hands-on experience with whatever they're learning. The classes for the most part are seminar-style, though there are lectures and other styles. Most of the classes stick to 5-20 students per class.