The New School is ...
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High School GPA
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Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.37 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.41 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.41 responses
Most Popular Majors
Fashion and Apparel Design425 Graduates
Fine and Studio Arts Management173 Graduates
Web Page and Digital Design126 Graduates
Fashion and Apparel Merchandising107 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities100 Graduates
Interior Design79 Graduates
Graphic Design68 Graduates
Studio Arts64 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.43 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.46 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses
The New School Reviews
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.
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.
While freshman year is typically difficult, I found myself unsatisfied by things core to The New School. Of course, some may be looking to jump right into NYC living, but I did not feel as though the city campus fostered a schoolwide community. It was very isolating at times and hard to find friends when the "campus" was constantly flooded with tourists and strangers. While I did have one or two INCREDIBLE classes at Lang (really because of the professors), I found myself amidst a sexist milieu at The School of Jazz. Overall, I also noticed a lot of poor communication on an administrative level from the very beginning and often felt that my simple questions were met with varying answers. Perhaps I joined at an odd time, but I'm disappointed by what I thought would be offered and isn't. I'm grateful to have spent a year there (especially with such an international student body!) and am looking forward to this fall, but I plan to look elsewhere for the remainder of my degree.