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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
    A-
New School is a highly rated private college located in Manhattan, New York in the New York City Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,181 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the New School acceptance rate is 60%. Popular majors include Fashion and Apparel Design, Fine and Studio Arts Management, and Web Page and Digital Design. Graduating 68% of students, New School alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,500.
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%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1100-1310
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$45,504/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$19,358/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
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.42 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,181Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
901
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 21 responses
Report
  • Progressive
    38%
  • Eccentric
    19%
  • Pretentious.
    14%
  • Rich
    14%
  • Independent
    10%
  • Diverse
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
70%
Poll
89%
of students say they don't have Greek life.44 responses
Poll
89%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.47 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Innovative
    38%
  • Progressive
    29%
  • Independent
    14%
  • Pretentious
    14%
  • Fancy
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
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 charges a hefty tuition price and uses the money to invest in high-end architectural renovations and flashy advertising. 90% of faculty are adjunct, meaning that they receive a laughable wage and their teaching responsibilities often fall to the wayside in favor of their full-time careers. There is little spent on a university towards research. Business degree programs are essentially useless, and the Liberal Studies programs require no coherent academic plan to pursue. Advisers have heavy caseloads, and despite their best intentions, often do not have the time to support their students. Do not go here if you are not rich! You can receive an equal education from CUNY for less $.
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Love the location! Right at the epicenter of NYC. The New School relies too much on instructors that have "day jobs". This reduces their availability if you have questions? My first impression of the instructors was that they utilized youtube videos to supplement instruction.
The New School houses a number of programs, I attend Parsons and Eugene Lang in the BA/BFA program. There are many resources offered. Everything from basic power tools, cameras, sewing machines, and laser cutters are able to be rented or signed in to use. There are many spaces to work, but it's important to remember that during finals everything gets filled up and busy. If you need a break, Union and Washington Square are both minutes away. For the most part teachers care and want to see their students improve. Assignments during the Parsons first year program can feel useless at times, but they do introduce you into the school and everything it has to offer. There a number of programs and activities offered outside of academic life though the school, but you're also in NYC so people tend to find their own things. Overall I've enjoyed my first year there, and I am excited to continue on in my major.