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
    A-
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%
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

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%
  • Nerdy
    0%

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%
  • Fast-paced
    0%
  • Home away from home
    0%
  • Strict
    0%

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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Coming to The New School was the best decision I made. My favorite part of this university is all the learning opportunities it brings. In class, the learning style is so different from anything I had ever seen because we are taught to learn from other people's experiences and by engaging in conversations. Here, we aspire to be very politically and socially aware of different issues going around the world. There are organizations directed to many communities and they are really welcoming. Outside the classroom, those organizations could potentially become your family. The great thing about The New School is that it is very respectful of individuality. If you are a very "on you own" person that is respected but if you love being with people and socializing all the time you can find your space too. Also, the facilities are great and it is all located in the heart of New York City making it an amazing campus.
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The New School is everything I wanted it to be and more! The urban style campus located at the heart of where it all happens in the NYC gives you all the more reason to apply. There is never a dull day in the city, for there is something always happening around campus. From the experience's you'll have, to the people you'll meet, makes being a Narwhal at TNS worth considering to attend!
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.