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  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 an above-average 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 $34,900.
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
1030-1280
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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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.
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
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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
49%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.41 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.41 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 20 responses
Report
  • Progressive
    40%
  • Eccentric
    20%
  • Pretentious.
    15%
  • Independent
    10%
  • Rich
    10%
  • Diverse
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
70%
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life.43 responses
Poll
89%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.46 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Innovative
    40%
  • Progressive
    30%
  • Independent
    15%
  • Pretentious
    15%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
49%
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 is a multi-disciplinary university located in NYC. It is largely liberal and prides itself on intellectual freedom and progressive thinking. There are five districts of The New School. I attend the Parsons School of Design, the district focused on art and design. The environment of Parsons is very diverse and unique. There are students from all over the world. The professors I've had through-out my study here are great educators and amazing at their creative fields. Students are also allowed to take courses across all the districts based on their interests. The only suggestion I have for this university is to be more tolerant of and open to people who don't agree with its views on things such as socialism. Some of the groups here refuse to listen to anyone with opposing opinion and try to intimidate others to join their side. It's a bit hostile and discourages other groups of students from having their own voice.
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Very expensive. You will pay more on housing and cost of living in NYC. find and apartment 2nd/3rd year to offset cost. Teachers are mostly part time to pay professors less and to apparently have “professional currently in field”. Better if u go to parsons. School focuses on that more instead of Lang. Dorms are great but I’ve seen better for less (friends at UArts). Expensive but great food. A classist rather than racist school but diverse. More liberal so conversatives beware. Will run into famous actors kids/family, insta-stars, and hipsters alike. Great classes tho. Very new school style of teaching and topics are very modern like Afrofuturism, making memes, understand black mirror. Not big on exams but big on essay. U will have to literally find and search and be social to make friends. Other than that good luck.
The infrastructure is amazing, especially of the University center, which also happens to be the main building of the university. The freshman dorms are not so far away but the other dorms might be a little inconvenient to get to. The professors are very cooperative and understanding, the seminar pattern of teaching is a huge asset to the school. Overall a good experience uptil now, for me, my friends and my classmates. Not much of a party scene and pretty week communtiy-wise but a sense of community develops between you and your friends as time progresses. A great place to be and uses New York City as a part of the university. Assignments and classes focus on New York City and make sure students use it to their advantage.